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Home health agency honored for patient experience for third year

IRON RIVER - Northstar Home Care & Hospice has been named a 2015 HHCAHPS Honors' recipient, a prestigious honor granted to home health agencies that are providing the best patient experience.This is the third year in a row that the home health agency has been recognized.Established by ...

Northern Michigan, First Bank merging

ESCANABA - First Bank and Northern Michigan Bank & Trust will be merging, according to a joint statement issued by the parent companies of both financial companies."Combining our resources seems like a perfect fit," said Jeanine Dagenais, president and board of director chairperson for ...

USPS to deliver on Sundays for the holidays

GRAND RAPIDS - The United States Postal service will deliver on Sundays again this holiday season.Following the success of the 2014 holiday season, the Postal Service will again deliver packages seven days a week in select major cities and high-volume areas beginning Nov. 29, for the four ...

IM Half Marathon raises $12,500 for Dickinson Cancer Loan Closet

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Iron Mountain Road & Trail Half Marathon, hosted by First National Bank & Trust, made its fourth annual donation to the Dickinson County Cancer Loan Closet with money raised from the event on Sept. 12.The donation this year was for $12,500, bringing the four ...

Schon recognized for 30 years service

IRON MOUNTAIN - John Schon, administrator / CEO of Dickinson County Healthcare System, was formally recognized for 30 years of service to the organization by Bill Edberg, chairman of the Board of Trustees.Edberg paid tribute as part of the monthly Board meeting. Schon will also be recognized ...

AT&T plans to bring internet to more than 86,600 rural homes

LANSING - Reflecting the company's long-standing commitment to deploying Internet access in urban and rural areas across the Great Lakes State, AT&T has announced plans to extend access to more than 86,600 rural homes and businesses in Michigan over the next six years."It is exciting to ...

Cliffs Natural temporarily idles Northshore Mining

SILVER BAY, Minn. (AP) - Cliffs Natural Resources says it will temporarily shut down a second plant, Northshore Mining, in northeastern Minnesota.The company said Tuesday about 540 workers at the mine in Babbitt and plant in Silver Bay will be off the job by Dec. 1 through the first quarter of ...

Riverside helps raise funds for KMS

IRON MOUNTAIN - Riverside Auto & Truck Sales of Iron Mountain helped Kingsford Middle School raise $920 at a Drive for the Kids fund-raising event held during the school's parent-teacher conferences.Participants earned a $10 contribution to the school from the Chrysler brand by taking a ...

Cellcom offers 911 text in U.P.

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Public safety answering points in Upper Michigan began accepting emergency text messages to 911 in September, and Cellcom has announced that its customers can now utilize this service within its six-county Upper Michigan coverage area.This area includes Houghton, Marquette, ...

Sales forecasts up in fourth quarter

LANSING - Michigan retailers' sales forecasts have strengthened for the final three months of the year, following a rebound in sales during September, according to the latest Michigan Retail Index.September sales bounced back into positive territory after a drop in August. Solid three-month ...

Northstar Home Care and Hospice honored

IRON RIVER - Northstar Home Care and Hospice of Iron River has been named a 2015 Home Health Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HHCAHPS) Honors recipient.This prestigious honor is granted to home health agencies that are providing the best patient experience.Established by ...

Novak recognized for 25 years at Oldenburg

KINGSFORD - An employee of Oldenburg Group Inc. in Kingsford has been recognized for his years of service to the company, officials announced.Gerald Novak, staff engineer with the company, was recently honored for 25 years of service.Oldenburg Group Incorporated is a diversified global ...

State forecast calls for strong holiday shopping

LANSING - In its most positive forecast since 2012, Michigan's retail industry sees a stronger holiday shopping season ahead.Two of every three Michigan retailers expect to increase sales over last year's holiday season, and the average projected gain is 2.0 percent, according to the Michigan ...

Evening at The Garden Place on Friday in Norway

NORWAY - The 17th annual Evening at The Garden Place will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, starting at 6 p.m.At this year's event, the Garden Place will be supporting the U.P. Honor Flight program. There will be a representative on hand from the organization to share information about the ...

Roving kettle challenge begins for Salvation Army

IRON MOUNTAIN - The Salvation Army, serving Dickinson County and now Niagara, is doing something new this year.In addition to the regular red kettles at the stores and around town, there is a new challenge to businesses and organizations to raise more money for the local assistance fund at ...

Weyerhaeuser buys Plum Creek in an $8.44 billion timber deal

By The Associated PressWeyerhaeuser Co. is buying Plum Creek Timber Co. for $8.44 billion to form what is expected to be one of the world's biggest timberland and forest products companies.The company will keep the Weyerhaeuser name and have more than 13 million acres of timberland, the ...