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State health plan rates rising for individuals, small groups

LANSING (AP) - State insurance regulators say Michigan residents and small businesses will see smaller health insurance cost increases next year.The Department of Insurance and Financial Services said Tuesday that for 2016, individual rates will increase an average of 6.5 percent and the small ...

Verso addresses the NYSE continued listing standard

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Verso Corporation (NYSE: VRS) announced today that the New York Stock Exchange has notified Verso that it has fallen below the NYSE's continued listing standard requiring that Verso's average market capitalization be at least $50 million over a consecutive 30-trading-day ...

Fresh vegetables available at IM Farmer’s Market Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN - The next Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Market will be Saturday and feature a wide variety of fresh vegetables.Vendors will have carrots, peas, beans and beets for sale as well as good crop of greens, radishes, kohlrabi, fresh herbs, new potatoes, zucchini, mushrooms, ...

Bujold named to FDA panel

GRANITE FALLS, N.C. - A Granite Falls physician with ties to the Iron Mountain area is on the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) panel that has approved a new screening test for detecting colon cancer.Dr. Edward Bujold is a family medicine physician that serves on the Molecular and Clinical ...

Escanaba prepares to battle more businesses looking for tax loopholes

By ILSA MATTESFor The Daily NewsESCANABA - The city of Escanaba is preparing for more costs and legal battles after a number of businesses looking to take advantage of a "dark store" tax loophole filed Michigan Tax Tribunal cases against the city."We're also working with legislators to have a ...

Psychologist retires from VAMC with 6 years service

IRON MOUNTAIN After six years of federal service, Barbara L. Belew Ph.D. of Iron Mountain retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain.Dr. Belew was born in Michigan and raised in Wyoming. She completed her bachelor's degree at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, ...

Application deadline Sept. 1 for Qualified Forest Program

LANSING?- Recent legislation signed into law provides for the combination of agricultural use property with forest use property on a parcel, providing Michiganders more opportunity to enroll under the state's Qualified Forest Program.The change allows mixed-use landowners the ability to enroll ...

Northstar Health implements new electronic health record system

IRON RIVER - Last year, Northstar Health System entered into a partnership with Aspirus, a Wausau, Wis.-based health system.As Northstar's physicians and staff members assimilate into the Aspirus system, they have been improving processes and creating connections with other experts in the ...

Business plan competition under way

MARQUETTE - Upper Michigan and Northern Wisconsin residents will have a unique opportunity to enhance our business community this year. The UPWard Initiative Business Plan Competition is being rolled out throughout the region once again.The fourth annual UPWard Initiative Business Plan ...

Architectural drawing of new U.P. Health System in Marquette released

MARQUETTE - Just-released architectural renderings for the new U.P. Health System Marquette campus facilities reveal a modern design that will undoubtedly become a city of Marquette skyline landmark, a hospital spokesperson noted."While we are still deep in the layout and design stage of the ...

Farmer’s Market at different location in IM on Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN -The next Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Market will be Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The market runs from June thru mid-October every Saturday.This week, the market is moving to the public parking lot behind the Iron Mountain City Hall building due to Italian Fest."The ...

Stoker retiring from WUPPDR

HOUGHTON - After 35 years working for the Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region (WUPPDR), Kim Stoker, a resident of Chassell is set to retire on Aug. 31.Stoker, joined WUPPDR in 1980, after earning a bachelor of science degree in forestry from Michigan Technological ...

J.C. Penney continues to turn its business around

PLANO, Texas (AP) - J.C. Penney reported a narrower loss in its second quarter on stronger-than-expected sales as the department store chain continues to turn its business around.Shares of the company rose in premarket trading.The results, announced Friday, offer encouraging signs for the ...

Lenore Nelson Agency open house Wednesday

IRON MOUNTAIN - An open house will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lenore Nelson Agency Inc. office in Iron Mountain.The event will include free food - brats, hamburgers, chips and drinks. The office is located at 200 W. Ludington St.Nelson opened her office on Aug. ...

Internal medicine specialist joins Dickinson Healthcare staff

IRON MOUNTAIN - Jennifer Hwang, DO, a native of Louisiana, is the latest addition to the Dickinson Medical staff.Dr. Hwang will begin an internal medicine practice primary care for adults on Sept. 8. Her practice will be located in Suite 115 of the Dickinson Medical Building and has been ...

U.P. winery wins gold medal for LaCrescent white wine

BARK RIVER - Northern Sun Winery of Bark River took a Gold medal for its LaCrescent white wine at the Indy International Wine Competition.Competing in the event were wineries from 11 countries and 40 states."Northern Sun winery is an estate grown winery, which means we grow all of our grapes in ...