Wisconsin lawmakers to honor maker of cheesehead hat

The Assembly will vote Tuesday to honor Ralph Bruno, the man who invented the state's iconic cheesehead hat. The Associated Press says Bruno made the first hat in 1987 using stuffing from his couch.
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The Assembly will vote Tuesday to honor Ralph Bruno, the man who invented the state's iconic cheesehead hat. The Associated Press says Bruno made the first hat in 1987 using stuffing from his couch.

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