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Bills aim to eliminate speed traps in Michigan
June 2, 2010 – 5:55 am | Comments Off on Bills aim to eliminate speed traps in Michigan
Bills aim to eliminate speed traps in Michigan

Two state lawmakers are backing legislation they say is designed to stop local governments from setting speed limits artificially low to create speed traps.

ARMC: Outsourcing of billing & collections a “one time deal”
June 1, 2010 – 6:12 am | 2 Comments
ARMC: Outsourcing of billing & collections a “one time deal”

A total conversion to a new computer systems company has created a log jam in the billing and collections departments at Alpena Regional Medical Center.

City approves another tax abatement for downtown housing
June 1, 2010 – 6:11 am | Comments Off on City approves another tax abatement for downtown housing
City approves another tax abatement for downtown housing

The City of Alpena recently approved a 12-year tax abatement for the rehabilitation of a building that will provide two additional apartments in downtown.

Storms drop hail on Alpena, lightning causes small fire in Atlanta
June 1, 2010 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Storms drop hail on Alpena, lightning causes small fire in Atlanta
Storms drop hail on Alpena, lightning causes small fire in Atlanta

Thunderstorms that raced across Michigan knocked down trees, bringing scattered floods and blacking out at least 43,000 utility customers.

DNRE celebrates 20 days of kayaking & canoeing with local events
June 1, 2010 – 6:09 am | Comments Off on DNRE celebrates 20 days of kayaking & canoeing with local events
DNRE celebrates 20 days of kayaking & canoeing with local events

With four Great Lakes, 11,000 inland lakes, and countless rivers and streams, Michigan offers paddling destinations for all ability levels

Woman taken to hospital following ATV accident in Montmorency Co
June 1, 2010 – 6:06 am | Comments Off on Woman taken to hospital following ATV accident in Montmorency Co
Woman taken to hospital following ATV accident in Montmorency Co

A woman was rushed to the hospital over the weekend, following an ATV accident north of Atlanta.

Domestic assault near Atlanta lands 20 year-old in jail
June 1, 2010 – 6:06 am | Comments Off on Domestic assault near Atlanta lands 20 year-old in jail
Domestic assault near Atlanta lands 20 year-old in jail

An early morning argument in the Atlanta area quickly escalated Monday, and ended with the arrest of a 20 year-old man.

Blood drive at the Alpena Mall
June 1, 2010 – 6:04 am | Comments Off on Blood drive at the Alpena Mall
Blood drive at the Alpena Mall

An American Red Cross blood drive is being held at the Alpena Mall on Thursday.

State gas prices down 4 cents
June 1, 2010 – 6:03 am | Comments Off on State gas prices down 4 cents
State gas prices down 4 cents

Motorists in Michigan are enjoying lower prices at the pump for the third week in a row.

Second Ave. Bridge opening
June 1, 2010 – 6:02 am | Comments Off on Second Ave. Bridge opening
Second Ave. Bridge opening

The Second Avenue Bridge in Alpena will be opened Wednesday, so crews can perform monthly routine maintenance and inspection.

Tawas State Park hosting history-focused event
June 1, 2010 – 6:01 am | Comments Off on Tawas State Park hosting history-focused event
Tawas State Park hosting history-focused event

Many Michigan state parks are hosting history-focused events in the coming months.

US bike route planned for western, upper Mich.
June 1, 2010 – 5:55 am | Comments Off on US bike route planned for western, upper Mich.
US bike route planned for western, upper Mich.

A Michigan transportation official says local planners will determine the path of a national bicycle route proposed to follow much of Lake Michigan’s eastern shore.