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Ironwood City Commission looks ahead to projects

IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission approved vacating the alley south of the 400 and 500 blocks of East Birch Street, as well as Deane Street between the two blocks, at its meeting Monday evening.

Michael and Greta Erm requested the move, as they plan to build a home there on Birch Street.

Commissioner Jim Mildren said it was exciting to have someone building a new home in the city.

A brief public hearing on the matter was held before the meeting, at which no one spoke.

City Manager Paul Anderson told the commission there is opportunity to gain state funding to tear down two blighted build...