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Business

Slagle’s Family Farm opens commercial kitchen

FELCH TOWNSHIP — While this COVID-19-altered year would seem a difficult time to expand a business, the Slagles know how to carry on through adversity. In 2017, Jennifer and Jason Slagle secured a $84,110 Rural Development Fund Grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural ...

Opposition criticizes Enbridge plans for oil tunnel

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge’s plans for drilling an oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two of the Great Lakes do not meet industry standards and pose significant hazards to workers and the environment, experts who reviewed project documents on behalf of opposition groups ...

GNB names three VPs, adds business development officer

FLORENCE, Wis. — Great North Bank has promoted three women to vice president and hired a new business development officer. The announcements came at the end of the summer from President and CEO Thomas Wittkopf, and the bank’s board of directors has endorsed the promotions. Sara Ferguson, ...

DAEDA to have investor update webinar Wednesday

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance will host an investor update webinar from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Central time Wednesday. Registration is required and there is no cost to attend. This webinar replaces the alliance’s in-person event that usually takes place in ...

Berlinski, Strutz add office hours at NI Bank in CF

IRON MOUNTAIN — Heidi Strutz and Dick Berlinski, independent LPL Financial advisors at The Investment Center at Northern Interstate Bank in Iron Mountain, have announced they will have office hours on the second Tuesday of each month at the newly added NIB branch in Crystal Falls. The move ...

Brueggeman named regional medical director for Aspirus in UP

WAUSAU, Wis. —Aspirus has named Dr. Jonathan Brueggeman as the regional medical director for Aspirus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The interim chief medical officer for Aspirus Keweenaw and Aspirus Ontonagon since November 2019, Brueggeman has been a practicing foot and ankle surgeon ...

Emergency department project to improve patient experience at DCHS

IRON MOUNTAIN — An emergency department renovation at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital will be designed to provide a safer, improved patient experience, hospital officials said Friday. The hospital board Thursday authorized a project of up to $1 million. The planned renovations include ...

Judge OKs oil flow through second Great Lakes pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge said Wednesday it will fully resume operation of a Michigan Great Lakes oil pipeline after a partial shutdown this summer because of damage to a support structure. Circuit Judge James Jamo signed an order allowing the Canadian company to restore the ...

Step Ahead opens at new IM location

IRON MOUNTAIN — Step Ahead Boots & Clothing has moved to a new custom-built store at 1415 S. Stephenson Ave in Iron Mountain. Step Ahead Boots & Clothing owners Bill and Samantha Neuens, store manager Kari Goral, employees, family, friends and customers gathered for a ...

VA interns complete doctoral psychology program

IRON MOUNTAIN — Robert Jackson and Francis McMenamin have graduated from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center’s sixth class of doctoral interns in psychology. The two began their one-year internship in August 2019 and graduated July 29. The internship represents the final ...

Trump administration allows deferral of Social Security tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Friday allowed employers to suspend collection of some Social Security taxes, although business groups don't like the idea and it may create political headaches for Republicans. Democrats are already saying it would undermine retirement ...

Michigan businesses fined

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state on Friday fined six Michigan businesses thousands of dollars for allegedly not protecting workers from the coronavirus, in what was described as an initial round of citations as regulators confront a five-fold increase in safety complaints during the ...

New office in downtown IM

Kathleen Wilson has opened a new office at 415 S. Stephenson Ave., Suite No. 9, in downtown Iron Mountain. Wilson is a licensed agent for American Senior Benefits, a national agency that specializes in Medicare insurance, health insurance, life and disability coverage. She has been a licensed ...

Newsweek: Dickinson County Memorial a 2020 ‘Best Maternity Care Hospital’

IRON MOUNTAIN – From helping moms deliver babies to quicker recoveries after cesarean birth, to protecting families and babies during the COVID-19 pandemic, Dickinson County Healthcare System is receiving national recognition for superior maternity care quality and safety. DCH was the only ...

Wild Rivers Realty adds Rahm in Florence office

FLORENCE, Wis. — Trina Rahm recently became part of the Wild Rivers Realty & Associates team. Born and raised in Spread Eagle, Wis., Rahm is a graduate of Florence High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After raising two children, Margaret and Cyrus, she became an ...

Esterly-Jayne joins Iron Mountain Counseling Center

IRON MOUNTAIN — Jill Esterly-Jayne has joined the Iron Mountain Counseling Center. Esterly-Jayne is a licensed master social worker specializing in individual, couple, family and group therapy. She has a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and psychology, along with a master of arts degree ...

New foster care case manager at Catholic Social Services

Catholic Social Services of the Upper Peninsula has a new foster care case manager, Kelsey Segerstrom, who started June 1. Segerstrom graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After graduation, she moved to Appleton, Wis., where she worked ...

Businesses can apply for relief funds

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Friends of the Downtown Development Authority is now accepting applications for the Downtown Business Relief Fund. This fund was created to assist downtown small businesses that have been negatively affected by COVID-19. The Friends of the DDA has raised about $6,000 ...

Shaping up well: Inclusion Fitness opens site in Florence

FLORENCE, Wis. — When Marla Bradley decided to expand her Inclusion Dance business from Iron County into neighboring Wisconsin, she didn’t expect to take on an entire fitness operation. “I talked to Rachel (Egelseer) about opening a dance studio and she asked if I would run the ...

Boss Snowplow proceeds with IM expansion

IRON MOUNTAIN — Boss Snowplow, a leader in snow and ice management, is expanding its facility in Iron Mountain. The project will add approximately 44,000 square feet of additional manufacturing space to the existing facility, which will include a new paint line and improvements to its ...