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Air travelers to see tougher security before beach
March 22, 2010 – 6:01 am | Comments Off
Air travelers to see tougher security before beach

The government is rolling out its new, beefed up airport security plan in response to the failed Christmas Day attack, and travelers who haven’t flown in a while my be surprised.

Thieves stealing boat motors in Cheboygan
March 20, 2010 – 4:40 am | Comments Off
Thieves stealing boat motors in Cheboygan

Cheboygan County Sheriff Deputies are looking for the person or persons who have stolen seven outdoor boat motors over the past month.

Neumann applauds federal grants for local coastal projects
March 20, 2010 – 4:30 am | One Comment
Neumann applauds federal grants for local coastal projects

State Representative Andy Neumann is applauding federal grants totaling more than $78,000 awarded to help fund local projects along the Lake Huron coastline in Presque Isle, Alcona and Alpena counties.

Pettalia announces run for 106th District State Seat
March 19, 2010 – 6:28 pm | 4 Comments
Pettalia announces run for 106th District State Seat

Continued decline of Michigan’s economy has made Peter Pettalia more determined to take a stand for citizens in the Michigan legislature.

City dragged into dispute over concrete
March 19, 2010 – 6:04 am | 4 Comments
City dragged into dispute over concrete

The City of Alpena has been dragged into a legal battle over bad concrete placed around parts of the city.

County audit: fund balance grows by estimated $500K
March 19, 2010 – 6:02 am | 8 Comments
County audit: fund balance grows by estimated $500K

Alpena County is going through a financial audit of its 2009 books and so far it appears the county was able to grow its fund balance by more than $500,000.

Alpena Staples building in foreclosure
March 19, 2010 – 6:00 am | One Comment
Alpena Staples building in foreclosure

Another sign of the economic times are the number of businesses, shopping malls and other commercial properties going into foreclosure.

NE MI unemployment rate hits 20%
March 19, 2010 – 5:58 am | Comments Off
NE MI unemployment rate hits 20%

Northeast lower Michigan continues to have the highest unemployment rate in the state.

ACC raises tuition $8 a credit hour
March 19, 2010 – 5:54 am | Comments Off
ACC raises tuition $8 a credit hour

The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees has agreed to raise the price of tuition across the board.

Alpena support group sponsors cancer event
March 19, 2010 – 5:48 am | Comments Off
Alpena support group sponsors cancer event

Friends Together, a local cancer support group, is sponsoring a special program at Alpena Community College.

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.