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Bessemer-Ironwood consolidation petition circulates



Voters in the Bessemer and Ironwood area school districts may be deciding the future of their districts in August, as local residents are circulating a petition to put a proposal to consolidate the two districts on the ballot.

Those advocating for consolidation needed to first get permission from the Michigan Board of Education, according to Gogebic County Clerk Gerry Pelissero, getting at least 10 eligible voter signatures from each school district.

Pelissero said he was informed the state gave its approval Jan. 13.

“Since the school boards...

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