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Excitement builds for Sisu


January 11, 2020

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Rolf Hendrickson gives Peter Kester, seated, a congratulatory fist bump as Sisu the Ski Fest volunteers complete the final touches to the "Finnish Line" Friday afternoon in downtown Ironwood. Sisu volunteers Joe Krvetz and Bethany Thomas watch from left.


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IRONWOOD - The downtown was buzzing with excitement Friday as organizers expected to have the maximum number of skiers registered for the 11th Sisu Ski Fest today.

Volunteers had the registration numbers within 10 of the 750 maximum by 5 p.m. Friday. Hundreds of people converged on the Ironwood Memorial Building for the registration and Expo with several skiing related companies present.

"We are having our biggest race field ever this year," said Rick Semo, an Ironwood city commissioner and Sisu volunteer. "It's a good problem to have when you'...

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