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Wakefield offers simple winter fun at no cost


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WAKEFIELD - Winter fun in Gogebic County does not necessarily require tickets or expensive equipment, as several local residents proved here on Friday.

Although the Wakefield ice rink is not yet ready for skating, a group of Bessemer residents used only their boots and a good deal of gusto to maneuver around the ice, occasionally falling, but getting right back up for more.

"We just moved here a few days ago," said Joseph Miller, who was also referring to his wife, Carly Reil. "We wanted to be the Christmas present."

He said they had been living in Chica...