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GM-UAW talks take turn for worse

By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for U.S. factories, a union official wrote in an email to ...

DNR sets sessions on forming forestry management plans

MARQUETTE —The Michigan Department of Natural Resources plans prescribed burns, timber harvests and tree thinning to help keep Michigan’s 4 million acres of state forest land healthy and to provide wildlife habitat. Plans for management activities are finalized two years in advance after ...

UAW strike could cost GM about $1B — and counting

DETROIT (AP) — With the United Auto Workers’ strike against General Motors in its third week, pressure is mounting on both sides to reach a deal, with the company losing an estimated $1 billion and workers living on $250 per week in strike pay — about one-fifth of what they usually ...

Northwoods Chiropractic opens Crystal Falls office

CRYSTAL FALLS — Northwoods Family Chiropractic of Iron River recently opened a satellite clinic at 337 Superior Ave. in Crystal Falls. Drs. Tony and Kim Scarlassara, owners of Northwoods Family Chiropractic, expanded by keeping Tony Scarlassara and Jake Zeugner at the Iron River office and ...

Chamber adds Wild Horse Saloon

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for new member Wild Horse Saloon, 714 River Ave. in Iron Mountain. From left, in front are chamber ambassadors Shana Thompson, Sandy Petroff, Teresa Schettler, Kristina Jandron and Sharon Miland. In back are ...

YMCA’s Corks & Forks fundraiser set for Oct. 10

IRON MOUNTAIN — Tickets are now available for the Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center’s annual Corks & Forks event set for Thursday, Oct. 10, at Pine Grove Country Club. Corks & Forks is a YMCA fundraising event for the organization’s annual campaign, which provides support ...

Retirement at VA medical center

After 36 years of federal service, Patricia Menza of Iron Mountain retired from the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain on Sept. 27. Menza is shown receiving her retirement certificate from Jim Rice, medical center director. She started her VA career on March 6, 1983, at the ...

Wisconsin commission backs new power line

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin utility regulators have authorized the construction of a $500 million power line, despite claims that they ignored complaints, concerns and alternative solutions. The Public Service Commission approved the plan Thursday, rejecting the accusations of two ...

IncredibleBank name becomes official

WAUSAU, Wis. — The former River Valley Bank has officially made the name change to IncredibleBank. The switch, which took place Tuesday, affects 15 locations in the Upper Peninsula, including in Iron Mountain, and in Wisconsin. The Iron Mountain location already had the new sign posted ...

Farmers, artisans market at different location this week

IRON MOUNTAIN — The 2019 Iron Mountain Farmers and Artisans Summer Market will take place Saturday at a new time and a new location. With Oktoberfest and the IM Run Half Marathon taking place in downtown Iron Mountain, the market will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tractor Supply Co. ...

Oktoberfest, Run IM to partner

IRON MOUNTAIN — Organizers of Oktoberfest sponsored by First National Bank & Trust and the Run IM Half Marathon race have decided to partner the two events. The goal of the partnership is to work together and share resources on both major fundraisers. “We are looking forward to ...

Aspirus plans open house in CF

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital and Clinics will have an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at its Crystal Falls clinic. The public will get the chance to meet the new medical team, including Dr. Taki Rida, who has joined the clinic in providing full-time coverage. The event ...

Stephens Realty adds Cascioli

IRON MOUNTAIN — Katie Cascioli has joined the sales team at Stephens Real Estate in Iron Mountain. Originally from Crystal Falls, Cascioli earned a degree in early childhood education from the University of Mississippi. She recently transitioned to a career in real estate after several ...

DCHS offers financial counseling

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System has appointed Cheri Carlson as the financial counseling supervisor. Carlson has been with DCHS since 2013 and has experience in such areas as Medicaid screening, patient drug and co-pay assistance, and working with uninsured and ...

Raymond at Wild Rivers Realty

IRON MOUNTAIN — Wild Rivers Realty & Associates has added Sandy Raymond as an agent. Born and raised in Niagara, Wis., Raymond has spent her life here. She began in real estate in 1991 with Superior Realty/Century 21, enjoying many facets of real estate such as commercial, waterfront ...

Talks set to carry on but no deal yet in GM strike

DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers were set to resume today after a pause overnight as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day. Negotiators took a break from bargaining about 9 p.m. Monday but were to be back at the ...

UAW: GM offer came too late to avert strike

DETROIT (AP) — A strike by over 49,000 United Auto workers against General Motors could have been averted had the company made its latest offer sooner, the union’s top negotiator said in a letter to the company. In the letter dated Sunday, UAW Vice President Terry Dittes told GM’s labor ...

First National Bank to change north office to digital, call center

IRON MOUNTAIN — First National Bank & Trust plans to convert its location on Iron Mountain’s North Side into a digital banking services and support center, officials announced Wednesday. The switch will mean the office at 1211 N. Stephenson Ave. will no longer operate as a banking ...

Two at Northern Michigan Dance Academy certified in barre fitness

IRON MOUNTAIN — Cori Rice and Beth Provencher of Northern Michigan Dance Academy have been certified in the Barre Intensity fitness method. Not to be confused with ballet or yoga, Barre Intensity is fitness training that combines low impact, intense strength and cardio training using free ...