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Gogebic County Board hears Ojibway closing opposition


August 23, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

CRYSTAL SUZIK addresses the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners Wednesday about the closing of the Ojibway Correctional Facility at Marenisco. From left are commissioners Dan Siirila, Jim Oliver and Jeff Wasley.


BESSEMER - It appears the Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco won't go down without a fight.

Around 100 people, including many Ojibway employees and their families, appeared at a Gogebic County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday to discuss the planned Dec. 1 closing of the facility, even though it wasn't on the agenda.

Joining them was Ed McBroom, the former state representative who is seeking the state Senate seat held by Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba.

The public comment session began with Crystal Suzik, a strong proponent of keeping the...

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