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Midwest Telefest draws hundreds to Big Powderhorn


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Several hundred people gathered last weekend for the 34th annual Midwest Telefest at Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort in Ironwood Township.

The three-day event normally takes place at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area in Ontonagon, but it was moved this year due to inadequate snow at that site, which relies only on Mother Nature.

Race Director Peter Werts of Madison, Wisconsin, said he expects the event to return to Ontonagon next year.

According to Keith Opperman, the event organizer, Powderhorn - with its ability to make snow - served...

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