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Reorganized county board picks road commission board member


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NEW GOGEBIC County Board of Commissioners Chair George Peterson, of Watersmeet, left, receives the gavel from outgoing chairman Joe Bonovetz, of Bessemer, on Wednesday afternoon.


BESSEMER - The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners appointed a road commission board member on a split vote at the county board's Wednesday reorganizational session.

On a 4-2 vote, Dan Peterson was named to the road commission board, topping Kevin Haustein.

New county board chair George Peterson, of Watersmeet, cast the deciding vote for Dan Peterson, who is no relation.

Earlier in the meeting, the board agreed to continue the policy that the board chair votes last.

Tom Laabs, Jim Oliver and Jeff Wasley also voted for Dan Peterson, while Bob Orli...

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