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McBroom, Markkanen introduce OCF sale bills


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LANSING — The Gogebic Range’s two representatives in Lansing have introduced legislation that would allow the state to sell the former Ojibway Correctional Facility in Marenisco.

Sen. Ed McBroom, R-Waucedah Township, and Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, issued a joint statement announcing the legislation Wednesday.

“The surprise closure of the Ojibway Correctional Facility was a loss to the people of Marenisco and Gogebic County,” McBroom said in the statement. “The impact of the prison’s closure has been felt deep and wide. In addit...

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