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New homeless shelter opening in MerrillSubmitted: 10/23/2017
Erin Beu
Erin Beu
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ebeu@wjfw.com

New homeless shelter opening in Merrill
MERRILL - Merrill will soon open a new homeless shelter after going without one for nearly two years.

"Since October of 2016 to about last month, we had over 136 homeless people, that included 16 families and that included 38 children," said Merrill Homeless Center Board member Dee Olsen.

Olsen received the keys to the new building on Friday.

She hopes to open the shelter as soon as late December.

The building will have eight to twelve bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room areas and a warming center.

The two story building is located on Main Street in Merrill.

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