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County to consider Flannery Forestlands purchase


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The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, authorized the start of a process that may add 4,000 acres of forestry land to adjoining county land.

The commission 7-0 approved the request from Greg Ryskey, director of county Forestry and Parks, to start the process of appraisals and grant-writing to see if it's feasible for the county to purchase the land from the Melvin Flannery Estate. The bulk of the property is already within county forestlands.

"It will be a lot of work," Ryskey said. "But it will be worth it."

Brian Wilson, general...