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'March for our Lives' on Saturday in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN - On Saturday, students, parents, teachers and anyone who wants to lend their voice and support to the issues of school safety and sensible gun control will be peacefully protesting nationwide for the lives lost in Parkland, Fla., Las Vegas, Orlando, Fla., San Bernardino, Calif. and Ne

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Meth dump site, house investigated in Kingsford

KINGSFORD, Mich. (WLUC) - Authorities in Dickinson County say they have cleaned up a meth dump site and a meth house in the past ten days. On March 10, Kingsford Public Safety received a call about a possible meth dump site near the Cowboy Lake parking lot. Responding officers found a large tote tha


Escanaba teen pleads guilty in Dickinson County

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - An Escanaba teen that was sentenced in Delta County after leading police on a chase across three counties has pleaded guilty in Dickinson County for the same incident. 18-year-old Corey LaBonte pleaded to Fleeing a Police Officer 3rd degree, and Stolen Property Motor V


More charges for inmate serving time

ESCANABA - An Escanaba man, currently serving time in prison for larceny, was recently bound over from Delta County District Court to circuit court on four felonies relating to sexual assaults on a minor child in Escanaba in 2016. Jacob Allen Christopher Jones, 19, was sentenced last summer to two y

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Penny wise and dollar foolish

In the year 2000, Norway Township purchased a brand-new, one-ton dump truck at a cost of $31,000. The intended uses of this vehicle were for maintenance of the township cemetery, the Vulcan Recreation Park and other appropriate needs of the township. Another use was for the annual spring refuse col


Teen takes deal in three-county chase

CORY LABONTE IRON MOUNTAIN - A Vulcan teen will be sentenced April 16 after accepting a plea deal Monday on Dickinson County charges stemming from an August 2017 chase through three counties. Cory John LaBonte, 18, pleaded guilty in Dickinson County Circuit Court to fleeing a police officer-third d


DAEDA wants ideas on staying Loyal to Local

IRON MOUNTAIN, MI-- The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance is looking for input on how to keep and expand local businesses. On March 27 the alliance is hosting a Loyal to Local kick-off event in Iron Mountain. Its Small Business Retention and Growth Committee has been working to create a p


Ranger Field seeing renovations in the coming months

IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - Big changes are coming to Ranger Field with the help of Laborer's Union Local 1329. This estimated $30,000 project will include the addition of a new digital scoreboard, a concession stand, an announcer booth and two new dugouts designed to give fans a better view of


Union to fund IM baseball field project

IRON MOUNTAIN - Big improvements are in the works for Ranger Field, thanks to the efforts of Laborers' Union Local 1329. A new scoreboard, dugouts and concession stand are planned for the baseball field at the end of Kent Street, with labor to be provided by apprentices guided by Local 1329 staff. T


Man arrested after meth lab found in Breitung apartment

THE DICKINSON-IRON District Health Department placed an orange sign declaring an apartment at N3976 U.S. 2 "unfit for human habitation" after authorities discovered an active methamphetamine lab there Wednesday. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo) IRON MOUNTAIN - One person was arrested after author


Meth lab busted in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN - On Wednesday, March 14th, at approximately 2:00pm, the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office discovered an Active Methamphetamine Lab at N3976 Highway US-2. The Sheriff's Office Detective Lieutenant assisted the Michigan Department of Corrections on a Parole visit at the address where th


Quinnesec man receives jail time

MICHAEL KEMNITZ IRON MOUNTAIN - A Quinnesec man was ordered Tuesday to serve jail and probation time for charges stemming from an April 16, 2017, standoff incident at his home. Michael Allan Kemnitz, 54, was sentenced in Dickinson County District Court to 270 days in jail, with credit for four days


IR man accused of threatening to 'shoot up' resort

MICHAEL GORDON CRYSTAL FALLS - An Iron River man has pleaded not guilty to charges he threatened to "shoot up" the Ski Brule resort southwest of Iron River after an argument with resort management last month. Michael Steven Gordon, 23, has an April 3 pre-trial conference in Iron County Trial Court o


Escanaba student threatens school shooting

ESCANABA, MI-- An Escanaba High School student was taken into custody Wednesday after they threatened to shoot up the school. Escanaba Public Safety officers responded to the building around 12:34 p.m. They investigated the complaint and found it to be credible. The student was removed and evaluate


Charges filed against student after verbal threat at Escanaba High School

ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - Charges have been filed against the student taken into custody following a verbal threat to conduct a school shooting. The case was referred to the Delta County Prosecutor's Office for review, charges were filed, and the case is now in Delta County Probate Court. Probate