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Marenisco Township sues state over prison closure

 

September 19, 2018



MARENISCO (AP) — A township in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is suing to stop the closing of a prison.

Marenisco Township in Gogebic County says the state didn’t do an economic-impact study as required by law. However, a judge on Monday rejected a request for a restraining order which was filed by Marenisco Township.

The Michigan Corrections Department in August announced plans to close the Ojibway prison in the months ahead.

The prison has 203 employees, including some who live in Wisconsin. Local officials say closing the prison would greatly harm the economy.

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