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Hiawatha renewal continues


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IRONWOOD - A team of fiberglass specialists said there were surprises but that work remains on schedule to complete the restoration work on the 50-foot Hiawatha statue this week.

"We found a hole under the arm where pigeons were getting inside and we will seal that up," said Don Harmon, of FAST Corporation, who is conducting the repair work this week with two other workers from the Sparta, Wisconsin company.

The power washing and loose paint removal work started Wednesday and the work to locate and repair stress cracks followed. A part of Hiawatha...