Business

Koski joins staff at Danielson Insurance Agency

KINGSFORD - John Koski has joined the Danielson Insurance Agency Inc. of Kingsford as a personal and commercial lines agent.Koski lives with his family in Caspian. He is an active member of the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Rotary Club.He has several years of experience in the insurance industry, as ...

Optimism, caution with state holiday forecasts

LANSING - Michigan retailers expect better holiday sales this year, their forecasts a blend of optimism and caution, according to the Michigan Retail Index, a joint project of Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.While 63 percent project better holiday ...

Consumer spending down in September

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures underscore nagging economic soft spots that are expected to ease in the coming months.Consumer spending slipped 0.2 percent in September, the ...

Omdahl featured speaker at conference

IRON RIVER - Sue Omdahl of Iron River was featured as a state conference speaker for the Michigan Association of Healthcare Advocates (MAHA) during its fall conference near Traverse City.Omdahl is a master's level licensed professional counselor in of Iron River. She retired as a counselor ...

Kmart plans to close four Michigan stores

WARREN (AP) - Kmart plans to close four stores in Michigan by late January, including the store in Iron Mountain.The Detroit Free Press reports that the plans by Sears Holdings bring the total number of stores it is closing in Michigan to 12 over a six-month period.The newspaper reports the ...

Customer recipes featured in We Energies Cookie Book

MILWAUKEE - From grandma's eggnog cookies to gingerbread men to cinnamon sticks, the newest edition of the We Energies Cookie Book is filled with holiday favorites.A special section also includes decadent chocolate recipes such as 5 pound fudge and chewy chocolate-chocolate chunk cookies. In ...

Average U.S. 30-year loan rate up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent.Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage rose to 3.98 percent from 3.92 percent last week. ...

Back in Motion, YMCA launch new partnership

KINGSFORD - Back in Motion Physical Therapy Clinic and Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center have announced a new partnership aimed at advancing community wellness and transitioning physical therapy patients back to health at the YMCA.The program allows patients from Back in Motion to meet with ...

McCash attends national conference on investing

IRON MOUNTAIN - David J. McCash of McCash Investment Management recently attended focus 2014, a leading financial services industry conference hosted by LPL Financial, the nation's number one independent broker-dealer.Held in San Diego, focus 2014 was one of the industry's premier sales and ...

IM-K Credit Union supports Caring House with display

KINGSFORD - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union is helping to raise awareness of the cause.From now through Oct. 31, customers will see a display at the Credit Union with information about the Caring House. The display ...

U.P. Health Plan ranked 12th in nation

MARQUETTE - The Upper Peninsula Health Plan is again one of the nation's best Medicaid health plans, according to a recent national ranking of Medicaid health plans.The health plan ranked 12th among Medicaid managed-care plans in the United States, according to the National Committee for ...

Norway native offering dance classes at Miss Donna’s School

KINGSFORD - Cecilie B. Haehe is from the little town of Amot in Norway and started her dance education at the age of six.She is now a student at Northern Michigan University and will be holding dance classes at Donna's School of Dance in Kingsford today, Saturday and Sunday.There are classes ...

Dentistry for veterans slated Nov. 11 at Fornetti Center

IRON MOUNTAIN - The John Fornetti Center for Dental Implants & Aesthetics will present Dentistry For Our Vets on Tuesday, Nov. 11.In recent years, the John Fornetti Dental Center has treated hundreds of patients donating thousands of dollars of free dental care through Dentistry From ...

Werner Electric to build corporate office

NEENAH, Wis. - Werner Electric Supply has announced its plans to purchase land in Grand Chute for construction of a new corporate headquarters building and regional distribution center designed to support the company's accelerated growth.It will serve as a logistics hub for all of its locations ...

Bevins receives MDOT award

LANSING - Vincent Bevins of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Superior Region Office in Escanaba has received the 2014 MDOT Director's Award - the department's highest honor for outstanding service.MDOT established the annual award more than 20 years ago to recognize employees ...