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Conservation district works on transition after Finley's death


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BESSEMER — The search for a new administrator of the Gogebic Conservation District is expected to get underway in the near future, following the death of Jim Finley earlier this month.

“He did a huge job for us, and will be difficult to replace,” said James Wojcik, the chair of the conservation district.

Finley died Feb. 13 of complications from COPD at Aspirus Ironwood Hospital, according to his obituary.

Wojcik said the district is finalizing the job description for the administrator position and he hopes the search for Finley's replacement can...