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Alpena Blues Week
June 17, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Alpena Blues Week
Alpena Blues Week

It’s Alpena Blues Week in the City of Alpena.

Public input on forests to be gathered through open houses
June 17, 2019 – 12:32 am | Comments Off on Public input on forests to be gathered through open houses
Public input on forests to be gathered through open houses

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is holding a series of open houses to gather public input on future forest management plans.

Suspect in car theft injured in police-involved shooting
June 17, 2019 – 12:24 am | Comments Off on Suspect in car theft injured in police-involved shooting
Suspect in car theft injured in police-involved shooting

Authorities say a 22 year-old man suspected of trying to steal vehicles and firing a gun at houses in Western Michigan was injured in a shooting involving police officers.

US maple syrup production up despite shorter season
June 17, 2019 – 12:16 am | Comments Off on US maple syrup production up despite shorter season
US maple syrup production up despite shorter season

U.S. production of maple syrup increased slightly this year, even though the season was shorter than last year’s.

Rain leaves veggie farmers struggling with no aid in sight
June 17, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Rain leaves veggie farmers struggling with no aid in sight
Rain leaves veggie farmers struggling with no aid in sight

Torrential rain this spring prevented most Midwest farmers from planting their crops but while the federal government provides help to growers of corn and soybeans, those who grow specialty crops are largely on their own.

Hunt for cause of massive South America power outage begins
June 17, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Hunt for cause of massive South America power outage begins
Hunt for cause of massive South America power outage begins

As lights turned back on across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a massive blackout hit tens of millions of people, authorities were still largely in the dark about what caused the collapse of the interconnected grid and tallied the damage from the unforeseen disaster.

Stamas, Howell named MTA Legislators of the Year
June 14, 2019 – 5:52 pm | Comments Off on Stamas, Howell named MTA Legislators of the Year
Stamas, Howell named MTA Legislators of the Year

The Michigan Townships Association has selected state senators Jim Stamas and Gary Howell as “Legislator of the Year.”

Feeding Alpena’s children during the summer months
June 14, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Feeding Alpena’s children during the summer months
Feeding Alpena’s children during the summer months

There’s little doubt most children in the Alpena area are excited about the end of the school year; unfortunately that means many of them will lose their main source of a nutritional meal.

Working group comes up with alternative to alcohol ban on MI rivers
June 14, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Working group comes up with alternative to alcohol ban on MI rivers
Working group comes up with alternative to alcohol ban on MI rivers

The Huron-Manistee National Forests and a group of community partners have come up with an action plan that replaces an alcohol ban proposed earlier this year for sections of the AuSable, Manistee, and Pine rivers.

Children need to know about gun safety
June 14, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on Children need to know about gun safety
Children need to know about gun safety

According to the Michigan State Police, thirty-three percent of U.S. households have a gun in the home and half of the owners do not properly secure them, creating a dangerous situation – especially when children are in the home.

APS summer reading program
June 14, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on APS summer reading program
APS summer reading program

Alpena Public Schools is offering a summer reading program for young children who are currently in junior kindergarten through first grade.

AAA: Drivers numbing to higher prices at the pump?
June 14, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on AAA: Drivers numbing to higher prices at the pump?
AAA: Drivers numbing to higher prices at the pump?

AAA says when it comes to filling-up at the pump, Americans are changing their perception of what they consider “too expensive.”