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Bessemer officials vote to dredge creek


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BESSEMER — The Bessemer Parks and Recreation Commission voted last week to approve $5,200 for Fahrner Excavating of Ironwood to clear West Kallender Creek, which leads into the fishing pond in Bluff Valley Park.

The action is part of an ongoing initiative to prepare the park pond for fishing by local youth, as promoted by Commissioner Russ Maki in previous meetings.

Maki said that he will contact Ken Fahrner to schedule the work for late April or early May of next year.

“We do need a DNR permit if we’re going to tamper with that creek and that pond,” sai...