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Packers pay $1.5 million for 6 Ashwaubenon properties

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have paid nearly $1.5 million this year for six Ashwaubenon properties as part of their development project. The team has been buying land to build town houses for its Titletown District development. The Packers said they plan to build up to 70 ...

Eagle Mine to offer paid maternity and paternity leave

MARQUETTE — In fall 2016, Meagen Morrison, social responsibility adviser for Eagle Mine, saw an opportunity to raise the bar of modern mining and encourage more women to pursue careers in the industry, according to a release from the company. Her idea? Paid maternity leave. In the United ...

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New chamber member

A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place at BOSS Snowplow in Iron Mountain to mark the company joining the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. Along with BOSS officials, the event was attended by ambassadors with the chamber. Shown here, from left, are ambassadors Teresa Schettler, Teddy ...

DAWN CARUSO

Caruso promoted to sales manager at Erickson Jewelers

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dawn Caruso has been promoted to the position of sales manager at Erickson Jewelers in Iron Mountain. “We enjoy being able to add to the strength of our team. She has a genuine love for jewelry and is talented in custom design. Her specialty is helping people design or ...

Applications taken for Toro product donations

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Toro Co. has been committed to helping its customers and industries around the world in caring for their outdoor environments. Toro has also built a legacy of giving back to the communities where its employees live and work. To support these various efforts and ...

Iron Mountain Goodwill store changing format

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Goodwill store in Iron Mountain is set for major changes in the upcoming week, according to Goodwill Industries of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan staff. The store will switch to an employment training facility, where people that use Goodwill’s skill building ...

Escanaba grocery store to close

ESCANABA — Super One Foods will close its Escanaba store on April 29, a decision that will have no effect on its Iron Mountain location, local managers said. The Escanaba Super One Foods is one of 38 grocery stores across Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula owned and operated by ...

AN ONLINE TAX form is displayed on a computer at the offices of tax preparation firm as the deadline to file grows closer. Finding the cash to pay a larger-than-expected tax bill can be tricky, but tax pros say there are ways to deal with the surprise without having to pawn the family heirlooms.

Ways to cope if you can’t pay your taxes

By TINA OREM For The Associated Press Finding the cash to pay a larger-than-expected tax bill can be tricky, but tax pros say there are ways to deal with the surprise without having to pawn the family heirlooms. 1. Take a deep breath. Though crimes such as tax fraud or evasion certainly ...

Treasury protects against identify theft

LANSING — In an effort to protect Michigan taxpayers, the Michigan Department of Treasury continues to implement security measures to stop tax-related identity theft. If an individual income tax return has been selected for identity confirmation, the taxpayer will receive a letter from ...

Treasury: Don’t staple state tax documents

LANSING — Michigan taxpayers should think twice before stapling state tax documents and consider other options for fastening paper together before mailing, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Each year, Treasury receives and processes more than 1.3 million pieces of U.S. Mail ...

Aspirus Iron River Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S. out of more than 1,300 facilities.

Aspirus in Iron River named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital recently was named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S. by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. As a top-performing CAH, Aspirus Iron River is recognized as being one of the best of the 1,332 rural ...

A DONATION OF $1,500 was presented by Lake Shore Systems Inc. employees in Kingsford to the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight, which supports missions that transports veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit monuments and memorials. Shown here in front, from left, are Scott Knauf of the U.P. Honor Flight with Lake Shore employees Jamie Phillips, Steve Thiry and Chuck Cain. In back, from left, are employees Aaron Kadish, John Schuman, Fritz Wenzel and John Biesterveld.

Lake Shore shows support for U.P. Honor Flight with donation

KINGSFORD — Lake Shore Systems Inc. has donated $1,500 to the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight in support of the nation’s veterans, their service, and their sacrifices, a spokesman said. The Honor Flight is a non-profit organization that relies on donations from local companies to support ...

STEPHENS REAL ESTATE of Iron Mountain was the top real estate office in the area, according to the U.P. Association of Realtors’ 2016 rankings. The staff includes, seated in front, from left, Sally Blom and Maddy Tousignant. In back, from left, are Jodi LaVarnway, Lynn Sawicky, Bob Norton, Ryan Gordon, Jo Poulin, Betsy Sawicky and Peggy Gingrass.

Stephens Real Estate named top-producing office by UPAR

IRON MOUNTAIN — Stephens Real Estate of Iron Mountain was named the top individual real estate office for 2016, according to the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors’ rankings of 17 local real estate offices. This is the eighth year in a row that the office has been honored. In ...

Are your finances ready for fun?

While the best things in life are free, as the saying goes, some of life’s great experiences do have a price tag. If you’re considering fulfilling your childhood dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail or you’re offered tickets to see your favorite team play in the championship game, you ...

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Berlinski joins LPL Financial for wealth management program

IRON MOUNTAIN — Berlinski Financial Services in Iron Mountain announced that it has chosen the broker/dealer platform of LPL Financial to support its wealth management program. “By aligning with LPL, Berlinski Financial Services gains access to industry-leading, unbiased research, a ...

Tickets on sale for Casino Royale event

IRON MOUNTAIN — There are a limited number of tickets on sale for the Casino Royale at the Ritz event March 11, according to Lynda Zanon, chamber director. This year’s event will be at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain, and tickets are $80 a person or $150 a couple. Tickets are ...

Conservation funds available to farmers

EAST LANSING — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a second selection of conservation financial assistance applications for funding in 2017. Conservation financial assistance is available for implementing a wide variety of practices to reduce soil erosion, improve wildlife ...

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Lindstrom opens clinic

Dr. Paul Lindstrom, former owner of Hometowne Animal Hospital in Niagara, Wis., has opened Dr. Paul’s Animal Clinic. He has come out of retirement and will perform most of the typical small animal procedures, including vaccinations, heartworm checks, spaying and neutering. The clinic, located ...

ASHLEY GOFF

Goff earns AJP diploma

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ashley Goff has earned her Accredited Jewelry Professional diploma through the Gemological Institute of America, according to an announcement by Randy and Sherri Erickson of Erickson Jewelers in Iron Mountain. Academic credentials earned at GIA are respected by gem and ...

Free dental care provided to 124 people at one-day event

IRON MOUNTAIN — A total of 124 people were provided with free dental care during the 11th annual Dentistry From the Heart event Saturday in Iron Mountain. “The day of free care for the community has been a great success. We want to extend our deep appreciation to all of our volunteers and ...