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Ontonagon Village discusses needed jail repairs


October 18, 2018


ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon County Jail is over 50 years old and sheriff Dale Rantala told the county board Tuesday there are some needed repairs.

The most serious need is to repair showers. He explained the plumbing in the jail needs to be redone. Rantala said plumbers have indicated it is getting harder and harder to find replacement parts.

He explained currently three of the five cells need water turned on to have the showers work and if not turned off, they run continuously. “This causes unnecessary work for the corrections officer and waste of wate...

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