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$200K up for grabs to NE MI small businesses hurt by pandemic
March 27, 2020 – 12:46 am | Comments Off on $200K up for grabs to NE MI small businesses hurt by pandemic
$200K up for grabs to NE MI small businesses hurt by pandemic

A total of $200,000 in grants is up for grabs to small businesses in five counties in northeast Michigan that have been negatively impacted by the spread of the coronavirus.

APS continues with pre-Labor Day start to school year
March 27, 2020 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on APS continues with pre-Labor Day start to school year
APS continues with pre-Labor Day start to school year

While the state of the current school year is still up in the air, Alpena Public Schools is moving forward with the planning process for the 2020-21 academic year.

MidMichgan Health seeking temporary healthcare workers & support staff
March 27, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on MidMichgan Health seeking temporary healthcare workers & support staff
MidMichgan Health seeking temporary healthcare workers & support staff

MidMichigan Health is currently trying to bolster its labor pool by identifying qualified persons who may be willing to work for the healthcare provider on a temporary basis.

No burn permits in MI
March 27, 2020 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on No burn permits in MI
No burn permits in MI

Michigan residents stuck at home and contemplating spring cleanup in the yard are not allowed to burn leaves, branches and other debris.

Whitmer: No golf, can returns; but laundromats OK in shutdown
March 27, 2020 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Whitmer: No golf, can returns; but laundromats OK in shutdown
Whitmer: No golf, can returns; but laundromats OK in shutdown

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says golf courses should abide by her stay-at-home order and close down.

Beaumont Health scrambling with hundreds of virus cases
March 27, 2020 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Beaumont Health scrambling with hundreds of virus cases
Beaumont Health scrambling with hundreds of virus cases

Beaumont Health in southeastern Michigan is swamped with at least 650 coronavirus patients and hundreds more with tests pending.

Record 129,000 Michiganders filed for unemployment last week
March 27, 2020 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Record 129,000 Michiganders filed for unemployment last week
Record 129,000 Michiganders filed for unemployment last week

A record 129,000 Michiganders filed claims for unemployment benefits last week amid fallout from jobs lost due to the virus outbreak.

ACC postpones graduation ceremony
March 26, 2020 – 4:17 pm | Comments Off on ACC postpones graduation ceremony
ACC postpones graduation ceremony

There will be no graduation ceremony at Alpena Community College on May 7.

400 residents impacted by early morning power outage
March 26, 2020 – 3:32 pm | Comments Off on 400 residents impacted by early morning power outage
400 residents impacted by early morning power outage

Alpena Power Company says 400 customers were affected by an early morning power outage Thursday.

Elderly woman from Iosco Co. tests positive for COVID-19
March 26, 2020 – 12:50 am | Comments Off on Elderly woman from Iosco Co. tests positive for COVID-19
Elderly woman from Iosco Co. tests positive for COVID-19

It was only a matter of time before the first presumptive positive case of the coronavirus made its way into northeast Michigan.

Alpena Co. receives grant to improve recycling program
March 26, 2020 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on Alpena Co. receives grant to improve recycling program
Alpena Co. receives grant to improve recycling program

Alpena County is receiving a projected grant of $48,132 to improve the quality of its recycling program.

Asbestos tacks $12K on to cost of restroom demo
March 26, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Asbestos tacks $12K on to cost of restroom demo
Asbestos tacks $12K on to cost of restroom demo

The city of Alpena is still waiting to hear back on two potential grant awards – one that would help construct a new bathroom building at Bayview Park, and another that would cover a portion of the costs for a much more expansive plan at the park that would also include sidewalk improvements, lighting upgrades, ship viewing areas and more.