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Kootenai County leads Idaho in marriages

COEUR d'ALENE - Love is in the air in Kootenai County and it must give off a strong scent.

Marriage rates are at a 60-year low statewide, but Kootenai County continues to be a popular place to get hitched. The county's marriage rate is more than twice the state average and more people get married here than anywhere else in the state - including Ada County.

Most of the couples marrying in Kootenai County come from out of state to exchange vows, according to vital records and health statistics recently released by Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare.

The department's Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics' report "Vital Statistics 2012" highlights the most recent statistics and information on the state's population, birth, death, abortion, marriage and divorce rates.

Coeur d'Alene Resort Wedding Planner Becky Johnson said North Idaho is becoming an increasingly popular venue for destination weddings. People have come from as far away as Australia to marry at The Resort, she said. More here. Taryn Thompson, Cda Press

Were you married in Kootenai County?


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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.