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Shoreline Motel: New owners, new name, new upgrades

KEWEENAW COUNTY — The Shoreline Motel, on the lakeshore in Keweenaw County’s Eagle Harbor, is in the process of many changes, from new ownership, to a new name, to upgrades and renovations. Arizona resident Eddy Brecht purchased the eight-unit, one cabin facility in September 2020, and ...

Orthodontist comes to Copper Country – ‘More than straight teeth!’

HOUGHTON — Darin Ward, DDS, MSD will open U.P.Ward Orthodontics, a full-time orthodontist office in Houghton in January 2021, and he is excited to offer his service to the people of the Copper Country as there hasn’t been a full time orthodontist in the area in over 10 years. Ward’s ...

Swift stays safe for a successful holiday season

HOUGHTON - While there has been some strife and rebellion over Michigan’s restrictions on commerce due to the COVID-19 pandemic - both locally and statewide - most local small businesses have done their best to comply with current Department of Health and Human Services rules. Once of the ...

Five businesses cited for COVID-19 workplace safety violations

LANSING – As the state continues to prioritize worker safety and health, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) inspected and issued COVID-19 “general duty” citations to five different businesses with serious violations for failing to protect workers and take ...

Baraga County Chamber of Commerce announces openings

BARAGA — Baraga County Chamber of Commerce announces openings on the Board of Directors. Beginning Feb. 3, 2021, the Chamber will fill the vacant seats on their Board of Directors. The Chamber Board is charged with the organizational planning, monitoring, and managing the financial resources ...

More SOS online, self-service station options coming for customers this spring

Michiganders will soon have more ways to do business with the Secretary of State, including renewing their standard and enhanced driver’s licenses and state identification cards at self-service stations and online. They will also be able to go online to request their own driving records and, ...

Requests for proposals-Citizens State Bank Building

ONTONAGON — Citizens Bancshares, Inc., a Michigan corporation, the parent company of Citizens State Bank of Ontonagon, invites proposals from non-profit organizations, community planners, or job creators to receive a donation of the existing bank building located at 501 River Street, ...

State cites nine businesses for COVID-19 Workplace Safety violations

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

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. ...