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      Board members vote to take golf course out of running for new MGH facility

      The Marquette Golf and Country Club board and its members have told Duke LifePoint that they no longer wanted golf course land to be considered to build the new Marquette General Hospital complex and the board voted unanimously to stop all negotiations.

      According to club president Robert Bartkowiak, the members come first and that the members had concerns about the Heritage Course. The golf course is the members' primary concern, which made the board come to their vote.

      This just leaves two areas still in consideration for the new hospital. One area in the city of Marquette at the old Roundhouse location off of Baraga Avenue, and another in Marquette Township located behind the Westwood Mall.

      The new hospital campus will include a 235-bed facility with a medical office building. The new hospital project is estimated to be a $290 million project.