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Negotiation skills training Aug. 11, 13 at Bay West

IRON MOUNTAIN —Bay College West and Northern Initiatives-MMTC will have negotiation skills training sessions from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central time Aug. 11 and 13 at the Iron Mountain campus. Participants will learn how to conduct effective negotiations and forging strong relationships with ...

Super One fireworks donation

Super One Foods in Iron Mountain, with help from its customers, was able to donate $2,000 to the Sons of the American Legion Fireworks Fund. From left are Matt Chellew, store manager; Heather Marchlewicz, front end manager; and Mike Laydon, fireworks fund chairman.

Farmers market Saturday in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Iron Mountain Farmers and Artisans Summer Market will be 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 17. The market is across from the Dickinson County Library and managed by Nancy Schaub together with the Farmers Market executive committee under the auspices of the ...

Business grants offered

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s economic development board on Tuesday authorized a $115 million grant program for small businesses, nonprofits, farms and agricultural processors hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Entities can start applying July 15. The state will disburse the federal ...

No more delays: New tax deadline arrives July 15

It’s time to do your taxes — no more delays. As the coronavirus pandemic took hold this spring, the federal government postponed the traditional April 15 filing deadline until July 15. The move provided some economic and logistical relief for taxpayers dealing with the disruptions and ...

FNBT opens new digital banking center

IRON MOUNTAIN — First National Bank & Trust has finished converting the former North Branch location at 1211 N. Stephenson Ave. into its digital banking service and support center Staff now are in place to assist online banking customers as well as to develop and test future banking ...

Strutz, Berlinski to offer office hours at Sagola bank

Heidi Strutz and Dick Berlinski, independent LPL Financial advisors at The Investment Center at Northern Interstate Bank in Iron Mountain, starting Thursday will begin having office hours at Northern Interstate Bank’s Sagola branch. Strutz and Berlinski specialize in investment and ...

Caruso joins sales team at Stephens Real Estate in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — Stephens Real Estate has added Dawn Caruso to its sales team. A lifelong area resident, Caruso earned a degree in art and design from Northern Michigan University and has worked at Erickson Jewelers, where she is sales manager, for more than eight years. Ryan Gordon, ...

Aspirus among 15 Top Health Systems

WAUSAU, Wis. — Aspirus has been named among the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems by IBM Watson Health. This is the third straight year Aspirus has been recognized for excellence in clinical outcomes, operational efficiency and patient experience. This year’s 15 Top Health Systems study ...

Superior Selections tour

Some members of Iron Mountain City Council on Wednesday toured Superior Selections, the city’s first licensed marijuana grow facility. Co-owners Dave Johnson, Dan Kreider, Janis Johnson Cortez, Corey Formolo and Justin Havinga are currently licensed to grow medical marijuana at 106 E. Smith ...

41 Lumber to open IM showroom

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Upper Peninsula company 41 Lumber is adding a showroom in downtown Iron Mountain that will provide guidance on renovating kitchens, bathrooms and other interior spaces. “We are really excited to branch out and expand. It’s going to be an extension of our showroom ...

Orion Hunting Products is IM’s newest manufacturer

IRON MOUNTAIN — As a youngster, like many others in the Upper Peninsula, Beau Anderson hunted out of scaffolds and blinds built by his father. “Dad was a carpenter, but they were a little rough — ‘Yooper built’ — you might say,” he said. Decades later, back in his home town ...

Hold the celebration: Virus pushes back Venue 906 opening

KINGSFORD — Venue 906 had been slated to open this month, a setting to celebrate weddings and other special events. Then COVID-19 emerged and the governor shut down most activities in Michigan, including construction, as part of a stay-at-home order to try to contain spread of the ...

New pros on duty at ‘timeless’ Pine Grove

IRON MOUNTAIN — A new group has come on board to operate and take care of one of the oldest golf courses in the region. Pine Grove Country Club in the past year has ushered in a new office manager, course supervisor and a married couple that became head golf professional and teaching ...

Dream store: Brick + Mortar mixes clothing, horticulture, gifts

IRON MOUNTAIN — Three years ago, Mike Pearson envied that his wife, Kate, was doing what she loved every day at her The Good Earth Salon in Iron Mountain. Now he, too, has his dream job. The Pearsons last summer purchased the former Vintage Sundries Antiques storefront at 213 E. ...

Wimpy’s opens on Superior Avenue in Crystal Falls

CRYSTAL FALLS — Locals fondly remember The Bacco’s Cafe and Tavern, Sparky’s Bar and Grill, Miller’s Bar and Grill, O’Malley Bar and Grill, and Generations as regular sites to socialize in the heart of the city. Now Wimpy’s Pub is at that same 329 Superior Ave. location in ...

DCHS earns distinction as top rural hospital

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System has earned a number of elite recognitions over the past year, including a Top Rural Hospital designation from the Leapfrog Group, an award that went to only 18 facilities nationwide from a pool of 2,000. In addition to the honor from ...

Aspirus provides specialized wound care

IRON RIVER — Aspirus is calling special attention to local services that can offer hope and healing to people living with and suffering from chronic wounds. A 2018 retrospective analysis of Medicare beneficiaries identified that roughly 8.2 million people had wounds with or without ...

UP Sport & Spoke makes move in downtown

IRON MOUNTAIN — U.P. Sport & Spoke didn’t need to look far to find a larger building for their expanding business. After opening at 627 S. Stephenson Ave. in the summer of 2019, owner Anthony Tatangelo located a new space only a block away at 527 S. Stephenson in downtown Iron ...