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Michigan’s Range Bank converts to state-chartered status — DIFS

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services will assume supervisory duties for Range Bank as it converts from a national bank to a state-chartered bank, a change that will bring local support and oversight to the bank and the consumers it serves. After the ...

Proposed Verso permit would allow some air pollutants to rise

IRON MOUNTAIN — State environmental officials are accepting public comment until July 27 on an application that allows for a modest increase in pulp production at Verso’s mill in Quinnesec, while allowing the maximum release of some air pollutants to rise by hundreds of tons per year, ...

Evers vetoes bill to finance buying closed paper mills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday vetoed a bipartisan bill designed to help save two shuttered paper mills and another measure criticized by open records advocates to create a human resources office for the Legislature, saying it would shield documents from public ...

Proposal would ban mink farms to stem virus mutation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bipartisan proposal in the U.S. House would ban the farming of mink fur in the United States in an effort to stem possible mutations of the coronavirus, something researchers have said can be accelerated when the virus spreads among animals. The bill introduced this ...

Ribbon cutting for Forslund Building in Norway

NORWAY — A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently took place for the newest Forslund Building Supply store at 109 W. U.S. 2 in Norway. The third-generation, family-owned business was founded as a sawmill, with a small retail sales office, by Carl and Lillian Forslund in 1950 and has expanded to ...

Linn tapped as operations manager at First National Bank & Trust

IRON MOUNTAIN — First National Bank & Trust has promoted Beth Linn to operations manager. Linn obtained a bachelor of science in accounting from Lake Superior State University and is also certified through ECCHO as an national check professional. She previously worked at FNBT from 1998 ...