Menominee County

Menominee County

Nov 3, 2020


Michael T. Holmes-Democratic--6,936

Patrick James Armbrust-Republican--4,949



Kenneth W. Kline-No Party Affiliation--4,472

James Marsicek-No Party Affiliation--4,093



Yes: 441  No:  418



MARQUETTE, MI--   Menominee County has reported its first COVID-19 death. 

Officials from Public Health, Delta and Menominee Counties say the woman was hospitalized August 31 and died at a Green Bay hospital Tuesday.

Twenty-three new COVID cases were reported in the U.P. Tuesday. Marquette and Delta counties added six each; Menominee added four; Dickinson, Houghton and Schoolcraft counties added two each; and Iron County reported one new case.

A total of 1,313 coronavirus cases have been lab-confirmed in the U.P. Twenty-one people have died.

Menominee County

Aug 4, 2020


MENOMINEE COUNTY SHERIFF (vote for not more than 1)

Patrick James Armbrust (R): 1,294

Joe Grinsteiner (R): 1,120



Yes: 430  No: 128


Daggett Township Fire Department Millage

Yes: 119  No: 31

Daggett Township Road Maintenance Millage

Yes: 118  No: 31


Rob Dunstone

MENOMINEE COUNTY, MI--   The Department of Natural Resources is wondering where a bull elk in Menominee County came from. 

The young elk was first reported by a private landowner June 6 about 10 miles from the Wisconsin border. Additional sightings have been reported since then. They include unconfirmed reports of an accompanying cow elk.

The bull has a three-digit orange ear tag in its left ear. It has not been seen clearly enough to be read.

STEPHENSON, MI--   Michigan State Police are investigating a two-vehicle accident that happened in Menominee County Sunday.

Troopers from the Gladstone Post say it happened in front of the Cedar River Plaza in Stephenson. A northbound vehicle tried to turn left into the plaza parking lot, and turned into the path of a southbound vehicle.

The diver of the northbound vehicle sustained severe, but non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette for treatment. His infant daughter was properly restrained in the back seat and wasn’t injured.

Here are results from the May consolidated election for counties in the Public Radio 90 listening area:


Schoolcraft Township heavy equipment millage

Yes—198   No—21


Carney-Nadeau Public Schools bonding proposal

Yes—213   No—325

Menominee Area Public Schools bonding proposal

Yes—1,460   No—1,822

MENOMINEE, MI--   The first confirmed positive COVID-19 case is being reported in Menominee County.

Bay Area Hospital notified Public Health Delta & Menominee Counties of the infected woman Thursday. No other details were released. Close contacts of the woman are being identified and evaluated.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Dickinson County rose to three Thursday. The person is being treated at Dickinson County Health System. Officials say the number of positive cases is expected to rise.

SOUTH DAKOTA--   A South Dakota man convicted of killing his girlfriend and dumping her dismembered body in a U.P. river has been sentenced to life in prison. 

In January a jury found Stephen Falkenberg, 45, guilty of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree murder in the death of Tamara LaFramboise, 46, in March 2019. Falkenberg said LaFramboise hit her head and died after he pushed her during an argument in South Dakota. Her torso was later found in Menominee County’s Little River.

Falkenberg will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole.

UPDATE: The deceased is identified as Warren Larson, 78, of Wilson. The injured driver is identified as James Gorzinski, 65, of Powers. Neither alcohol nor speed are believed to be factors in the crash.


SPALDING TOWNSHIP, MI--   One person has been killed in a two-vehicle accident in Menominee County. 

HARRIS TOWNSHIP, MI--   Officials have released the name of the man killed in Harris Tuesday.

Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post say the victim is identified as Michael Donovan, 74, of Menominee County. He was found in a Harris Township residence around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Police are treating the incident as a homicide. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death.