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United Way names new board & campaign leadership
May 21, 2010 – 5:55 am | Comments Off on United Way names new board & campaign leadership
United Way names new board & campaign leadership

The United Way of Northeast Michigan has named new chairpersons for the 2010-11 fundraising campaign.

Winds concern officials fighting Crawford Co. fire
May 21, 2010 – 5:53 am | Comments Off on Winds concern officials fighting Crawford Co. fire
Winds concern officials fighting Crawford Co. fire

Authorities say the wildfire burning in Crawford County is now about 80 percent contained.

Alpena police arrest two in separate incidents of drunk driving
May 21, 2010 – 5:51 am | Comments Off on Alpena police arrest two in separate incidents of drunk driving
Alpena police arrest two in separate incidents of drunk driving

Alpena Police arrested a man and a woman Thursday, following separate incidents of drunk driving.

Safe Boating Week: Alpena Coast Guard offers free inspections
May 21, 2010 – 5:50 am | Comments Off on Safe Boating Week: Alpena Coast Guard offers free inspections
Safe Boating Week: Alpena Coast Guard offers free inspections

National Safe Boating Week kicks off Saturday, and the Alpena Coast Guard is offering free boat inspections to get the safety ball rolling.

Neumann’s plan to sell Club Keno advertisements to support tourism
May 21, 2010 – 5:49 am | Comments Off on Neumann’s plan to sell Club Keno advertisements to support tourism
Neumann’s plan to sell Club Keno advertisements to support tourism

State Representative Andy Neumann has a plan to generate additional funding for the “Pure Michigan” tourism campaign.

Furloughs might be avoided in Michigan budget fix
May 21, 2010 – 5:48 am | Comments Off on Furloughs might be avoided in Michigan budget fix
Furloughs might be avoided in Michigan budget fix

Legislative leaders say they would prefer to avoid furloughs of state employees as they try to balance Michigan’s state government budget.

County employees may be required to wear I.D. badges
May 20, 2010 – 11:00 am | Comments Off on County employees may be required to wear I.D. badges
County employees may be required to wear I.D. badges

The Alpena County Finance Committee would like to see all county employees wear identification badges.

Fire sweeps through downtown Gaylord
May 20, 2010 – 4:05 am | Comments Off on Fire sweeps through downtown Gaylord
Fire sweeps through downtown Gaylord

At least seven businesses in Gaylord were destroyed or damaged by a fire Wednesday night, that swept through a portion of the downtown area.

Crawford Co fire update: 12 homes consumed, 39 out-buildings destroyed or damaged
May 20, 2010 – 4:00 am | Comments Off on Crawford Co fire update: 12 homes consumed, 39 out-buildings destroyed or damaged
Crawford Co fire update: 12 homes consumed, 39 out-buildings destroyed or damaged

The Meridian Boundary Fire in South Branch Township has consumed at least 12 residences and damaged two others.

Alpena 4-H and fair board reach agreement…again
May 20, 2010 – 3:56 am | Comments Off on Alpena 4-H and fair board reach agreement…again
Alpena 4-H and fair board reach agreement…again

The Alpena County 4-H Club and the fair board have reached an agreement, for the second time, for kids to show and sell their animals prior to the start of the traditional fair.

Tri-Township EMS helps evacuate nursing home in path of wildfire
May 20, 2010 – 3:54 am | Comments Off on Tri-Township EMS helps evacuate nursing home in path of wildfire
Tri-Township EMS helps evacuate nursing home in path of wildfire

Tri-Township EMS crews in Atlanta was called in Tuesday night, to help evacuate residents of a nursing home that were threatened by the raging wildfire in Crawford County.

Governor signs pension bill – APS opens retirement window day early
May 20, 2010 – 3:52 am | 6 Comments
Governor signs pension bill – APS opens retirement window day early

Governor Jennifer Granholm has signed school pension reform legislation she says will save more than $3 billion for districts over the next decade.