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Ironwood to continue with in-person classes

By ZACHARY MARANO

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IRONWOOD — In the Ironwood Area Schools Board of Education meeting on Monday, Superintendent Travis Powell said the latest update from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department shows that the number of COVID-19 cases and the case rate per 100,000 population in Gogebic County are the highest they’ve ever been. Despite these numbers, the school will continue with in-person classes for now.

“A year ago in November, when there were half as many cases per 100,000 as we have currently, we were shut down. So, what’s different?” Powell aske...