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Ironwood moves ahead with water plant


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IRONWOOD — The Ironwood City Commission awarded a $9,554,000 bid to build Phase I of a proposed water plant to C.D. Smith Construction at a special meeting on June 29.

Jeff Sjoquist of Coleman Engineering presented financing details from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development. He said two recent developments allowed the project to move forward. First, Rural Development obligated an additional $1,580,000 in grant and $361,000 in loan to the project, and the city received a waiver from the federal Build America Buy America program that...

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