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Gogebic County Fair Board trying for rodeo replacement


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IRONWOOD — Members of the Gogebic County Fair Board voted on Monday evening to move the fair’s mud races from Sunday afternoon to Saturday evening in hopes of reestablishing a rodeo on Sunday afternoon.

This year’s fair will run from Aug. 10-13.

Monday’s action reversed a decision in a previous meeting to move the races from Saturday to Sunday when a formerly lined up rodeo company backed out for insurance reasons.

Monday’s vote split nearly evenly. Linda Nelson, Crystal Suzik, Melinda Kostac, Shelley Suckow and Holly Ramme voted yes while Chairman James...