Business

Looking back, forward with DAEDA

IRON MOUNTAIN — Since early 2016, the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance has been working to re-imagine economic development in Dickinson County. A strategic vision was set in 2017 that focuses on workforce attraction and retention, new business and development attraction and the ...

Daust takes over as CEO at Range Bank

MARQUETTE — Roxanne Daust is the new chairwoman, president and CEO of Range Bank. Daust has had several leadership roles over the past two decades while working with former CEO Kenneth Palmer, who retired June 1. Daust joined Range Bank in 1997 as chief financial officer. She played a key ...

Public invited to farm breakfast Saturday in Daggett

DAGGETT — The Menominee County Farm Bureau announces its 2018 Breakfast on the Farm will be hosted by the Brock Dairy Farm of Daggett on Saturday. The public is invited to the farm, located at W5186 County Road 360, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Central time. Breakfast will consist of ...

How setting a strong financial plan can help achieve your ‘bucket list’

We spend a lot of time daydreaming about and planning how to achieve our goals. Charting a new career, creating a bucket list, helping a loved one reach success and other goals all have financial implications that deserve consideration. This is where a financial plan comes in. The goal of a ...

Bellin CEO retiring; successor named

GREEN BAY, Wis. — George Kerwin will retire as president and CEO of the Bellin Health System later this year, the system board of directors announced Tuesday. The board has selected Chris Woleske, now executive vice president and chief operating officer of Bellin Health, to succeed Kerwin ...

Senior VP Steber to retire from Great North Bank

FLORENCE, Wis. — Great North Bank will have a public appreciation day Friday for Cindy Steber, senior vice president, at its main office in Florence. Steber plans to retire at the end of the month after 33 1/2 years at the Florence bank. Steber began her banking career as a teller at First ...

Jacobs moving Dickinson Family Practice Center

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. Donald Jacobs is relocating the Dickinson Family Practice Center. The office will move from 844 Pyle Drive in Kingsford to Medical Park in the lower level at 1005 S. Hemlock St. in Iron Mountain. The new site is less than a mile from their current location and the new, ...

Town sets wind farm moratorium

MONITOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — An eastern Michigan town is halting consideration of wind turbine projects amid resident complaints over DTE Energy’s proposal to build a wind farm in the area. Monitor Township officials unanimously approved a moratorium Monday on the construction of wind ...

IMKCFCU awards four scholarships to 2018 grads

KINGSFORD — The Iron Mountain Kingsford Community Federal Credit Union in Kingsford has awarded $500 scholarships to four recent high school graduates in the area. The scholarships were established in 2012 to honor outstanding students at their respective schools. The recipients ...

Ryan receives teaching award from Michigan State University

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dr. Adam Ryan of Dickinson County Healthcare System recently was presented with the Michigan State University Excellence in Teaching Award. The MSU College of Human Science’s Class of 2018 chose Ryan for the award in appreciation and recognition of his dedication and ...

FireBrick now open at Young’s

IRON RIVER — Young’s new pub-style restaurant, FireBrick Bar & Grill, had its grand opening earlier in June. This is the first time in almost 10 years Young’s has offered full-service dining, with a new menu created by Executive Chef Kevin Amelio. The opening marks a milestone in ...

Cattlemen’s Summer Round-Up coming to Escanaba

ESCANABA — Cattle producers will gather in Escanaba on Friday and Saturday for the annual Michigan Cattlemen’s Association Summer Round-Up. The event is hosted by local cattle producers as an opportunity to learn and network. A pre-event reception will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at ...

Planning for retirement when you don’t have kids

Couples who don’t have children tend to have more financial flexibility to pursue their own goals throughout life and in retirement. But this flexibility doesn’t mean they don’t need to manage their future financial, health and legacy needs. If you are child-free and preparing for ...

BOSS employees tapped for Everyday Hero Award

IRON MOUNTAIN — BOSS Snowplow employees Val and Korey Carlson recently were recognized with the Everyday Hero Award from The Toro Company for their many volunteer hours logged with the Goodman-Armstrong Creek Rescue Squad in Wisconsin. Since 2005, the Everyday Hero Award has recognized ...

Family nurse practitioner Opsahl joins UP Health clinic

KINGSFORD — Linda Opsahl, a longtime family nurse practitioner in the area, has taken her talents to the UP Health System-Kingsford Family Medicine Clinic. “I’m too young to stop working,” Opsahl said, “and I really love what I do.” Opsahl has been in nursing for 45 years, with ...

Four ways to boost the impact of personal charitable giving

If philanthropy is part of your financial strategy, you may want to think outside of the box and look for methods of giving that go beyond traditional monetary donations. Recent changes in the tax landscape may also be a reason to take another look at how you give financially. Here are four ...

Baer promoted to president of Lasco

MARQUETTE —Robert Baer has had the interim tag taken off his title, becoming president of Lasco Inc. as of June 1. Baer started his 22-year career at Lasco as a computer operator while still in high school and then attending Northern Michigan University. In 2003, he was selected to be ...

Shepich joins Aspirus Iron River

IRON RIVER — Iron County native Dr. Sharon Shepich has been added to the team of family practice providers at Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics. Shepich will practice at both the Crystal Falls and Iron River clinics. She has more than 20 years of family medicine experience. She has ...

Toxic heavy metals found near sand mine spill

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has found elevated levels of toxic heavy metals, including arsenic, in the wake of a frac sand mine spill that sent millions of gallons of sludge into a Trempealeau River tributary near Whitehall in western Wisconsin.

Wisconsin may get $150M soybean crushing facility

WAUPUN, Wis. (AP) — Developers plan to build a $150 million soybean processing plant at an industrial park in eastern Wisconsin. Waupun officials announced the project developed by the Wisconsin Soybean Crushing Plant in a news release Wednesday, The Daily Citizen reported . Crushing ...