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Gogebic County Fair moves forward amidst building closures

 

August 3, 2022

Larry Holcombe/Daily Globe

The exposition building stands on the Gogebic County Fairgrounds in Ironwood on Tuesday. The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners prohibited the use of this building and several others at the same location on July 27 in response to a study by U.P. Engineers and Architects.

By ZACHARY MARANO

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IRONWOOD - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners prohibited the use of several fairgrounds buildings on July 27, just two weeks before the Gogebic County Fair on Aug. 11-14. With less than two weeks left before the fair, the fair board met on Monday to discuss how to move forward with this announcement.

Gogebic County contracted the Houghton-based firm U.P. Engineers and Architects to perform a buildings study earlier this year. The study recommended that the expo building, poultry barn, horse barns and grandstand not be used by the public.

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