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Manistee — The Michigan Army National Guard plans to find a new owner for a 58-year-old armory and its 5.2-acre property in Manistee County.

The Manistee Armory has stood empty since the National Guard unit that occupied the building for nearly six decades moved to the Grand Rapids area this summer.

Lt. Col. William Humes tells the Ludington Daily News that the property isn’t for sale yet, but National Guard officials have begun the process of finding a new owner.

Military departments will be offered the property first. If the military isn’t interested, it will be offered for sale to the local government. It will be put up for sale to the public if neither the military nor the government wants the property.

The property’s value is estimated at $350,000.

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