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Column: Casperson excelled at public service

ESCANABA — An economic development adage states that one need not know how to build an economy; rather, one needs to build relationships with those who know how to do so. As I saw when I had the honor of working with him in the legislature, Tom Casperson demonstrated through his public ...

Column: Honor those who served this Memorial Day

ESCANABA — Roasted marshmallows, bonfires, freshly cut lawns and colorful flowers are just a few of the signs that summer is here in the Upper Peninsula. Memorial Day weekend is thought of by many as the unofficial start to summer. But as we all know and hear often, Memorial Day is about so ...

Michigan regulators approve sale of UP’s largest utility

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — Michigan regulators approved the sale of the Upper Peninsula’s largest electric utility to another private owner. Upper Peninsula Power Co. will join the energy portfolio of Axium Infrastructure, which has offices in New York and Canada. The Marquette-based utility ...

Shoppers go back to stores, but retailers face challenges

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans are going back to one of their favorite pastimes: store shopping. With more people getting vaccinated and dropping their face masks, retailers from Walmart to Macy’s are seeing an eager return to their stores after more than a year of their customers migrating ...

Column: Experience real social networking at Business After Hours

ESCANABA — What do Escanaba Country Club and U.P.utt Family Fun Center have in common? A few things actually, they both support golf, they are both Chamber members, and they both are sponsors of the first two Business After Hours held in more than 14 months. We are grateful to have such ...

Sears Hometown Store has new owners

ESCANABA — The Sears Hometown Store in Escanaba has new owners. Eric Welch and Roger Charles purchased the store at 322 N. Lincoln Road on Feb. 1. Eric Welch - CEO of JackRabbit2020, Inc. is a business owner and entrepreneur. He is retired from the Air Force. and has degrees in psychology ...