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Festival Ironwood heats up Thursday


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KEVIN SPORLEDER, of Ironwood, digs in at the Duck Pick at Festival Ironwood Thursday, along with his daughter, Payton, 7, right. Watching are Paige Sporleder, 5, and their mother, Amanda Monroe.


IRONWOOD - Thick smoke and the sound of music wafted down Lowell Street Thursday afternoon, attracting city residents and visitors to Festival Ironwood.

The smoke was from the Yooper-style wood-fired grill chicken pit organized by the Friends of Festival Ironwood, including city employees. It was the third year for the chicken pit and the five or six volunteers who were manning that area said the preparations for the Festival Ironwood pressed chicken feed began early in the morning.

With temperatures in the high 80s and a cool breeze now and then o...

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