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Bogan to retire from U.P. Health

MARQUETTE — U.P. Health System (UPHS) announced today that Jim Bogan, market president of UPHS, will be retiring in the spring of 2017. He has served in this role since 2014, when the system, which is comprised of U.P. Health System - Marquette, U.P. Health System - Bell, and U.P. Health ...

New beginning farmers series offered online

LANSING — People who are exploring new farm businesses will benefit from participating in the MSU Extension 2017 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. From January – May, MSU Extension will offer 9 two-hour evening programs that provide valuable start-up information on general and more specific ...

Mortgage rates keep rising

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates continued to surge this week in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election win. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Wednesday that the average rate on a 30-year fixed rate loan shot up to 4.03 percent, the highest since July 2015 and up from 3.94 ...

Tom Sullivan

Sullivan joins Wild Rivers Realty

IRON RIVER — Thomas Sullivan recently joined the Wild Rivers Realty & Associates team as a Michigan licensed real estate agent. Raised in Ohio, he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in finance and real estate from Cleveland State University. He made his first real estate ...

Scam warning, suspicious calls made in the area

MENOMINEE — The Stephenson National Bank & Trust (SNBT) received reports of customers in the area who have received suspicious calls claiming to be their bank. The robotic phone calls state that the customer's debit card has been locked and ask the customer to press 1 for security. ...

Leasing or buying: Which option is right for you?

What’s the best route to acquiring a new and reliable set of wheels? Choosing the make and model of the vehicle you wish to drive, as well as other factors like amenities and mileage are important. However from a financial standpoint, one of your most important decisions is whether to lease ...

AARON JOHNSON

Johnson tapped to lead MDOT Superior Region

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has named Aaron Johnson as Superior Region engineer. Johnson will succeed Randy Van Portfliet, who is retiring Dec. 31, after nearly 40 years at MDOT. As MDOT's top administrator in the region, Johnson will be responsible ...

Verso announces 3 strategic initiatives starting in January

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Verso Corp. has announced three strategic initiatives designed to drive increased efficiency in the allocation of its resources, reduce the company's cost of doing business, and improve its operating and financial performance.Verso plans to organize its business into two ...

DCHS continues with straight As for patient safety

NOVI - The Economic Alliance for Michigan (EAM) has released the fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades - assigning letter grades from A to F.The grades are published by the Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit watchdog, and provide the most complete picture of avoidable hospital errors, ...

NWTC to launch culinary specialist degree

GREEN BAY, Wis. - In response to increased demand for training and assistance in food service industry not only in northeast Wisconsin but across the country, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is set to launch the culinary specialist technical diploma in the spring 2017 ...

Apprenticeship week marked

LANSING - This week marks the very first National Apprenticeship Week.The goal of the inaugural National Apprenticeship Week (Nov 14-20) is to highlight the many opportunities in the skilled trades, particularly in the construction and transportation industries.During the week, employers, ...

Aldi grocery store site plan OK’d in Escanaba

By JENNY LANCOURFor The Daily NewsESCANABA - Site plans for constructing an Aldi grocery store in Escanaba were unanimously approved by the city planning commission during a recent meeting.The $1.3 million project consists of a 19,861-square-foot building being constructed on 2.27 acres on the ...

Have essentials covered before thinking about retiring early

Do you dream of wrapping up your career early so you can pursue other interests? The idea of early retirement appeals to many of us, but it takes more than dreaming. It also requires careful planning, diligent saving through your working years and effective investment of your retirement ...

Trees for Tomorrow receives Cellcom Green Gift of $2,500

EAGLE RIVER, Wis. - Trees for Tomorrow has been selected as a 2016 Cellcom Green Gift recipient. The nonprofit received a $2,500 check from Cellcom to support its natural resource workshop for high school students.During the weeklong workshop, students explore a wide range of natural resources ...

IM winter market today features farmers, artisans

IRON MOUNTAIN - Iron Mountain Farmer's & Artisan's Winter Market will be held one Saturday a month - starting today through April - from 9 a.m. to noon at the Iron Mountain School's Izzo-Mariucci Center on the corner of Carpenter Avenue and West A Street .The market is managed and ...

YMCA offers gymnastics

IRON MOUNTAIN - The YMCA is offering multiple classes in gymnastics geared for different age and skill levels each week."We are trying to fit the needs of our parents and gymnasts. Most of us have busy schedules so by offering multiple classes during the weekdays and on weekends we can give ...

Convergen Energy purchases L’Anse Warden Electric plant

L'ANSE - Wisconsin-based Convergen Energy has today announced its purchase of the L'Anse Warden Electric Co. (LWEC) power plant from the Traxys Power Group.LWEC is a combined heat and power (CHP) 20 megawatt power plant located on the shore of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula. LWEC ...