Business

Farmer’s market on Saturday in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN—The next Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Summer Market will be held Saturday. The market will run every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through Oct. 12. The market, located across from the Dickinson County Library, is managed by Nancy Schaub together with the Farmer’s ...

Whitmer appoints energy-efficiency leader to Public Service Commission

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday named an energy-efficiency and sustainability official to Michigan’s regulatory body that oversees utilities and telecommunication companies. Tremaine Phillips’s six-year appointment to the three-member Public Service ...

Verso awards craftsman scholarships

QUINNESEC —The Verso paper mill in Quinnesec has awarded three Verso Skilled Craftsman Scholarships valued at $12,000 each to local high school seniors who will attend the Industrial Automation and Controls Engineering Technology program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay, ...

Chamber welcomes Fireplace North & Spa

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for member Fireplace North & Spa. Fireplace North & Spa has been in business for 24 years. They have grown to a 2,000-square-foot showroom at 1410 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain ...

Changing hands after a century

QUINNESEC — After 99 years, Nepper’s Body Shop in Quinnesec has closed — but its bay doors will rise again July 22 when AutoMoxie opens for business. Chris Summerfield, 32, of Iron Mountain, bought the building June 28 from brothers and long-time partners Steve and Ron Nepper. The ...

Donation for Children’s Museum

River Valley Bank recently donated $750 to the Imagination Factory Children’s Museum Summer Capital Campaign. All funds will be used to purchase and build exhibits The Imagination Factory is expected to open to the public by the end of 2019. From left are Michelle Sellers; Jonathan Ringel and ...

Business briefs

Training in energy waste reduction ESCANABA — Openings still are available for the Building Operator Certification training program that will begin July 31 in Escanaba. This marks the second time the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has offered the class in the ...

Donation to Airlifeline

Range Bank recently donated $765 to Northwoods Airlifeline, which provides emergency flights at no cost for people who need medical treatment outside the area. The funds came from employee “dress down days,” when employees donate money to wear jeans to work. Proceeds then are given to ...

Two new managers appointed at Coleman Engineering

IRON MOUNTAIN — Coleman Engineering Company recently named two new managers. Chris Rasmussen will manage geotechnical engineering services at the Iron Mountain office at 635 Circle Drive. Rasmussen has more than 20 years of experience in geotechnical engineering, focusing on shallow and deep ...

More Great Lakes ports are tracking greenhouse gas emissions

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A recent report finds around one-third of participating ports in the United States and Canada, including those in Duluth and Milwaukee, are keeping a detailed inventory of greenhouse gas emissions. The tracking is part of the Green Marine environmental certification ...

Iron Mountain Animal Hospital adds vet

IRON MOUNTAIN — Veterinarian Dr. Jeneen Anderson opened practice today with the Iron Mountain Animal Hospital. Anderson did her externship at the hospital last fall during her final year of veterinary school, developing a bond with clinic staff. “We were very excited when she accepted ...

Survey records largest US honeybee winter die-off yet

WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter hit U.S. honeybees hard with the highest loss rate yet, an annual survey of beekeepers showed. The annual nationwide survey by the Bee Informed Partnership found 37.7% of honeybee colonies died this past winter, nearly 9 percentage points higher than the average ...

Talking tourism in IM

Adam Holroyd, owner of Contrast Coffee, was the keynote speaker for the Downtown Tourism Conference on Tuesday in Iron Mountain. The Downtown Development Authority teamed with Bay West, Michigan State University Extension and the Tourism Association of the Dickinson County Area to put on the ...

IC Farmers Markets to start Wednesday, add Amasa for 2019

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics will sponsor the Iron County Farmers Market for a second year. The sponsorship covers all farmers markets in Iron County, which includes locations in Crystal Falls, Iron River and, new this year, in Amasa. Markets start this month and ...

Senators offer bill to limit heavy truck speeds to 65

DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would electronically limit tractor-trailer speeds to 65 miles per hour, a move they say would save lives on the nation’s highways. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Chris Coons, D-Del., introduced the measure Thursday, saying it ...

Permit needed to rent out private homes, cabins in Wisconsin

FLORENCE, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection requires a permit for all lodging facilities in Wisconsin. There are many types of lodging facilities including but not limited to: hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, lodges and homes ...

Paper council honors Tiffany as 2019 Legislator of the Year

MADISON — Calling him a “tireless advocate for the papermaking industry,” the Wisconsin Paper Council has named state Sen. Tom Tiffany as the organization’s 2019 Legislator of the Year. The Minocqua Republican was presented the award at the trade association’s 69th annual meeting at ...

New ophthalmologist at Garrett Eye

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ophthalmologist Dr. Stephen McConnell has joined Garrett Eye and will see patients in the Iron Mountain and Escanaba offices. McConnell joins Dr. John M. Garrett in providing general ophthalmology care and cataract surgery. He is a comprehensive ophthalmic surgeon who ...

Ford to cut 12K jobs in Europe

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Ford Motor Co. said it is shedding 12,000 jobs in Europe as it streamlines its operations in the region to increase profitability. Ford of Europe said in a news release today that the positions would be eliminated mostly by voluntary separation programs through the ...

New owner takes the helm at Thirsty Whale in Norway

NORWAY — After 41 years, a new captain has taken charge of the Thirsty Whale Bar & Grill in Norway. On June 6, Paula Pieropon handed over her hat to its new owner, Regina “Gina” Freudinger. The “tale” of how Pieropon landed the Thirsty Whale is highlighted for patrons to ...