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Prospective buyer shows interest in former OCF

MARENISCO — A prospective buyer from Chicago has shown interest in purchasing the former Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco for use as a farm to grow, process and test marijuana.

Marenisco Supervisor Richard Bouvette reported the news to his Board of Trustees at their Wednesday evening meeting and shared further detail with the Daily Globe in a Thursday phone call.

“I don’t know that this is going to fly,” said Bouvette, but he claimed, “This guy seems to know what he’s talking about.”

The supervisor said that the man, who is from Chicago, has extensive experience in t...

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