Business

Bellin Hospital earns ‘A’ for patient safety

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Bellin Hospital rated an “A” in the spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade from the national nonprofit Leapfrog Group. The designation recognizes Bellin’s efforts to provide safer health care. The grades are based on performance in preventing medical errors, ...

State offers environmental compliance conference

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy will host the Northern Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference on Wednesday and Thursday at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. This event can provide business owners, contractors and municipal officials ...

Wisconsin sees honey production drop

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal data shows Wisconsin’s honey production fell by nearly a quarter last year, and local producers say the weather was a major factor. The National Agricultural Statistics Service found the state produced 2.3 million pounds of honey in 2018, which is 23% less ...

Google scrutinized by US, Europe regulators

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google, the tech giant known universally for its search engine, also has fingers in a number of other pies, like online advertising, email messaging and video. That gives U.S. antitrust enforcers, who have reportedly evinced a new interest in pursuing competition charges ...

Four Seasons Island Resort plans reopening event June 8

PEMBINE, Wis. — After being closed for several years, the Four Seasons Island Resort will have its official grand reopening June 8 under new ownership. The resort on Miscauno Island now is owned by a group with extensive experience in the Midwest repositioning real estate assets. It ...

UP economic conference

Mike Mulligan, career technical education director for the Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District, speaks to members of the Upper Peninsula Economic Development Alliance during a meeting May 10 at Pine Mountain Resort in Iron Mountain. The group learned about members’ work to support ...

Retirements at DCHS

Dickinson County Healthcare System recently had a Retirement Tea to recognize those who dedicated huge portions of their lives to DCHS. “It is mindboggling to me when I hear the tenure and longevity of some of our staff members. Several of our retirees have worked for DCHS for more than 40 ...

River Valley Bank names new CFO

WAUSAU, Wis. — River Valley Bank and IncredibleBank has named Glendon Peterson as executive vice president and chief financial officer. In 15 years at the bank, Peterson has had various finance positions, most recently senior vice president-controller. In his new role, Peterson will be ...

Business is growing: Larson’s Greenhouse opens for season

IRON MOUNTAIN — After a long and harsh winter, Rick Larson is enjoying spring. Rick and his wife, Judy, own and operate Larson’s Pine Creek Greenhouse at W6552 Upper Pine Creek Drive in Iron Mountain, which opened for the season April 27. The bright, flowering botanicals the Larsons ...

New agent at Leeds Real Estate

IRON MOUNTAIN — Kelly Challancin has joined the staff at Leeds Real Estate in Iron Mountain. Challancin has 25 years of sale experience across the Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin marketing candles and home décor with the direct sales company PartyLite Gifts. She is the eldest of eight ...

Trump’s ‘great patriot’ farmers weather trade war

MADRID, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump’s trade war with China made a miserable situation worse, Bardole ...

YMCA opens Little Sparks Child Care Center

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Northern Lights YMCA Dickinson Center has officially opened the Systems Control Little Sparks Child Care Center at its location at 800 Crystal Lake Blvd. No. 110. "Adding full-time child care to the YMCA just made sense for us and for the community," said Jonathan Ringel, ...

Dickinson Homes becomes Brew Fest signature sponsor

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson Homes has agreed to be the signature sponsor for the third annual Brew Fest, set for June 8 in Iron Mountain, the Downtown Development Authority has announced. “Sponsors are vital to the success of our events, and we're extremely grateful to Dickinson Homes for ...

Nurses receive recognition at VA medical center, Rhinelander clinic

IRON MOUNTAIN —The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center recently recognized three nurses within its VA health care system with the 2019 Administrator’s Award for Excellence in Nursing, as part of observing National Nurses Week from May 6 to 12. Ann Mattson, who serves in the medical ...

Sandwiches for ‘superheroes’

In honor of National Superhero Day, American Transmission Co. provided the fixings to make about 600 sandwiches for local United Way organizations, writing notes of encouragement for the recipients. The sandwiches were delivered to: Alpha Omega Residential Rehabilitation Center, Caring House ...

DCHS earns Governor’s Award of Excellence

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson County Healthcare System has received MPRO’s 2019 Governor’s Award of Excellence for effective reporting and measurement for outpatient and value-based purchasing in an acute-care setting. More than 130 Michigan hospitals, physician practices, nursing ...

SNBT promotes Durow to CFO

MARINETTE, Wis. — Beth Durow has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer at The Stephenson National Bank & Trust. Durow is responsible for directing recordkeeping and accounting and supervising the accounting and asset/liability management areas, budget preparation, compliance and ...

Dollar General Literacy Foundation offering grants

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation will take applications for youth literacy grants through 10 p.m. Central time Thursday. Youth literacy grants support schools, public libraries and nonprofit organizations in literacy efforts. Funding can be used to purchase new ...

Businesses, VA partner for VA2K

IRON MOUNTAIN — Five local businesses will join the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in support of VA2K, a walk to promote veteran and employee wellness and create awareness about homeless veterans. Coordinators at each business have invited employees to walk a 2k at their facility ...