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Hiawatha restoration begins


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IRONWOOD - After years of fundraising the work to repair and paint the 50-foot fiberglass replica of the legendary Hiawatha is underway at the park along Burma Road.

The St. Paul, Minnesota company that created the statue in 1964 is no longer around and the work is being conducted by FAST Corporation of Sparta, Wisconsin, the only Midwest company that still builds and repairs fiberglass structures, said Peter Sturgul, who started the repair project over three years ago with John Rudberg and Michael Meyer, director of the Ironwood Chamber of Commer...

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