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Jail expansion project put on hold


Plans to expand the Marathon County Courthouse have been put on hold.

During Tuesday's board meeting, county officials were expected to approve the long-term project. But, several board members expressed concerns the plans were moving too quickly.

Officials say the renovation will create new courtrooms, enhance security, and metal detectors and expand the jail. Officials say the project will cost roughly $72 million.

Board members have no requested more time to consider the plans. They will meet again in February.

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