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State to assist LP expansion in Sagola

IRON MOUNTAIN — A $194 million expansion at the LP Building Solutions mill in Sagola Township will bring 50 new jobs to the facility — along with the potential for more — aided by a state grant and tax incentives, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday. Whitmer joined state ...

Lower prices offer Americans slight reprieve from inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Falling prices for gas, airline tickets and clothes gave Americans a little bit of relief last month, though overall inflation is still running at close to its highest level in four decades. Government data released Wednesday showed that consumer prices jumped 8.5% in July ...

Demand for grocery delivery declines as food costs climb

Karen Raschke, a retired attorney in New York, started getting her groceries delivered early in the pandemic. Each delivery cost $30 in fees and tips, but it was worth it to avoid the store. Then earlier this spring, Raschke learned her rent was increasing by $617 per month. Delivery was one ...

US employers add 528,000 jobs; unemployment hits 50-year low

WASHINGTON (AP)  U.S. employers added an astonishing 528,000 jobs last month despite flashing warning signs of an economic downturn, easing fears of a recession and handing President Joe Biden some good news heading into the midterm elections. Unemployment dropped another notch, from 3.6% to ...

Collins retires from VA center after 39 years

IRON MOUNTAIN — Andrea Castelaz Collins recently retired as associate director of nursing at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center. Collins, of Kingsford, was born and raised in Norway and is the daughter of Clarence and Tess Castelaz. She graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing ...

Lindholm new agent at Leeds Real Estate

IRON MOUNTAIN — Taylor Lindholm has joined Leeds Real Estate as an agent. Lindholm is a lifelong resident of Iron Mountain and graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 2010. She went on to attend Ferris State University, where she received a bachelor of science in allied health sciences ...