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Alpena council expected to vote on pot issues in March
February 21, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off
Alpena council expected to vote on pot issues in March

The Alpena Municipal Council is expected to vote in March on a new ordinance that would ban all marijuana-related businesses from operating within the city limits.

Foster/child care could cost County an extra $200K
February 21, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off
Foster/child care could cost County an extra $200K

The number of juveniles in foster care and institutional care is about to put a strain on Alpena County’s general fund budget for fiscal year 2019.

Friends Together accepting gas cards for cancer patients
February 21, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off
Friends Together accepting gas cards for cancer patients

The support group Friends Together is accepting gas cards for cancer patients.

Second Lachine brother jailed for sexually assaulting niece
February 21, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off
Second Lachine brother jailed for sexually assaulting niece

The second of two brothers from Lachine who sexually assaulted a young relative has been sentenced.

APS Super to meet with communities over coffee next week
February 21, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off
APS Super to meet with communities over coffee next week

The superintendent of Alpena Public Schools will be meeting with the community over coffee next week.

Alcona deputies arrest 3
February 21, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
Alcona deputies arrest 3

It was a rather quiet week for deputies at the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office.

Detroit center to remove name of ex-mayor with racist past
February 21, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off
Detroit center to remove name of ex-mayor with racist past

Officials say Detroit’s Cobo Center will change its name, removing the surname of a former mayor known for his racist policies.

Oakland teachers to start strike Thursday
February 21, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off
Oakland teachers to start strike Thursday

Teachers in Oakland, California, plan to raise picket signs Thursday in the country’s latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay.

Police catch up with 22 year-old in Atlanta
February 20, 2019 – 12:00 pm | Comments Off
Police catch up with 22 year-old in Atlanta

Police have caught up with a 22 year-old man from northern Michigan who was on the run for a short period of time.

Whitmer meets with chamber group & tours ACC
February 20, 2019 – 12:54 am | Comments Off
Whitmer meets with chamber group & tours ACC

Governor Gretchen Whitmer was in Alpena Monday evening and early Tuesday morning, meeting with a small group from the chamber of commerce and touring Alpena Community College.

City approves 9-year tax abatement for company expansion
February 20, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off
City approves 9-year tax abatement for company expansion

The Alpena Municipal Council has approved a nine-year tax abatement for an established company that is expanding.

Area clerks to present info on election procedures
February 20, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off
Area clerks to present info on election procedures

Clerks from five municipalities in northeast Michigan will be presenting information on election procedures during a presentation that is open to the public Monday.