Business

US dialing back push to conserve oil

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. The position was outlined in ...

Award for OB/GYN at DCHS

The Dickinson County Healthcare System OB/GYN staff, along with Michigan-Wisconsin Family Practice Associates, has earned the 2018 Maternity Care Excellence Award from the Economic Alliance for Michigan, a nonprofit group comprised of Michigan’s largest employers and unions. The new award, ...

Aspirus Iron River to offer hospital telehealth service

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital is joining with iNDIGO Health Partners, a leading private hospital medicine group based in Traverse City, to provide telehealth hospitalist services for night coverage starting Aug. 8. Working with onsite staff, iNDIGO telehealth providers will see ...

Taking money for providing a bed to travelers? Check if a permit is required

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection requires a permit for all lodging facilities in the state. Lodging facilities come in many forms. Although not an all-inclusive list, common examples of lodging facilities requiring a permit include ...

New owners at Timber Products

IRON MOUNTAIN — Timber Products of Iron Mountain had a ribbon cutting Tuesday to introduce new owners Adam and Sarah Buchcuski. Located at 611 Industrial Drive, Timber Products was founded in 1991 and handles a variety of local and over-the-road markets. Timber Products offers 25 trucks and ...

Bellin Health adds Massabni in cardiology

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Dr. Edgar Massabni has joined Cardiology Associates of Bellin Health. Massabni is board-certified in internal medicine, interventional cardiology and cardiovascular disease. He offers expertise in these areas, among others: general cardiology services; vascular disease ...

CentralAlliance, CoVantage credit unions to merge

ANTIGO, Wis. — Members of CentralAlliance Credit Union have voted overwhelmingly to merge with CoVantage Credit Union, effective Jan. 1. The merger already had been approved by regulators. Founded in 1934, CentralAlliance Credit Union has about 5,200 members and nearly $80 million in ...

SNBT offers sessions on understanding credit reports

MARINETTE, Wis. — Credit scores affect many aspects of life, including interest rates on large purchases, obtaining loans, renting an apartment and even applying for a job. Keeping a close eye can also help prevent identity theft. All are reasons why The Stephenson National Bank & ...

DCHS among 100 Great Community Hospitals

CHICAGO — Dickinson County Healthcare System has been ranked among the nation’s 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review for the third year in a row. This list of 100 Great Community Hospitals includes independent community hospitals as well as facilities affiliated with ...

Four steps toward having a confident retirement

The road to retirement is full of twists and turns that can make even the most financially secure person wonder if they saved enough for their next chapter. If you feel similar emotions, know you are not alone. Breaking down your retirement savings into four distinct components can help take ...

Official grand opening Saturday for new Dollar General store

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dollar General’s newest store has opened for business at 1000 N. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain. The store’s official grand opening will be 8 a.m. Saturday, with free prizes and special deals. The first 50 adult shoppers also will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card ...

Gunsmith with IM roots returns to area

IRON MOUNTAIN — Tommy Westman had planned to go into the Marines once he graduated from high school. Then, at age 17, his car was rear-ended by another student from his school in Pensacola, Fla., while he was stopped for a vehicle turning ahead of him. It left him with significant back and ...

Lake Shore Systems celebrates 160 years

KINGSFORD — Lake Shore Systems Inc. has been designing and manufacturing equipment for the maritime and mining industries since 1858. The company Thursday marked reaching its 160th years of continuous business operation with a reception for employees, retirees and their families at the ...

Bay College West to offer Leadership Academy

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West will offer a nine-month Leadership Academy program starting Sept. 13. This program centers on developing meaningful leadership skills, understanding opportunities and challenges facing Dickinson County, and creating occasions for networking. The target ...

Iron Mountain Farmers and Artisans Market open Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 2018 Iron Mountain Farmers and Artisans Summer Market will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the parking area across from the Dickinson County Library in downtown Iron Mountain. “We are excited to have a new produce vendor. Isaac Begres is our newest, youngest vendor who ...

‘American Pickers’ returning to Michigan

NEW YORK CITY — Know of anyone with a barn or shed that has accumulated vintage items over the decades that’s now filled to bursting? If so, the television show “American Pickers” might want to visit. Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team from the History channel series plan to ...

Almost 80 years in appliances

NORWAY — Peterson Electric in Norway has been selling and servicing appliances for nearly 79 years, and the owners attribute that longevity to dedicated staff and loyal customers. The second-generation family business is led by Jim Peterson and his wife, Debbie. They are Maytag, ...

North Country Website Design joins chamber

CRYSTAL FALLS — North Country Website Design, a website design and social media marketing company owned and operated by Marla Bradley in Crystal Falls, has joined the Dickinson Area Chamber Alliance. For the past decade, North Country Website Design helps small businesses and organizations ...

Verso finalist for Governor’s Energy Excellence Award

LANSING, Mich. — Twenty-one businesses, organizations and individuals from across the state, including Verso Paper Co. in Escanaba, have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards. The awards recognize people and organizations in Michigan that have taken ...

Children’s Hospital foundation board taps IR native

DETROIT — Iron River native Ryan Ruzziconi has been appointed to its Board of Trustees for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation. Ruzziconi was vice president and general counsel at Flint, Michigan-based Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Inc., building and leading the company’s ...