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Markkanen to address Ojibway closing in Marenisco Thursday

By P.J. GLISSON

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MARENISCO - Members of the Marenisco Township board of trustees learned at their Monday evening meeting that state Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton, will be present Thursday to discuss the status of the former Ojibway Correctional Facility.

Township supervisor Richard Bouvette reported that Markkanen will be at the township hall in Marenisco at 1:30 p.m. that day. Bouvette said he expects other officials, as yet unnamed, to attend as well.

Bouvette said he still has not received word on the township's appeal to the state Court of Appeals. The Feb. 7 a...