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ARC/PLC webinars set for Tuesday, Thursday

LENA, Wis. — All agricultural producers have the opportunity to sign up for either the Agriculture Risk Coverage or the Price Loss Coverage program by March 15. This voluntary program provides payments to farms when either revenue or crop prices are below set guarantees. The decision is ...

Mini-grant for Florence flowers

The Dickinson Area Community Foundation has awarded a $250 mini-grant to Florence County Chamber of Commerce and the town of Florence. The grant will assist in funding 20 metal flower baskets that will be attached to utility and light poles in the downtown area of Florence, Wis. From left, ...

UP’s Chippewa County tapped by Michigan Launch Initiative

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association announced Thursday that Chippewa County in the eastern Upper Peninsula will be home to its new command and control center. Chippewa was chosen as the third and final site in the Michigan Launch Initiative, a public-private ...

Nebel named Verso president

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, — Verso Corp. on Thursday announced the appointment of Randy J. Nebel as president and chief executive officer. Adam St. John, a former manager at the Quinnesec pulp and paper mill, stepped down as Verso’s president and CEO in October. Nebel has served as interim ...

Wisconsin DNR board OKs new rules raising mining costs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Companies looking to mine copper, gold and silver in Wisconsin will face dramatically higher costs and have to work around an extensive list of off-limit areas under new rules the state Department of Natural Resources policy board overwhelmingly approved Wednesday. The ...

Main Street Makeover donation

The Main Street Makeover Committee of Niagara, Wis., accepted a check for $300 from Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain. From left are members Kathy Spade, Jeri Allen, Lynn Burke and Kathy Westrich, right, accepting the check from Perry Jacobs and William Lisenbey of Jacobs Funeral Home. ...

Michigan to distribute $58.5M in grants to businesses

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Relief is coming to Michigan businesses after a board last week approved $58.5 million in grants for economic losses due to the coronavirus pandemic that has strained the state’s economy. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month signed into law a spending plan to help repair ...

NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas, move from NY

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to incorporate the nation's most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York, where a state lawsuit is trying to put the organization out of ...

Clothing store chain to close

IRON MOUNTAIN — Women’s clothing chain Christopher & Banks Corp. plans to close more than 400 stores by the end of February, including the Midtown Mall location in Iron Mountain. The company announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a result of financial distress from the ...

New pediatric physician at Dickinson Healthcare

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare has added Dr. Maria Duroseau to its pediatric team. Duroseau joins Dr. Alexis Whaley; Dr. Michael Carpenter; Christine Borgstrom, FNP; and Vanessa Mitchell, PA-C; to form one of the Upper Peninsula’s largest pediatric specialty teams. “Our ...

First National Bank & Trust promotes VPs Kassin, Lutz

IRON MOUNTAIN — First National Bank & Trust has promoted Russell Kassin and Matthew Lutz. Kassin has been named executive vice president, chief lending officer. He will oversee all lending functions as well as develop new commercial and residential loan business.  Kassin graduated ...

Application period open for Cellcom scholarships

DE PERE, Wis. — Cellcom is taking applications for 16 scholarships of $750 each to graduating high school seniors across its service area. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, ...

Commercial vehicle company plans to hire

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The Shyft Group, a manufacturer of commercial fleet and specialty vehicles, plans to hire hundreds of full-time employees over the next three years at its Charlotte plant in mid-Michigan. The expansion comes as demand for parcel delivery vehicles continues to rise ...

Ohio-based company buys Lake Michigan car ferry SS Badger

LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — A coal-fired ferry that carries people and cars across Lake Michigan between Michigan and Wisconsin has been sold. Interlake Holding Co. announced recently that it bought the SS Badger, The Ludington Daily News reported. The Middleburg Heights, Ohio-based company ...

Health-centered grant applications sought for SHF spring funding cycle

MARQUETTE — The Superior Health Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its spring 2021 funding cycle. SHF will award more than $106,000 in grants during the spring cycle. Eligibility information and online application forms are available on the SHF’s website at ...

US loses 140,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers shed jobs last month for the first time since April, cutting 140,000 positions, clear evidence that the economy is faltering as the viral pandemic tightens its grip on consumers and businesses. At the same time, the unemployment rate stayed at 6.7%, the ...

Some taxpayers find new relief payments sent to wrong account

A number of taxpayers who use tax preparation services, such as H&R Block and TurboTax, say their second relief payments were sent to the incorrect bank account, forcing them to wait longer for their money. The IRS and the Treasury Department began issuing the Economic Impact Payments ...

Like everything else 2020, taxes will be like no other year

It’s the time of year to start thinking about taxes — but the upcoming filing season is going to be a bit trickier for many Americans due to rampant unemployment, working from home and general upheaval due to COVID-19. Here are a few pandemic specific conditions — good and bad — to ...

Take early steps to prepare for a smoother 2021 tax season

After the train wreck that was 2020, you may well question whether it’s worth trying to plan anything. But knocking off a few financial tasks early in the year can better prepare you for whatever 2021 has in store. FILE YOUR TAX RETURN ASAP Filing your tax return early typically means ...

Ribbon-cutting for new business Rize UP in IM

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome new business Rize U.P. into the community and to the chamber. Rize U.P. A Growing Company, now open in Iron Mountain and soon to be open in Marquette, is a vertically integrated ...