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Bay College West to host Lean Office training

IRON MOUNTAIN — Bay College West, in collaboration with Northern Initiatives, will have a two-day Lean Office training from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 16-17, at the campus at 2801 U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain. In this course, participants can learn how to easily identify wastes in ...

Third Thursdays catching on in downtown IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Several Iron Mountain businesses once a month are giving people a reason to spend — emphasis on spend — a later Thursday evening in the city’s downtown. Third Thursdays allows shoppers “the opportunity to support the businesses downtown,” said Amber Pipp, ...

DCHS ranked as Top 100 Rural, Community Hospital

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System has been named a 2020 Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award for rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index. DCHS ...

Chamber welcomes Cricket Wireless

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Cricket Wireless retail store at W8159 U.S. 2 in Iron Mountain. For more than 20 years, Cricket Wireless has provided cell phone service with affordable plans and phones, with no annual contract. From left ...

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Barre classes at dance academy IRON MOUNTAIN — Northern Michigan Dance Academy is now offering Barre Intensity and Barre 101 classes six days a week. The classes are set to upbeat music and combine light weights with controlled muscle movements to build strength and elevate heart rates. ...

Lofholm’s to become Forslund Building Supply

NORWAY — The former Lofholm’s Building Center has been sold and will reopen this spring under the Forslund Building Supply name. The owners of Lofholm’s approached Forslund in October about taking over the business at 109 U.S. 2 in Norway, said Karla Semenak, controller for Forslund ...

UW Extension sets workshop on USDA Farm Bill, insurance

COLEMAN, Wis. — The UW-Madison, Division of Extension offices in Marinette and Oconto counties will offer a workshop to help crop producers better understand crop insurance and how their USDA Farm Bill crop program decision can interact with their crop insurance decisions from 1 to 3:30 p.m. ...

Niagara grocery store changes name, ownership

NIAGARA, Wis. — Late last year, Tim Potterville closed the Pembine Food Depot, the small grocery store he had owned in that Marinette County community for 26 years. “Too much competition,” 55-year-old Potterville said, noting discount retailer Dollar General had opened in Pembine. “I ...

Warm gesture in Iron County

Northwoods Family Chiropractic in Iron River recently did a hat and mitten drive. All donations were split between the Forest Park School in Crystal Falls and West Iron County School in Iron River.

Remondini leads Wild Rivers Realty in sales

CRYSTAL FALLS — Stephen Remondini of Wild Rivers Realty & Associates Inc. has earned the company’s 2019 Top Producer award with $6,615,023 in sales. Remondini ranked No. 1 in Iron County sales among all agents in the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors’ MLS and was recognized at ...

NWTC offers ‘pop up’ shop site in Aurora

AURORA, Wis. — Small businesses can “pop up” in a new spot at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College-Aurora Center. Space for a pop-up shop now is available for local entrepreneurs to rent. Individuals interested in starting or growing a business who want an alternative to selling ...

Bellin providers at new clinic site

IRON MOUNTAIN — Three Bellin Health Iron Mountain providers began seeing patients Monday at a new location at 212 E. B St. in Iron Mountain. They are: Dr. Joseph Donohue, general surgery; Michael Duckwall, a nurse practitioner in endocrinology; and Cassandra Motkowski, advanced practice ...

Sonnenberg new loan officer at FFCU

NIAGARA, Wis. — Danielle Sonnenberg has been promoted to loan officer at the Niagara office of Forward Financial Credit Union. Sonnenberg is a native of the area and a Niagara High School graduate. She joined the credit union in 2007 as a full-time teller and has served in that capacity for ...

Wilson qualifies for convention

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kathleen Wilson, a local agent for American Senior Benefits, has qualified for the 2020 National Sales Convention and Agent of the Month for January at Clay Marketing Group. “Kathy is a dedicated and very hard-working agent who has been with American Senior Benefits for ...

Animal shelter donation

During the holiday shopping season, Erickson Jewelers at 511 S. Stephenson Ave. in downtown Iron Mountain offered a gold-dipped Milk Bone ornament for $30 as a fundraiser for Almost Home Animal Shelter in Dickinson County. Those who bought an ornament also received a $20 gift certificate for ...

Sanders earns regional award from Farm Bureau Insurance

IRON MOUNTAIN — Scott Sanders, a local Farm Bureau Insurance agent, has earned the Regional Distinguished Sales Award as the top sales leader in the Northern Region of Michigan. Sanders will be formally recognized as part of Farm Bureau Insurance’s annual Multi-Line Sales Council ...

Santini named supervisor of FFCU branch in Iron Mountain

NIAGARA, Wis. — Forward Financial Credit Union has promoted Nancy Santini to branch supervisor in Iron Mountain. Santini joined the credit union in April 2007 as a part-time teller at the Niagara office. She became a full-time teller and loan officer when the Iron Mountain branch opened. In ...

Miller seated on First National Bank board

IRON MOUNTAIN — Patti Miller has been appointed to the First National Bank & Trust Board of Directors. Miller was a national bank examiner with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, or OCC, a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury that is responsible for regulatory ...

Ford full-year profit plunges on slower sales, pension costs

DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co.'s profit last year plunged by more than $3.6 billion, weighed down by slowing U.S. sales, the cost of a botched SUV launch and some big pension expenses. The Dearborn, Michigan, automaker said Tuesday it made $47 million in 2019, down from a $3.68 billion ...

Stephens tops area real estate sales for 11th year in a row

IRON MOUNTAIN — Stephens Real Estate of Iron Mountain has been named the top individual real estate office for 2019, earning that distinction for the 11th year in a row, according to the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors’ rankings of 21 area offices. The office at 1320 Carpenter ...