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Officials cancel 2024 Gogebic County Fair


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BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners voted last week to cancel the 2024 Gogebic County Fair - 10 months in advance.

The action followed a Sept. 26 fire that destroyed three structures directly after two additional buildings had been demolished. In addition, the exhibition building has been closed due to structural issues for the past two years, and three remaining barns have been declared unsuitable for use due to electrical damage that occurred during the fire.

The Oct. 11 motion by Chairman James Lorenson specifically stated that next y...