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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
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Chelle Guthrie took over as owner of Studio 715 in January.
Anna Gayford/Lakeland Times Chelle Guthrie took over as owner of Studio 715 in January.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 7:28 AM
Walking into Studio 715 in downtown Minocqua, there were music, smiles, and a group of about 20 people doing cross-training early on a Tuesday morning. Each person looked happy to be there, participating with each other in the intense work-out led by the instructor.  (subscriber access)
  • The Studio 715 community
    Walking into Studio 715 in downtown Minocqua, there were music, smiles, and a group of about 20 people doing cross-training early on a Tuesday morning. Each person looked happy to be there, participating with each other in the intense work-out led by the instructor.  (subscriber access)
  • Ridgetop Restorations celebrates 25 years
    Twenty-five years ago, Mark Albertus started Ridgetop Restorations in Lac du Flambeau as a part- time business in his two-car garage. Over the years it has grown into a full-time operation with two buildings totalling 7,600 square feet. 

    Ridgetop Restorations performs full ground up restorations on vintage automobiles and motorcycles. Ridgetop is nationally recognized for its museum-quality work. (Subscriber Access)
  • Cozy Cottage features handcrafted wood work
    Cozy Cottage in Boulder Junction opened its doors for the first time in May 2018 by owner Misty Knox.
  • Waupaca Foundry, a Hitachi Metals company, is expanding operations into Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and will open a new facility to process iron castings produced at its Waupaca plants. The foundry plans to locate a facility in Ironwood, Mich., with an investment of $4.3 million and create 61 new jobs. Waupaca Foundry employs 4,500 team members at seven locations throughout the United States. 
  • River Valley Bank and
IncredibleBank appoints Sukup as senior vice president
    River Valley Bank and IncredibleBank? has appointed Carrie Sukup as senior vice president-controller.
  • Ken’s Old Tyme Barber Shop joins ‘small town America’ in Bessemer
    Ken Billings is the “new kid on the block, trying to bring back barbering to the UP (Upper Peninsula of Michigan),” he observed in the first weeks of being open at his new business, “Ken’s Old Tyme Barber Shop” on West Lead Street in Bessemer, Mich.  (subscriber access)
  • Home Slice Pizza now open in Mercer
    Growing up in Winchester, Eric Behnke exhibited a unique entrepreneurial spirit early on. There was the summer that, instead of selling lemonade, he sold bird feeders on the side of the road. Or the light bulb moment he had while mowing his parent’s lawn to turn the back 40-acre parcel into a driving range.  (subscriber access)
  • Downtown Bessemer welcomes From the Woods Family Thrift Store
    Bessemer, Mich., shoppers and tourists have a new downtown area option when it comes to clothing, household items, furniture, books and more: From the Woods Family Thrift Shop. (subscriber access)
  • Herbal Serendipity offers  options in health care
    The Lakeland area has a new alternative to wellness for those interested in natural healing through the use of diet and herbs. KiKi LeClair, master herbalist, recently opened her new business, Herbal Serendipity at 9404 Hwy. J, Minocqua and offers herbs that can help with pain, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, stomach issues, anxiety, overall vitality and immune support.  (subscriber access)
  • Bringing European treats to Ironwood
    European Treats in Ironwood, Mich., opened in August 2017 by owners Susan Lenner and her husband Marcin Golebiowski. (subscriber access)
  • 50 years of family
    In 1968, Bob Howard took a leap of faith and left a steady job as a master plumber working for Taylor Plumbing in Rhinelander to begin a new business with his brother Lloyd in Woodruff, thus creating Howard Brothers Plumbing and Heating (since renamed to Howard Bros. Inc.). (subscriber access)
  • Chelsi's Corner bounces back after fire
    Since the devastating February fire, Ironwood, Mich., has held a theme of resilience. With three lives lost, and thousands of dollars of property damage, the community was more than a bit shaken - but deterred, they were not. (subscriber access)
  • Authentic Mexican food is making a comeback in Minocqua.

    El Tarasco signed a five year lease June 1 in the old El Mez building on the corner of US Highway 51 and State Highway 70. (subscriber access)
  • At its Tuesday meeting, the Minocqua Plan Commission gave the go-ahead to one new proposed downtown business, one short-term home rental, a condominium plat amendment, and three sign applications. (subscriber access)

  • Building the arts in Bessemer
    The arts scene in Bessemer, Mich., will be receiving more attention with the formation of a new non-profit group. (subscriber access)
  • Restoring the roof
    In 2017, time ran out for a 118-year-old building in Ironwood, Mich. At the Wesley United Methodist Church on McLeod Avenue, a truss in the ceiling collapsed, sending the congregation from the building and leaving them with an uncertain future. (subscriber access)
  • Every year as people flock to the Lakeland area for recreation, holidays and family, area businesses struggle with finding enough employees. (subscriber access) (web exclusive)
  • For the past decade, real estate in the Northwoods and most of the nation has been on a steady upward trend. (Subscriber Access)
  • McCoy Group, Inc., a family-owned company based in Dubuque, Iowa, and ties to the Minocqua area, is expanding its business base with the purchase of seven John Deere Construction and Forestry stores serving northern Minnesota, northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan from Nortrax, Inc. (Subscriber Access)
  • 45 years of putting foot to pedal
    For 45 years, residents of and visitors to Ironwood, Mich., have had a premiere destination for their automotive wants and needs. This store is the family-run Red's Auto. (subscriber access)
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