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County board resolution opposes Ojibway closure


September 13, 2018


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BESSEMER — As the fight to keep the Ojibway prison in Marenisco from closing continues, the Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday passed a resolution urging the facility remain open.

The prison is scheduled for closure Dec. 1 and many of the inmates have already been transferred to other facilities.

County board members continued to contend they had the rug pulled out from under them when the closure was announced before they had a chance to meet with officials downstate.

Joe Bonovetz, of Bessemer, said the Upper Peninsula Commission...

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