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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


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

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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

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Becoming a restaurant owner while still in 20s

MIKE CHRISTY TOOK over as owner and head chef of Spiro's restaurant in downtown Iron Mountain at age 23. Four years later, he said the business continues to thrive. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo) IRON MOUNTAIN - Mike Christy started as a server at Spiro's, hoping for a role in the kitchen. By a

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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


Aspirus opens new $8M medical clinic in Iron River

THE EXTERIOR OF the new Aspirus Iron River clinic. (Theresa Proudfit/Daily News photo) IRON RIVER - Aspirus Iron River Hospital officially took the wraps off its new $8 million clinic Thursday, roughly 10 months after it began construction on the 24,000-square-foot, two-story building. The hospital


Inspirational speaker visits North Dickinson School

FELCH, Mich. (WLUC) - Students at Dickinson County Schools had a unique day at school today. Instead of attending class, students were welcomed to the gym to listen to a speech given by keynote speaker Nick Scott. Students got a glimpse into Nick's life as he shared his story of finding his purpos


Ribbon ceremony in Iron River

IRON RIVER, MI - Aspirus hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony today to show its new facility off to the community. But what makes this facility special is the unity it brings to all of the clinics and the public. "This facility is remarkable in a couple of different aspects. One is that it allows us to


Hearing delayed in Iron County sex case

EARL OTCHINGWANIGAN CRYSTAL FALLS - A Crystal Falls man accused of having sexual contact with a boy multiple times more than a decade ago agreed Monday to postpone his preliminary examination so he has more time to retain an attorney. Earl Ralph Otchingwanigan, 80, now will have the hearing April 3


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


Goodman named chief assistant Iron County prosecutor

CRYSTAL FALLS - The Iron County Prosecutor's Office officially has a part-time chief assistant prosecutor after the county board Tuesday approved a memorandum of understanding for the position. Hannah Goodman joined Iron County Prosecutor Melissa Powell's office March 5. Her duties will include han


Iron County mines topic of Watershed meeting

IRON RIVER- The annual meeting of the Iron County Watershed Coalition will be held on Thursday, March 22, at the West Iron District Library in Iron River. The annual board meeting will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed with a special presentation by Dr. Alan Johnson at 5:30 p.m. The public is inv


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


Aspirus, Health Foundation donate to Caspian Gaastra FD

IRON RIVER-Aspirus Iron River Hospital and the Aspirus Iron Area Health Foundation both donated $250 to the Caspian-Gaastra Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of a portable gas monitor. The portable gas monitor allows first responders to remotely detect potentially harmful gas leaks in resi


Crandon man charged with holding woman hostage, sexually assaulting her

CRANDON, Wis. (WSAW) -- A 25-year-old Crandon man has been charged with holding a woman against her will and sexually assaulting her. Franklin Wilkins is charged with first degree sexual assault, false imprisonment, obstructing an officer and bail jumping. Investigators said on Jan. 22 around 6 a.m.