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Farmers market behind City Hall today

IRON MOUNTAIN —The 2018 Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Summer Market will be held today. Due to the Road and Trail Half-Marathon, the market will be moving to the parking lot behind City Hall. The market will run every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through Oct. 13. It is managed ...

Good Earth Salon joins Chamber

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Good Earth Salon in downtown Iron Mountain recently became a member of the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce. The salon opened its doors in August 2013. Owner Kate Pearson, along with the help of her husband, Michael, and family renovated a historic brick building at ...

MSU names new director for UP research center

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch have named James DeDecker as the director for the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, effective Jan.1. UPREC serves as the hub for integrated crop and livestock research and outreach for ...

Tax reform changes that may affect small businesses

For small business owners, managing the bottom line of their company is often a top priority. If you operate a business of any kind, it’s important to understand the impact of the tax law changes that took effect in 2018 and how they may affect your business. Here are some of the ...

IM Half Marathon Silver Sponsors

The seventh annual Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon, presented by First National Bank & Trust and The Mariucci Family Foundation, will start at 8 a.m. Saturday near City Hall in downtown Iron Mountain. The event includes a half marathon; a half marathon three-person relay; a half ...

Economic summit set in Iron County

IRON RIVER — The Iron County Economic Chamber Alliance will host its second annual economic summit from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Young’s in Iron River. The theme this year will be “Live, Work and Play in Iron County,” with a focus on issues related to economic, tourism, ...

Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon set for Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The seventh annual Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon, presented by First National Bank & Trust and The Mariucci Family Foundation, will start at 8 a.m. Saturday. The race events include a half marathon, half marathon three-person relay, half marathon corporate ...

Credit union names Fradette marketing director

KINGSFORD — Thea Fradette has been promoted to marketing director/member services representative at the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union. Fradette started at the credit union in April. “Thea has already become a valuable asset to our team,” CEO Scott Dickman ...

Ways to reprioritize finances in the fall

Let’s face it — summer can be expensive between vacations, home improvements, the cost of children’s camps and dining out. Now that the calendar has flipped to fall, you may want to take this opportunity to check in on your financial well-being and ensure you’re on track for the ...

Bellin taps Bieber as VP of Northern Region

GREEN BAY — Bellin Health Surgical Services Director Julie Bieber has been named vice president of Northern Region Strategy for Bellin, effective Oct. 1. Bieber has been with Bellin for more than 20 years and in her current role since 2012. “Bellin’s growing northern region is an area ...

IM-Kingsford credit union gives away backpacks at carnival

KINGSFORD — The Iron Mountain-Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union again hosted the 12th annual Back to School Kids’ Carnival on Aug. 8 at the credit union. Children ages 13 and younger were invited to play games to win school supplies. As they registered, they received a bookmark ...

CCI employees event raises funds for UP Honor Flight

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula Honor Flight was chosen to receive money from an employee appreciation event at CCI Systems in Iron Mountain. Continuing the CCI Cares initiative, CCI’s partner services division hosted an on-site carnival that offered food, games, music and prizes. ...

Donohue to join Bellin Health in Iron Mountain

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. Joseph Donohue will continue to provide general surgery to patients in Iron Mountain as part of Bellin Health, starting in October. “Dr. Donohue will join with other Bellin providers in Iron Mountain dedicated to serving patients locally,” said Amy Dettman, Bellin ...

Grants offered for workplace safety

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Matching grants of up to $5,000 to improve workplace safety and health are being made available for Michigan companies that have up to 250 employees. Michigan’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the goal of the MIOSHA Workplace Improvement to Safety ...

Greenway finds new life for used books

IRON MOUNTAIN — Greenway Books believes the public still has a need for the printed word. “I don’t care what they say,” co-owner Jane Wilson declared, “there’s so many people that want a book in their hands.” The business is now the last true bookstore in the area, having seen ...

Erickson Jewelers at new downtown IM location

IRON MOUNTAIN —Erickson Jewelers began in Iron Mountain in 2009 with a vision of one day finding a home downtown. That came true this summer, as Randy and Sherri Erickson moved the business to a recently renovated building at 511 S. Stephenson Ave. that at one time was Frankini ...

Teska joins Radiant Natural Health Clinic

NIAGARA, Wis. — A new acupuncturist has been added at Radiant Natural Health Clinic in Niagara, Wis. Colleen Teska is a doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine, a licensed acupuncturist, and an American College of Sports Medicine certified clinical exercise physiologist. She earned ...

Averaged 30-year mortgage rate inches up to 4.52 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates ticked up this week as borrowing costs are meaningfully higher than a year ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose slightly to 4.52 percent from 4.51 percent last week. The rate ...

US ports fear tariffs could cut ship traffic, jobs

Ports and ground terminals in nearly every state handle goods that are now or will likely soon be covered by import tariffs. Port executives worry that this could mean a slowdown in shipping that would have ripple effects on truckers and others whose jobs depend on trade. The Associated Press ...

Two nurses graduate from VA hospital transition program

IRON MOUNTAIN — Two nurses at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center have graduated from its Registered Nurse Transition-to-Practice Program. Kaitlyn Uren and Syvannah Wollmer participated in the 12-month program, which uses a comprehensive VA curriculum designed to assist post-graduate ...