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Conn receives master’s degree in environmental law and policy

MARQUETTE - Christopher R. Conn graduated with his master's degree in environmental law and policy from the Vermont Law School on May 16.He graduated with honors - summa cum laude.Conn has a bachelor of science degree in environmental policy from Michigan State University.Conn is employed by ...

Look before you leap when starting a business

By Marc MoganMany people dream about starting a business, but it's a big step that requires serious planning and preparation. Additionally, venturing out on your own can have major implications on your financial situation. Those who decide to walk away from the security of a steady job to the ...

Safety milestone reached by We Energies employees

IRON MOUNTAIN - Current and former metering employees of the Iron Mountain and Land O' Lakes, Wis. We Energies service centers recently celebrated reaching a safety milestone of 50 years without any lost-time injuries.The event was attended by Joan Shafer, senior vice president of customer ...

IM Farmer’s Market planned Saturday

IRON MOUNTAIN - The next Iron Mountain Farmers & Artisans Market will be Saturday June 13.The market will run from June through mid October every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.The Market is located across from the Dickinson County Library. The market is managed Nancy Schaub together ...

Dohl joins RE/MAX North team

IRON RIVER - RE/MAX North Country has announced the addition of Jeff Dohl to its staff of realtors.Dohl has been a realtor sales agent/broker since 2002, but has been involved in putting buyers and sellers together all his life.After moving to Iron County with his wife almost 25 years ago, he ...

DeGrand receives TORCH Award

ESCANABA - Vicki DeGrand has been recognized for her work at Bay College with the quarterly TORCH Award, college officials announced."Vicki is the advancement specialist at Bay College. She has been a dedicated employee since the time she began in her position. Her position in the College ...

Council supports 4-Unity program

ESCANABA - The U.P. Labor-Management Council Inc. has been in business for 45 years. And one of its most valuable programs is the 4-Unity Sponsorship program.A supporter of 4-Unity receives two free admissions to the Council's annual conference, a free advertisement in the conference program ...

CMC Schoeppey retires from U.S. Navy after 27 years service

YOKOSUKA, Japan - Command Master Chief (CMDCM) Tyler Schoeppey, a native of Quinnesec and the son of Jerry and Trudy Schoeppey of Quinnesec, recently retired from the United States Navy after 27 years of honorable service.His final tour of duty was with United States Naval Hospital Yokosuka, ...

Trepp recognized with awards; receives internship with WNA

NIAGARA, Wis. - Cali Trepp, daughter of Laird Trepp of Iron Mountain and Mary Walstrom of Niagara, Wis., was recently the recipient of several awards at Alverno College in Milwaukee.Cali received the Sister Margaret Mary Martin Award. This award is presented to a person that contributes to the ...

Verso chief financial officer resigns

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Verso Corp. has announced that Robert P. Mundy, its senior vice president and chief financial officer, has decided to leave the company.He will be taking a similar position with Packaging Corp. of America."Bob has made significant contributions to Verso while serving as our ...

SHF golf outing slated for June 19

MARQUETTE - The Superior Health Foundation and its partner Child & Family Services of the Upper Peninsula are planning the annual SHF Golf Outing to be held at noon on Friday, June 19, at the Red Fox Run Golf Course in Gwinn.Proceeds from the four-person golf scramble will benefit SHF ...

Pepin joins DNR as deputy public information officer

MARQUETTE - John Pepin, a veteran journalist, has joined the Michigan Department of Natural Resources as deputy public information officer.He will be based out of the DNR's Marquette office.Pepin joins the DNR following a 21-year career at The Mining Journal in Marquette, where he reported and ...

Invent@NMU helps Negaunee man bring product to market

NEGAUNEE - Negaunee inventor Miles Parkkonen crafted a homemade tool that makes it significantly easier to clean paintbrushes, rollers and pads.The retired miner developed his Paint Scrubber in his garage a few years ago for personal use.Recognizing its potential widespread appeal to ...

U.S. consumer borrowing up

WASHINGTON (AP) - Consumer borrowing surged again in April, helped by the largest gain in credit card borrowing in a year.Consumer borrowing expanded by $20.5 billion in April, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.That was down only slightly from a gain of $21.3 billion in March which was the ...

IMHS graduate wins SRA research award

By THERESA PROUDFITStaff WriterIRON MOUNTAIN - A collaborative effort between Iron Mountain High School graduate Lynn Mande and Esther Gondwe of Malawi earned them an award from Society of Research Administrators International.Mande is a 1989 graduate of Iron Mountain High School, has a ...