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Alger County

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Alger County

The county government operates the jail, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire, building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships.

                   Census Data
               1980       1990       2000      2010        
              9,002      8,972      9,862     9,601       

               County Seat:
        Year Organized: 1885
             Square Miles: 918
                Size of Board: 5

  Townships/City/Village Officials                                            
       Alger County Municpal Links
                          Au Train Township 
                             Burt Township 
                      Grand Island Township
                        Limestone Township
                           Mathias Township
                          Munising Township
                             Onota Township
                         Rock River Township
                            City of Munising

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