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Tax reform changes that may affect small businesses

Business

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 ...

Snyder wants resolution as dispute stalls roadwork

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder is calling for a resolution after road builders’ lockout of union workers has slowed or halted work on more than 150 projects statewide. Snyder said Thursday the Michigan Department of Transportation and other agencies have limited legal authority ...

Tractor pull Saturday

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A U.P. Garden Tractor Pullers event will start at noon Saturday at the Florence County Fairgrounds in Florence, Wis. The competition was scheduled to take place during the fair in August but was postponed by rain. There will be an exhibition of various mud trucks after the pull. Admission is ...

Meet Miss Mitchell

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KINGSFORD — The pristine “Miss Mitchell” will be the highlight of this year’s Ford Airport Day this weekend. Ford Airport, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 439 and Kubick Aviation will host its 16th annual event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kingsford ...

Norway school land may be closed to hunting

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NORWAY — The Norway-Vulcan Area Schools Board will consider prohibiting hunting on school land adjacent to Oak Crest Golf Course where a mountain bike trail will be built. Although the issue was before the board Wednesday, members opted to postpone a decision to their October meeting when ...

Channing man acquitted of felony assault

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A Channing man on trial for reportedly assaulting and choking a woman was convicted Wednesday of misdemeanor domestic violence and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license, but acquitted of a felony assault charge that could have sent him to prison for any term of years up ...

Senate passes spending bill to avoid partial government shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. The House is set to vote today on a $147 billion package ...

ISD to host substitute teachers program Monday

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KINGSFORD — The Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District is actively seeking substitute teachers and classroom aides for its Early Childhood, Special Education and Technical Education classrooms. On Monday, the DIISD will host a “Sub Expo” to help potential applicants learn what ...

Dickinson United Way campaign launches Tuesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — United Way of Dickinson County will have its annual campaign kickoff from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. Funds raised through the annual campaign and kickoff event support human health and welfare agencies serving Dickinson County and the ...

Lawmakers to job shadow

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LANSING — To celebrate the achievements of people with disabilities in employment, the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council is hosting “Take Your Legislator to Work” events across the state. Legislators will have the opportunity to job shadow a constituent with a disability at ...

Cancer Closet donation

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River Valley Bank has donated $500 to the Dickinson County Cancer Unit Loan Closet. From left, are Jim Helgren, market manager at River Valley Bank and Lorraine Luba, vice president of the DCCU.

Catching up on ‘Northbound’

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Those who haven’t seen the Upper Peninsula-made survivalist digital series “Northbound” will get the opportunity Friday at the Braumart Theatre in Iron Mountain. A special screening has been set to re-connect regional residents with seasons one and two and introduce ...

IM Half Marathon Silver Sponsors

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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 ...

DCHS continues plea for community support

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IRON MOUNTAIN — As talks continue on the proposed sale of Dickinson County Healthcare System, officials are emphasizing the importance of community support in keeping DCHS viable. “If our utilization was same as last year, we’d be profitable,” DCHS Administrator-CEO John Schon said ...

Economic summit set in Iron County

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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, ...

IC to address student use of alcohol, marijuana

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CRYSTAL FALLS — The Iron County Board agreed Tuesday to contribute up to $2,500 for a drug prevention event at Forest Park Schools in Crystal Falls sometime next month. A recent Upper Peninsula-wide youth survey showed Iron County ranks first in use of alcohol in the past 30 days by ...

CF man in court on meth charges

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CRYSTAL FALLS — A Crystal Falls man opted Tuesday to waive his preliminary examination on methamphetamine charges and be bound over to the circuit court level. Jesse Ray Hamilton, 37, will return to Iron County Trial Court for an arraignment Oct. 1 on charges of delivery or manufacture of ...

Dickinson Republicans to meet Thursday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Republican Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Dickinson County Correctional Center conference room in Iron Mountain. Scheduling for headquarters and a report on the corn roast and Dickinson County Fair will be discussed. All who share in ...

United Way kickoff Tuesday

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IRON MOUNTAIN — In support of the United Way of Dickinson County’s annual campaign and kickoff event, BOSS Snowplow is donating $3,000 in monetary support to the annual campaign and a Toro Snowblower as a prize for the kickoff scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pine Grove Country Club. ...

Conservation meeting Tuesday

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KINGSFORD — The Dickinson Conservation District will hold a public meeting Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the USDA Service Center, 420 Hooper St., Kingsford. The budget for conservation activities in fiscal year 2018-19 will be presented. The public is invited to attend this and any board ...