County receives federal grant for border patrols


MARQUETTE — An Upper Peninsula county has accepted a federal grant to keep an eye on routes to the U.S. border.

The Mining Journal reported the $60,000 grant will help cover overtime for Marquette County police who patrol areas on or near Lake Superior, including road, snowmobile and marine units.

The county's emergency management coordinator, Teresa Schwalbach, said the sheriff's office will determine schedules.

She said the sheriff must keep track of time, so the county can be reimbursed.

Commissioner Johnny DePetro said Marquette County doesn't have to post a matching grant.

Schwalbach said the Marquette County will be working with state, tribal and federal law enforcement groups.

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