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City reopens debate over truck route on the north side
May 22, 2018 – 12:54 am | Comments Off
City reopens debate over truck route on the north side

A public input session was held at the regularly scheduled Alpena City Council meeting Monday night, about a longstanding truck route that prohibits truck traffic along a section of Long Lake Avenue, from Elm Street south to Walnut Street.

Gagnon named Alpena’s 2018 Outstanding Older Citizen of the Year
May 22, 2018 – 12:42 am | Comments Off
Gagnon named Alpena’s 2018 Outstanding Older Citizen of the Year

The Alpena Senior Citizens Center has chosen its outstanding person of the year.

APS tables vote on new transportation contracts
May 22, 2018 – 12:34 am | Comments Off
APS tables vote on new transportation contracts

A vote on three transportation-related contracts was pulled from Monday’s meeting agenda of the board of education for Alpena Public Schools.

MSP traffic stops lead to drug/alcohol arrests
May 22, 2018 – 12:28 am | Comments Off
MSP traffic stops lead to drug/alcohol arrests

Michigan State Police troopers from Alpena made two arrests for drugs following separate traffic stops last week.

Montmorency sheriff office has light week
May 22, 2018 – 12:20 am | Comments Off
Montmorency sheriff office has light week

It was a rather light week at the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office.

Gas prices nudge higher as holiday weekend approaches
May 22, 2018 – 12:14 am | Comments Off
Gas prices nudge higher as holiday weekend approaches

Gas prices in Michigan continue to nudge higher as the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches.

Michigan group turns in petitions for $12 minimum wage
May 22, 2018 – 12:08 am | Comments Off
Michigan group turns in petitions for $12 minimum wage

The prospect of a $12-an-hour minimum wage by 2022 for all Michigan workers, including tipped servers, could be put to a popular vote this fall.

Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America
May 22, 2018 – 12:02 am | Comments Off
Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

The massacre that killed 10 people at a high school in Texas last week was just the latest to happen in a small or suburban city.