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      Michigan Iron Ore Heritage Museum is ready for summer tourists

      It has been a tradition lasting over a decade in Negaunee. Sunday afternoon, the Michigan Iron Ore Heritage Museum kicked off the summer season with an open house and a concert with the group Whitewater. Whitewater plays music that reflects the stories of immigrants and the history of the region here in the U.P.

      The open house was an opportunity for the public to see what is going on at the museum this summer as well as the chance to see the changes that will come in the near future.

      "There's been several changes in the industry since the museum was first built back in the mid 1980's and we're looking forward to continuing that story about Michigan and the iron ranges here in the Upper Peninsula," said Barry James, Education Specialist at the Michigan Iron Ore Heritage Museum.

      Over the next few years, the museum will be making upgrades to its facilities to help make the museum more interactive with the public. The upgrades will be made possible through grants and a generous donation from Cliffs.