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Jo Jo Siwa is coming to U.P. Dance Academy

KINGSFORD - JoJo Siwa, from the TV series "Dance Moms," will be teaching dance workshops at U.P. Dance Academy in Kingsford on Friday, Aug. 7.Registration is open to all ages.The meet and greet will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m."We are excited to have JoJo at our studio to showcase her talent to ...

VanBrocklin joins Bay College as marketing, events coordinator

ESCANABA -Melissa VanBrocklin has joined the staff at Bay College as the new community events and marketing coordinator on the Escanaba campus.VanBrocklin is no stranger to Bay College or the community. She is a Bay College alumni, completing both an associate of arts degree in business and an ...

Beef cow/calf meeting Aug. 6

PALASKI, Wis.-While Wisconsin is known as "America's Dairyland," interest in raising beef cattle is on the rise. A recent USDA census showed that a majority of cow/calf operations have less than 50 head of cattle, but raise nearly one third of the U.S. calf crop annually.With a plentiful supply ...

New rule to protect streams near coal mines

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration proposed new regulations Thursday designed to reduce the impact of coal mining on the nation's streams, a long-anticipated move that met quick resistance from Republicans, even as the administration projected only modest job losses in coal ...

U.S. homebuilder sentiment hits highest level since 2005

By The Associated PressU.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new homes is back up to levels not seen since the height of the housing boom a decade ago.The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index rose this month to 60, the highest level since November ...

Welcome center opens in Garden Peninsula

GARDEN - The Garden Peninsula Economic Task Force in partnership with Heritage Garden Wind Farm celebrated the grand opening of a Community Welcome Center.Located in the village of Garden, the center is designed to be a resource for tourists, residents, and businesses to visit and find more ...

Milwaukee-area June home sales up 23 percent

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A trade association says sales of existing homes in the Milwaukee area spiked more than 23 percent last month from a year earlier.A monthly report from the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors said Tuesday that there were 2,370 home closings in June in the four area ...

Lawton graduates from Harvard University, takes job with Microsoft

KINGSFORD - Emily Lawton recently graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor of arts degree in computer science. She earned a secondary concentration in mind/brain/behavior.While in school, Lawton served as treasurer of the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Computer Science and ...

New physical therapist joins Dickinson Rehab Services

IRON MOUNTAIN - Ishpeming native Sarah Stanek has joined Dickinson County Healthcare System's Rehabilitation Services Department as a physical therapist.She and her husband, Kevin, a Kingsford native and local chiropractor, had always wanted to settle closer to home after completing their ...

Poulin joins Leeds Real Estate as sales agent

IRON MOUNTAIN - Jo Poulin has joined the staff of Leeds Real Estate in Iron Mountain as a new sales agent."With more than 16 years of experience in the field, Poulin has become a 'go to' agent with a reputation for tenaciously protecting her client's interests. Her diligence in anticipating ...

Sbopko launches Tools for School campaign with Salvation Army

KINGSFORD - Shopko has announced that it is partnering with the Salvation Army to launch its annual Tools for School campaign.The two organizations have worked together on the Tools for School program since 2005. This year, from now through Aug. 7, customers can help local students in need by ...

Neurosurgeon joins UPHS Brain and Spine team

MARQUETTE - Dr. Sonia Geschwindt, board eligible in neurological surgery and internal medicine, has joined the U.P. Health System Brain and Spine Center. She begins practice today in Marquette.Dr. Geschwindt comes from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., where she has ...

State Corrections Department holding job fairs in the U.P.

LANSING - The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) will hire up to 1,000 new corrections officers over the next year.To help meet that goal, the Department is holding recruitment fairs in Escanaba, Houghton, Baraga and Munising this month.The job fairs will be on:- July 14, from 10 a.m. ...

IM Farmers Market planned for Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN -The next Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Market will be Saturday, July 11.The market is held from June through mid-October every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.The market is located across from the Dickinson County Library, and is managed Nancy Schaub together with the ...

New MEDC campaign announced in Calumet

LANSING - The Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Calumet Township have announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform, Patronicity.The campaign will support the re-purposing of a historic manufacturing site, The Drill Shop, into a year round ...