It’s History in the making this week, as the first female appointed District Attorney will be sworn in.

DeShay Morrow

It’s been a little over a week since newly appointed District Attorney DeShea Morrow stepped into her new role as Marinette County’s District Attorney and I was fortunate enough to catch up with D.A. DeShay in between court cases Tuesday morning. 

Morrow says she is very honored to have the title as District Attorney and it’s a great responsibility.

Morrow says once she gets the lawyers on board she will proceed forward and execute a plan that she has in mind.

District Attorney DeShay Morrow is officially being sworn in as Marinette County District Attorney this Thursday at 3:45 p.m. by Judge Miron in Court Branch 1.

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It's the 36th Annual Menominee River Century Bike Ride this Sunday, June 25th.

MCRIDEPhoto Courtesy of MCRIDE.COMIt’s the last Sunday of June which means it’s time for the BAMC Menominee River Century Bike Ride. The 36th annual Century Bike Ride is being held this Sunday, June 25th and is hosted by Bay Area Medical Center. BAMC Marketing Director John Hofer says the ride covers over 200 miles of road.



Helmets are required to participate in the ride and you’re advised to arrive early due to the number of cyclists in attendance.

 

Register on line here www.mrcride.com

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One of Wisconsin’s 72 Counties joins Marinette County in opposing the Back Forty Mine.

brown county mine voteAt a Wednesday evening meeting of the Brown County Board the board voted against the proposed sulfide mine. Brown County District 1 Supervisor Tom Sieber says Brown County is taking all of the risk.l supervisor tom sieber 02


 

 

 District 5 Supervisor Staush  Gruszynski says in Wisconsin you have to show the one of the mines hasn’t polluted in the past ten years.l supervisor staush gruszynski 02


The Brown County Board voted against the proposed sulfide mine with a vote of 21 to zero with two abstentions and three absences. Next week Tuesday, June 27th at nine a.m. the Door County Board of Supervisors will be addressing the Back Forty Mine.

 

Click here to view the agenda for Door County

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The First Edition of the M&M Collaboration. A conversation with Marinette Mayor Steve Genisot and City of Menominee Manager Tony Graff.

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The first of many conversations with Marinette Mayor Steve Genisot and City of Menominee Manager Tony Graff. In this edition we talk about the collaboration of the Fourth of July Fireworks, Cabela's Walleye Tournament, the controversial Back Forty Mine, and of course coffee.

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Heritage Hearing Care - Johanna Zuehls part 2

High Tech Hearing Aids heroListen to Eric Bergstrom's interview with Johanna Zuehls from Heritage Hearing Care.

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Heritage Hearing Care - Johanna Zuehls Part 1

High Tech Hearing Aids heroListen to Eric Bergstrom's interview with Johanna Zuehls of Heritage Hearing Care.

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Written Dreams - Carolyn Redman interview part 2

lakeboobiegone 5x8 ebookOL 0417 01Listen to Eric Bergstrom talk to author, Carolyn Redman from Written Dreams publishing.

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Written Dreams - Carolyn Redman interview part 1

lakeboobiegone 5x8 ebookOL 0417 01Listen to Eric Bergstrom's interview with author Carolyn Redman from Written Dreams publishing.

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Interview with Butch Vig talking about Smart Studios, Nirvana and Garbage.

garbageListen to Eric Bergstrom talk to Butch Vig about his career as a producer to bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Green Day, and Foo Fighters.

Photo Courtesy: Butch Vig

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The Severe storms that raged through Marinette County last week caused thousands of dollars in damage to the Marinette County Courthouse.

lighteningAt yesterday morning’s Marinette County Finance and Insurance Committee meeting the committee received and update from the Marinette County’s I.T. Department. I.T. Director Kevin Solway says it’s been a very hectic few days.


Solway says an Officer from the Marinette Police Department witnessed the lightning strike the antenna.


While No Department within the Courthouse or Annex Building was without connectivity the damage totaled forty-thousand-dollars in equipment repairs.

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A decades old disappearance of a tavern owner in Marinette County comes to a close.

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In 1974 the disappearance of business owner Loren Monro who owned the Music box in Porterfield has come to a successful ending. Last week Friday, Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve held a press conference regarding the missing man and what led to the re-opening of the case.

Sauve says he wanted to take a closer look using modern technology.

In 1974, Munro had an outstanding warrant for the sexual assault of a child and when he failed to appear for the charge, he was deemed to have disappeared under a suspicious circumstance. With the help from the F.B.II and the U.S. Navy the 43-year-old Marinette County warrant is rescinded and the case is now closed.

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Could Menominee County finally be making progress in their search for a County Administrator?

Menominee County CourthouseIt looks as though Menominee County is taking the steps necessary to find the right fit for the County Administrator Position. At yesterday’s Menominee County Personnel Committee meeting the committee heard from various county employees and board members as to how it’s internally affecting Administrative Assistant Sherry DuPont. Recently Dupont addressed the County with an offer to step in as Interim Administrator until the board could decide their next course of action. Commissioner Bernie Lang says it seems as though each commissioner has their own agenda.

Lang says they should accept Sherry’s proposal in total, establish a wage, and hire a search firm to initiate the hiring process of the administrator.


After much discussion, the committee agreed to forward to the county board a motion to propose the hiring of Sherry as interim administrator and the hiring of an outside firm to search for a County Administrator.

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What’s at stake for the Twin Cities Airport?

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At last night’s Menominee County Board Meeting commissioners addressed the harsh realities of the ailing airport. Commissioners expressed their concerns with funding the airport and are looking to the City and others to come forward to help if they want the airport to remain.

While several people addressed the board it was Representative Wayne Beyer of the Menominee County Pilot Association that says the industry needs the airport...Menominee would be a ghost town without it.

The Menominee County Commissioners are urging the community to submit their concerns, thoughts, and suggestions about the airport.

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Free fishing weekend in Michigan is this weekend June 10th & 11th.

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Michigan is making it easy to enjoy the outdoors all weekend long...Grab a fishing rod and enjoy a FREE fishing weekend this Saturday and Sunday, June 10th and 11th. Michigan DNR Representative, Elyse Walter says residents and non-residents alike can fish without a license.

During Michigan’s free fishing weekend, State Park passes and ORV passes are also waived so you can enjoy a full weekend of fun. To learn of events in our area visit www.michigan.gov/freefishing

 

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Did you know that the oldest written account of Bigfoot was recorded by the well-known explorer Leif Erickson in 986 A.D.?

bigfootPhoto Courtesy of The Hyden AdventureStories of hairy monsters, skunk apes, and medieval Wildman have been circling the globe since 500 B.C. ...which includes stories of sightings in Marinette and Menominee County in 19-79 and 20-15. Craig Sulk of the Hyden adventure is a co-host of the bigfoot convention being held this weekend and he says they’ll have scientific facts that bigfoot does exists.

Saulk says a paranormal investigator will also be speaking.

For those who are interested or skeptical that Sasquatch exists and would like to see the factual evidence...the first annual Bigfoot Convention is being held this Saturday, June 10th at the Little Nugget Golf Course in Wallace beginning at 9am.

Listen to Newscast here

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The Marinette County Chairman of the board urges the Board to reach out to Brown County regarding the Back Forty Mine.

At last week’s Marinette County Board Meeting, County Board Chairman Mark Anderson updated the board regarding the Brown County Board picking up the resolution regarding the opposition of the Back Forty Mine. Anderson says, he attended a land conservation meeting in Brown County in May

The Brown County Board will be meeting this Wednesday, June 7th at 6pm

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Brad Neumann - Finding Acceptance

brad1Listen to Eric Bergstrom talk with former Peshtigo Bulldog and current Minnesota Golden Gopher, Brad Neumann about growing up in Peshtigo, Wi and his life now at the University of Minnesota.

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A FREE Family event is being held tomorrow at Marina Park.

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Grey skies and the potential for rain can't stop the crowds from coming out for the third annual Family Recreation Day in downtown Menominee. Tomorrow’s event emphasizes the importance of family as well as local business.

Area non-profit organizations team with those businesses to provide numerous family-friendly and pet-friendly activities during the event.

The Event runs from 9am until 3pm at Marina Park in Menominee with the Grand Finale of thousands of ping pongs being dropped from an actual helicopter.

       

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The Menominee County Administrator search carry's on.

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In a special County Board meeting yesterday morning, the board discussed the only candidate, Irina Rivard, who was present and interviewed for the position. Larry Phelps Third District Commissioner says the board came to a mutual decision regarding the candidate.


As of yesterday morning, the board has yet to hear from the other candidate, Anthony Person, who missed his interview. The board agreed to will be meeting sometime in the next week to determine what their next course of action will be.

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The City of Menominee approve their Capital Improvement Program.

Menominee City HallIn a Special City Council meeting last night, the council approved the City’s five-year Capital Improvement Program which is a part of the budget process. The CIP identifies the potential cost for major improvement items within the City. City Manager, Tony Graff says the total amount of the plan is five point two-million-dollars over a five-year period.

Graff says this year they did receive public input that community members would like to see on the plans.



This year the City reduced the capital program to a little over five-hundred-thousand-dollars. However, they will be replacing snowplows in their aging fleet, updates to the library, complex updates for City Hall, as well as updates for the Police and Fire Department.

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