The Sawyer County Board of Supervisors and area court officers broke ground Thursday, May 19, for a 12,000-square-foot courthouse addition that will include a second large courtroom and remodeling of the court wing and associated offices.
“This has been years in the making,” said County Board Chairman Tweed Shuman. “Since 2015, Sawyer County has ranked No. 1 in the state in a weighted caseload study, affirming the need for a second circuit court judge.”
Shuman thanked Venture Architects and Miron Construction, along with three county boards, former county administrator Tom Hoff, finance director Mike Keefe, Clerk of Court Marge Kelsey and her staff, Sheriff Doug Mrotek and Jail Administrator Lt. Jeff Johnson for their time and effort.