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Local dealers passed up on truck purchase
March 19, 2010 – 5:42 am | 2 Comments
Local dealers passed up on truck purchase

Alpena County is buying a new heavy-duty pickup truck for the airport but it won’t be purchased from a local dealer.

No fatalities among tree trimmers in NE MI
March 19, 2010 – 5:40 am | Comments Off
No fatalities among tree trimmers in NE MI

Now that spring has nearly sprung, the sounds of buzzing chainsaws will soon be filling the air.

Spring arrives Saturday!
March 19, 2010 – 5:36 am | 4 Comments
Spring arrives Saturday!

Saturday marks the vernal equinox and the official start to spring.

Gas prices highest since 2008
March 19, 2010 – 5:32 am | Comments Off
Gas prices highest since 2008

Motorists are paying the highest prices for gas since October 2008.

Catholics United launches local TV ad on abortion/healthcare
March 19, 2010 – 5:30 am | 2 Comments
Catholics United launches local TV ad on abortion/healthcare

Catholics United is running a local TV ad in northern Michigan that it says sets the record straight about false allegations of federal abortion funding in the Senate health care bill.

House plan would boost Mich. traffic fines by $5
March 19, 2010 – 5:26 am | Comments Off
House plan would boost Mich. traffic fines by $5

Traffic violations would cost Michigan motorists an extra $5 under a plan that could soon face a vote in the state House.

Otsego County crash claims life of 21 year-old
March 18, 2010 – 4:32 pm | Comments Off
Otsego County crash claims life of 21 year-old

An accident on M-32 in Otsego County, shortly before noon Thursday, claimed the life of a 21 year-old.

Dobbyn accepts jail sentence, but…
March 18, 2010 – 8:55 am | Comments Off
Dobbyn accepts jail sentence, but…

The former magistrate of the 88th District Court in Montmorency County has agreed to spend 9 months in jail, averting a trial.

Alpena Jail: Inmate catering services
March 18, 2010 – 6:02 am | 16 Comments
Alpena Jail: Inmate catering services

The Alpena County Jail may have a new caterer to provide meals for inmates.

Alpena senior millage looks to recoup headlee rollback
March 18, 2010 – 5:46 am | One Comment
Alpena senior millage looks to recoup headlee rollback

Another ballot issue facing Alpena County voters in August is a renewal of the millage that supports the activities and services of older persons.

ACC tuition could go up 9-percent
March 18, 2010 – 5:44 am | Comments Off
ACC tuition could go up 9-percent

Alpena Community College students could be paying considerably more to attend school next year.

City – APS agree on terms for liaison officer
March 18, 2010 – 5:40 am | Comments Off
City – APS agree on terms for liaison officer

The City of Alpena has signed a formal agreement with Alpena Public Schools to provide a liaison officer at the high school.