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Felch man accepts plea deal in marijuana case

Norman Blomquist on Monday pleaded guilty to maintaining a drug house, a two-year high court misdemeanor. A charge of conspiracy to commit delivery or manufacture of marijuana, a four-year felony, will be dismissed, Dickinson County Prosecuting Attorney Lisa Richards said.

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Former Pavilion building comes down

Drivers along Minnesota Avenue in Breckenridge Monday spotted a bright yellow excavator tearing down the old Pavilion building.Workers with Shingobee Construction Services will be constructing a new building on the property, which most recently housed Blossoms and Bridal, which opened in 2013.Bridal

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IM plans to regulate canopy storage units

The amendment will be based on recommendations from the city Planning Commission, with a public hearing to be scheduled, Iron Mountain council members decided Monday.

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Woman who pointed a firearm at police officers avoids jury trial

At approximately 3:30 PM on Friday, Feb. 9, the Marquette Police Department arrived at an apartment complex located at 200 Northland Drive for a well-being check on Rochon.


Break the Silence event procession set for Oct. 17

IRON MOUNTAIN/CRYSTAL FALLS— A “Break the Silence End the Violence” procession will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, starting at 10:30 a.m. at the Iron County Courthouse.

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‘Break the Silence’ event on Tuesday in IM

Promoting “Break the Silence” are, from left, in front, Cheryl O’Neil, Marti Swisher, Heather Strauss and Donna Fayas-Johnson, all of Caring House; Elizabeth Alquist, Iron Mountain Police Department; Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Rutter; Mellisa Lanto and Tara Trudgeon of Caring House; Connie Larso


Family Dollar announces re-opening in Crystal Falls

The grand re-opening kicks off on Thursday, Oct. 18, followed by a celebration for the community at the store on Saturday, Oct. 20. The event will include giveaways and prizes, including reusable shopping bags, cookies and a gift basket raffle. In addition, on Saturday, the first 50 customers will r

IRONCOUNTYREPORTER.COM - 2018-10-16 10:06:00

Parking to be restricted near Norway school

— Approved a final payment of $5,188.75 for the city’s water main project. The city has spent $2,720,689 of the $2,880,000 budgeted for the project, which came from U.S. Department of Agriculture-Rural Development grants and loans. The remaining $159,311 will become an extra payment on the bond for

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Getting a kick out of fall

The cold temperatures Monday didn’t stop Riley Hahn and Alex Oberlin from playing some kickball on East A Street in Iron Mountain. The cooler than normal conditions will continue today and Wednesday before the week ends with a couple of days in the 50s, according to the National Weather Service offi

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WJFW - After controversy in Blackwell, new Forest Co. residential placement found for child sex offender LeVasseur

In early 2018, the state Department of Health Services tried to place LeVasseur in the Bear Lake Shores neighborhood in the Forest County town of Blackwell. People in the neighborhood fought hard against the placement, eventually taking the case to court.


Oconto County Circuit Court: 180 days jail for 4th OWI

Amie L. Sanderfoot, 38, of Taycheedah Correctional Institute, Fond du Lac, was sentenced Aug. 27 by Judge Judge to a determinate sentence of five years (two years initial confinement and three years extended supervision), concurrent with her present sentence, for uttering a forgery (F), and pay $288


Bankruptcy for DCHS is off the table

Iron Mountain, MI— At theDCHS Hospital Board of Trustees regular session meeting this past week, Finance Committee Chairman, Jeff Campbell delivered the 2018 August financial data report. DCHS showed a profitof$51,016 for the month of August andtheDCHSteamis optimistic of thepositive results of the


Bankruptcy off the table, DCHS says

The August financial data report showed a profit of $51,000. Although the financial picture looks stable for the next couple of months, officials say they continue to look for ways to increase utilization of the hospital.


Erickson Jewelers gets $10K DDA grant for facade

FROM LEFT, Paula Craven of the Downtown Development Authority presents a $10,000 Downtown Facade Improvement Grant to Erickson Jewelers owners Sherri and Randy Erickson — and Tino, the newest member of the Erickson team — for work done at the 1820 Stephenson Ave. store; at right is the DDA’s Amber P


Grand re-opening this week for Family Dollar store in Crystal Falls

The re-opening kicks off Thursday, followed by a community celebration at the store Saturday. The event will include giveaways and prizes such as reusable shopping bags, cookies and a gift basket raffle.


Caspian psychologist arraigned on Dickinson charges

Michael Wallace Varney faces 50 felony charges in Dickinson, Iron and Marquette counties based on a complaint he engaged in sexual misconduct over the past nine years with 10 patients, many of whom sought Varney’s professional help for substance abuse treatment, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuet


ESCANABA — The following individuals were recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court in unrelated cases.

Noah James Olson, 26, of 1011 2nd Ave. N. Apt. 2, Escanaba, was bound over on a count of domestic violence with habitual offender – fourth offense notice, a felony with a maximum sentence of life in prison. The charge stems from an incident on or about Sept. 4, 2018 in Escanaba. Cash/surety bond was


Preliminary exam held for Varney

MARQUETTE — A preliminary examination was held in Marquette’s 96th District Court Thursday for Michael Wallace Varney, 61, of Caspian, who was charged by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office in September with 50 felony counts due to allegations Varney provided his patients with oxycodone and other


Jim Harbaugh, Michigan facing must-win vs. Wisconsin

Harbaugh and Michigan have struggled mightily to beat ranked teams since he took over the job at his alma mater. The Wolverines are 0-17 in their last 17 road games against ranked teams. Moreover, Harbaugh is 1-6 against Ohio State, Michigan State and Notre Dame which are the three teams that Michig


Iron Mountain Fire Department responds to mobile home fire, house deemed inhabitable

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) -The Iron Mountain Fire Department responded to a structure fire last night, leaving the home inhabitable.