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UW-Madison says Foxconn slow in fulfilling $100M pledge

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin says it has received just $700,000 of the $100 million that Foxconn Technology Group pledged to fund engineering and innovation research on the school’s flagship campus. Progress has been slow since the world’s leading electronics ...

First National Bank & Trust again signature sponsor of DDA Oktoberfest

IRON MOUNTAIN — First National Bank & Trust again will be the Signature Sponsor for the 2019 Oktoberfest on Sept. 28, the Downtown Development Authority announced. “Oktoberfest is one of the major fundraiser events for the DDA, and without a signature sponsor, the success of this ...

Mackey makes move to DCHS Primary Care Center

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System has added Dr. Elizabeth Mackey at its Dickinson Primary Care Center. As a family medicine provider, Mackey is board certified in emergency medicine and specializes in health care services for patients of all ages. Mackey has worked in ...

DDA awards grants to four downtown businesses

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Downtown Development Authority Board has chosen four businesses to receive 2019 Downtown Assistance Program grants. Those businesses are Brick + Mortar, CAH Rentals, Champion Inc. and Eden Property Collection. After completing their projects, recipients will receive ...

State taking applications for rural development grants

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is offering a competitive grant program to promote land-based industries and support infrastructure benefiting rural communities. The Rural Development Fund grants are available for projects addressing expansion and ...

DAEDA to have update breakfast

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance will host an Investor Update breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Pine Mountain Resort in Iron Mountain. Strategic Task Forces leaders will speak, and Executive Director Lois Ellis will provide an ...

Olson adds tree service equipment

QUINNESEC — Quintin Olson’s business recently got a boost when he was able to acquire several pieces of equipment from the former Cagles Tree Service. Olson said the stump grinder, mini-excavator, chipper and pull-behind basket lift will allow Quintin Olson Enterprises LLC to provide many ...

Tourism grant to help Florence County promote its ‘wild rivers’

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence County Economic Development will use a $3,800 Wisconsin Department of Tourism Joint Effort Marketing grant to promote its “wild rivers” — the Pine and Popple. The grant will help fund easy-to-follow itineraries for travelers to the wild rivers. The campaign ...

Tractor Supply store to host Farmers Market on Sept. 28

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company invites farmers, craft makers and artisans to join its Farmers Market event at their local store Saturday, Sept. 28. Every fall, Tractor Supply hosts local vendors and creators at their on-site Farmers Market to celebrate the community spirit. ...

SNBT taps Mogensen as chief credit officer

MARINETTE — Shelly Mogensen has been promoted to chief credit officer for Stephenson National Bank & Trust. Mogensen is responsible for administering the bank’s loan policies and practices. She develops and recommends loan policies and credit risk review policies and procedures, ...

DCHS, KHS continue sports medicine partnership

KINGSFORD — Dickinson County Healthcare System and Breitung Township Schools have extended their decade-long sports medicine partnership three more years through 2022. Through this partnership, physicians and athletic training therapists from the DCHS orthopedic and physical therapy team ...

State sets local land banks in Dickinson, two other counties

LANSING, Mich. — The State Land Bank Authority has announced the creation of county land banks in Dickinson, Eaton and Huron counties. Creation of these land banks will provide these counties with additional tools to assist in returning vacant and blighted property back to productive ...

CCI has fun for a good cause

CCI Systems Inc. had its annual summer “parking lot” employee appreciation event July 24, this year with a rodeo theme. As part of the event, employees could nominate supervisors for a turn under a splash bucket. They then could make a donation to benefit a cause or charity of their choice ...

DCHS adds family medicine, pediatric specialist Howell

IRON MOUNTAIN — Korby Howell, a certified physicians assistant, will join Dickinson County Healthcare System with a practice at the Dickinson Primary Care Center in Iron Mountain. As a family medicine and pediatric specialist, Howell can provide health care services for all ages. “I ...

Nord named Embers CU’s commercial lending manager

MARQUETTE — Embers Credit Union has added Matt Nord as manager of commercial lending. Nord, a native of Iron Mountain, has spent the past decade in a variety of banking roles, most recently as market president-Upper Peninsula for Great North Bank in northern Wisconsin. He received his ...

Dickinson Homes pushes limits on what modular homes can be

KINGSFORD — Evo Santoni started Dickinson Homes in 1970 with the desire to build people a better place to live. Now run by the second and third generation of the family, Dickinson Homes design and builds custom modular homes in Michigan, Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota, expanding on what ...

Wild Wild West Tobacco

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Wild Wild West Tobacco in Iron Mountain. From left are Suzanne Larson, chamber executive director; chamber ambassadors Trisha Peterson, Larry Lambert and Ray King; store manager Kindra Williams; store employees ...

YMCA child care center earns three-star rating

IRON MOUNTAIN — Systems Control Little Sparks Child Care Center at the Northern Lights YMCA has earned a three-star rating from Great Start to Quality, in what was the state agency’s first-ever review of the new facility. Great Start to Quality measures the quality of early childhood ...

Manager at First National Trust earns CTFA certificate

IRON MOUNTAIN — Mike Flannery, a fiduciary manager at First National Trust & Wealth Management, recently was awarded the Certified Trust and Financial Advisor professional certification from the American Bankers Association. “Earning the CTFA certification validates Mike’s experience ...