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Census official stresses importance of Ontonagon participation


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ONTONAGON — A census official stressed the importance of counting every citizen in the 2020 U.S. Census to the Ontonagon County Board Tuesday.

Marti Wenger told the board that numbers count when it comes to funds distributed by the government into the county. She said it has been estimated that 50% of the Upper Peninsula was not counted in the last census, which resulted in $1,200 loss for each person not counted.

Wenger said her job is to recruit counters, noting she needs 40 counters in the area. Wenger said counters will be paid $14 an hour and $.58 cents...

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