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Ironwood not to rename Hiawatha statue

By PAMELA JANSSON

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IRONWOOD - The Ironwood City Commission rejected a request to rename its 52-foot Hiawatha statue but agreed to authorize plans to develop an educational display at the site.

The action at the commission's Monday evening meeting was in response to a request from the city's Human Relations and Equity Committee.

"We were approached a year ago by people who felt it was time to correct the situation," said Carol Erickson, who leads the committee.

Erickson said that, since then, committee members met with regional bands of American Indians to get their i...

 
 
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