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Citizens State Bank of Ontonagon names new Market President

ONTONAGON — The Citizens State Bank of Ontonagon is pleased to announce that Ann M. Lantz has been named Market President for the Bank’s operations in Ontonagon. Ann will replace Willie Dupont, who recently resigned to take a position with the Village of Ontonagon. Ann is a seasoned bank ...

State fines Café Rosetta $1K for violating shutdown order

CALUMET — Café Rosetta was among seven businesses disciplined by the state Wednesday for offering indoor dining service in violation of the state’s three-week shutdown. The cafe received a $1,000 fine, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday. Penalties ...

MDARD, MI Retailers Association and Meijer urging consumers to shop as normal

LANSING -- Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Gary McDowell, Michigan Retailers Association CEO William Hallan and Meijer CEO Todd Weer, Senior Vice President of Stores responded to news that consumers may be buying larger quantities than necessary at the ...

200 protest COVID restrictions with family night

HOUGHTON — An estimated 200 people attended a party at the Mine Shaft & Rock House Grille Friday held to protest the state’s COVID-19 restrictions, including the three-week pause that prohibited the business from being open to the public. The event included food and the use of the ...

UIA update: Claim dashboard launched to increase transparency

LANSING — The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has launched a new dashboard to increase transparency and provide insight into the historic measure of unemployment insurance activity since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The online resource, available at Michigan.gov/UIA, hosts ...

Portage Township public announcement

At the Oct. 12 remote meeting of the Charter Township Board of Trustees, conducted the first reading of proposed Ordinance 148, “Adult Use/Recreational Marihuana Facilities”. The following paragraph outlines the intent of Ordinance 148. At the first reading held on October 12, the Twp. ...

MTEC SmartZone announces Interim CEO

HOUGHTON — MTEC SmartZone is pleased to announce that Scott MacInnes has accepted the role of interim CEO effective immediately. MacInnes replaces prior CEO Daniel Jamison, who announced his resignation on Sept. 3. MacInnes is a well-known and respected member of the Upper Peninsula ...

USDA approves Michigan’s industrial hemp state plan

LANSING – The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) received federal approval of the state’s Industrial Hemp Plan. This plan establishes regulatory requirements for cultivating industrial hemp and gives MDARD primary oversight of industrial hemp production in ...

Local economic development organization’s COVID-19 response

Local economic development organizations demonstrate leadership during coronavirus pandemic As state and national governments struggle to combat COVID-19’s adverse health and economic consequences, local economic development organizations have played a critical leadership role in the ...

State cites 10 businesses, for COVID-19 workplace safety violations

LANSING — To maintain a commitment to putting worker safety and health first, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) inspected and issued COVID-19 “general duty” citations to 10 different businesses with serious violations for failing to protect workers and ...

Finlandia introduces new online certificates

HANCOCK — Finlandia University is excited to announce new online certificate offerings in Marketing, Sports Management, and Teaching & Learning: Professional Development. “Our online certificates are filled with innovative adult learning opportunities designed by experts in their ...

Potential COVID-19 site exposures for Houghton County

The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) has identified possible exposure sites in Houghton County. Local residents visiting these sites may be at a higher risk for exposure as employees or patrons were present while infectious, and masking and social distancing guidelines were not ...