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Public input sought for forest plans in Cheboygan, Montmorency & Otsego
August 1, 2012 – 2:52 am | Comments Off
Public input sought for forest plans in Cheboygan, Montmorency & Otsego

The DNR is hosting an open house in Vanderbilt Wednesday, on proposed forest management treatments for parts of Cheboygan, Montmorency and Otsego counties.

League of Women Voters online voter guide & info
August 1, 2012 – 2:48 am | Comments Off
League of Women Voters online voter guide & info

The League of Women Voters of Alpena County is now offering local, state and national voter guides and information online.

Mich. court creates defense in child support cases
August 1, 2012 – 2:40 am | Comments Off
Mich. court creates defense in child support cases

For the first time, the Michigan Supreme Court says people charged with a crime for failing to pay child support can defend themselves by showing it was impossible for them to come up with money.

Fatal deer disease found in 2 Michigan counties
August 1, 2012 – 2:38 am | Comments Off
Fatal deer disease found in 2 Michigan counties

A viral disease that is often fatal to deer has turned up in two Michigan counties.

Signatures must be validated before recalls placed on ballot
July 31, 2012 – 6:05 am | Comments Off
Signatures must be validated before recalls placed on ballot

There is still a bit of work to complete before recall petitions to remove the Mayor of Alpena and two city councilmen appear on a ballot.

Alpena clerks did not miss absentee-ballot deadlines
July 31, 2012 – 6:04 am | Comments Off
Alpena clerks did not miss absentee-ballot deadlines

A number of Michigan communities missed state and federal deadlines for providing absentee ballots to military and overseas voters for the August primary election.

Jet ski collides with girl on Lake 15 near Atlanta
July 31, 2012 – 6:03 am | Comments Off
Jet ski collides with girl on Lake 15 near Atlanta

A 7 year-old girl was taken to the hospital in Gaylord over the weekend, after she was hit by a jet skier on Lake 15, near Atlanta.

LWV of Alpena County candidate forum tonight
July 31, 2012 – 6:02 am | Comments Off
LWV of Alpena County candidate forum tonight

Alpena residents who want to be better informed about the candidates running in next week’s August primary can learn more at a public forum Tuesday night.