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City recognizes outstanding employees for 2019
December 19, 2019 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on City recognizes outstanding employees for 2019
City recognizes outstanding employees for 2019

The City of Alpena has recognized seven employees for their hard work and cooperative spirits over the past year.

Alpena teen gets 30 months-15 years for holdup at park
December 19, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Alpena teen gets 30 months-15 years for holdup at park
Alpena teen gets 30 months-15 years for holdup at park

An Alpena teen has been sentenced to a lengthy prison stay for committing an armed robbery at Thompson Park.

Despite cold & snow, winter first arrives Saturday
December 19, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Despite cold & snow, winter first arrives Saturday
Despite cold & snow, winter first arrives Saturday

Even though temperatures have been for the most part below average since late October, and the first measurable snow blanketed northeast Michigan on Halloween, the first day of winter doesn’t officially arrive until Saturday at 11:19 p.m.

1 of 43 new MSP troopers headed to Alpena
December 19, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on 1 of 43 new MSP troopers headed to Alpena
1 of 43 new MSP troopers headed to Alpena

A total of 43 new Michigan State Police Troopers will graduate Friday, from the 136th Trooper Recruit School in Lansing.

Whitmer works on new roads plan, warns of budget pressures
December 19, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Whitmer works on new roads plan, warns of budget pressures
Whitmer works on new roads plan, warns of budget pressures

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is working on an alternative road-funding plan to promote in her upcoming second year in office after the Legislature rejected a proposed 45 cents-a-gallon fuel tax increase.

Income growth greatest in tech hubs over past 5 years
December 19, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Income growth greatest in tech hubs over past 5 years
Income growth greatest in tech hubs over past 5 years

Household income has grown the most in tech and entertainment centers like Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and large chunks of the West Coast in recent years.

3 more elk poached in northern Michigan
December 18, 2019 – 3:50 pm | Comments Off on 3 more elk poached in northern Michigan
3 more elk poached in northern Michigan

Conservation officers with the Department of Natural Resources are calling it the worst they have ever seen, after three more elk were found poached over the weekend.

Waligora, Johnson express concerns over compensation committee comments
December 18, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Waligora, Johnson express concerns over compensation committee comments
Waligora, Johnson express concerns over compensation committee comments

At least two members of the Alpena City Council expressed concerns this week, over comments made by the City Compensation Committee, which is tasked with meeting every two years to set salary rates for mayor and council.

APS Superintendent scores above the grade on annual performance review
December 18, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on APS Superintendent scores above the grade on annual performance review
APS Superintendent scores above the grade on annual performance review

The superintendent of Alpena Public Schools has received another glowing annual performance evaluation from the board of education.

Commissioners meet over light agenda, approve budget, bills & purchases
December 18, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Commissioners meet over light agenda, approve budget, bills & purchases
Commissioners meet over light agenda, approve budget, bills & purchases

Alpena County Commissioners met over a light agenda Tuesday afternoon, that included a public hearing on the new general fund budget for 2020.

Detroit area man admits to passing phony bills in Alpena
December 18, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Detroit area man admits to passing phony bills in Alpena
Detroit area man admits to passing phony bills in Alpena

A 25 year-old man admitted in court Monday, to using counterfeit $20 bills at numerous businesses in the Alpena area.

Sheriff’s office logs 87 calls for help
December 18, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Sheriff’s office logs 87 calls for help
Sheriff’s office logs 87 calls for help

Last week was comparatively quiet at the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office, which logged a total of 87 complaints.