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Ontonagon council votes to fire village manager


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ONTONAGON — The Ontonagon Village Council, in a special meeting Wednesday, terminated the employment of Village Manager Joe Erickson on a split 3-2 vote. The number met quorum requirements, Village President Tony Smydra said, as two members Mike Morgon and Mike Rebholz — who were appointed to village trustee vacancies — will not be sworn in until the March meeting of the council.

The motion to release Erickson from his contract came following a discussion of the submission of a contract with the state concerning a dredging of the Ontonagon marina, which has a...

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