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GCC students pull semi truck in fundraiser precursor


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GOGEBIC COMMUNITY College students and staff pull a 30,000-pound semi truck 20 feet Friday in the college's parking lot. The effort was in preparation for an upcoming fundraiser where teams will compete to see who can move the truck the allotted distance in the shortest time-frame.

IRONWOOD - Gogebic Community College students and staff used a somewhat unconventional way to move one of the college's semi trucks Friday, pulling it with a rope, tug-of-war-style, in preparation for an upcoming fundraiser.

"The pull we did today was a test. We wanted to see No. 1 could it be done, and No. 2 how many people would it take to pull the semi 20 feet," Janie Williams, an administrative assistant for the college's allied health program, said. "Now that we know that, what we'll try to do is a fundraiser in the fall."

Along with the students and staff, State Rep. Scott Dianda, D-C...

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