County OKs mill site sale


December 22, 2021

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The former Willamette Industries mill site.

Decision reached at contentious meeting

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following story includes contributions from Linn County Communications Officer Alex Paul and The New Era reporter Benny Westcott.


Linn County intends to sell the 146-acre former Weyerhaeuser/Willamette Industries mill site in Sweet Home by sealed bid in early February, commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker agreed Tuesday, Dec. 14.

They reached that decision, however, after a reportedly oft-contentious exchange with present Sweet Home City Council members over an initial, more divisive verdict.

The commis...

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