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2 men set pickup ablaze in Presque Isle Co.
November 19, 2012 – 5:00 pm | Comments Off
2 men set pickup ablaze in Presque Isle Co.

Two men have been arrested for intentionally setting a pickup truck on fire in Presque Isle County.

Some districts in NE MI grade principals higher than teachers
November 19, 2012 – 12:10 am | Comments Off
Some districts in NE MI grade principals higher than teachers

Some school districts in northeast Michigan followed a state trend by giving principals higher grades than teachers on annual evaluations.

Another green Thanksgiving with no snow
November 19, 2012 – 12:09 am | Comments Off
Another green Thanksgiving with no snow

It’s beginning to look like most of northern Michigan will have another green Thanksgiving – with no snow.

Alpena builders hammer through October
November 19, 2012 – 12:08 am | Comments Off
Alpena builders hammer through October

October was another strong month for building in the City of Alpena.

Atlanta man charged with selling phony software on Ebay
November 19, 2012 – 12:07 am | Comments Off
Atlanta man charged with selling phony software on Ebay

A Montmorency County man has been charged with selling counterfeit computer software he bought overseas.

Fire rips through downtown Gaylord business
November 19, 2012 – 12:06 am | Comments Off
Fire rips through downtown Gaylord business

One business was destroyed and several others damaged over the weekend, when fire erupted at a strip mall in Gaylord.

Downstate man killed in ORV accident
November 19, 2012 – 12:05 am | Comments Off
Downstate man killed in ORV accident

Alcohol may have played a role in a fatal off road vehicle accident last week, in the upper peninsula.
Michigan State Police responded to the accident at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Troopers said that 57 year-old Brian …

Snyder-requested school spending rewrite due out
November 19, 2012 – 12:04 am | Comments Off
Snyder-requested school spending rewrite due out

A proposal that Governor Rick Snyder commissioned to overhaul Michigan’s education system would let students take their public funding to any district that will accept them.