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Snyder to release proposed budget Feb. 17
February 1, 2011 – 5:48 am | Comments Off on Snyder to release proposed budget Feb. 17
Snyder to release proposed budget Feb. 17

Governor Rick Snyder says he’ll put out his budget plan on February 17.

Item-pricing bill up for debate in Michigan House
February 1, 2011 – 5:46 am | Comments Off on Item-pricing bill up for debate in Michigan House
Item-pricing bill up for debate in Michigan House

Michigan lawmakers are ready to start the formal debate over repealing the state’s unique law requiring individual price tags on most retail items.

RN’s at ARMC agree to new 4-year contract
January 31, 2011 – 5:01 pm | Comments Off on RN’s at ARMC agree to new 4-year contract
RN’s at ARMC agree to new 4-year contract

Alpena Regional Medical center and its registered nurses (RN’s) have successfully negotiated a new 4-year contract.

Lewiston man killed in crash
January 31, 2011 – 6:31 am | Comments Off on Lewiston man killed in crash
Lewiston man killed in crash

Alcohol is thought to be a factor in a single-vehicle accident Sunday, that killed a 48 year-old Lewiston man.

New software for APS business & human resources depts. would be costly
January 31, 2011 – 6:30 am | Comments Off on New software for APS business & human resources depts. would be costly
New software for APS business & human resources depts. would be costly

Replacing the computer software programs within the human resources and business departments at Alpena Public Schools will be an enormous undertaking.

Parts of MI, Midwest brace for massive winter storm
January 31, 2011 – 6:27 am | Comments Off on Parts of MI, Midwest brace for massive winter storm
Parts of MI, Midwest brace for massive winter storm

A massive winter storm is expected to blanket the Plains and Midwest with snow and ice this week.

City awards mechanical maintenance contract
January 31, 2011 – 6:26 am | Comments Off on City awards mechanical maintenance contract
City awards mechanical maintenance contract

The City of Alpena has awarded a 5-year contract for mechanical maintenance services at the public works service center.

Man sentenced in Cheboygan on child sex charge
January 31, 2011 – 6:24 am | Comments Off on Man sentenced in Cheboygan on child sex charge
Man sentenced in Cheboygan on child sex charge

A Mackinaw City man is headed to prison for having sexual relations with a minor child.

Auto service scammer charged in Alpena
January 31, 2011 – 6:23 am | Comments Off on Auto service scammer charged in Alpena
Auto service scammer charged in Alpena

The charges are mounting against a downstate man who tried to rip off automotive service business across Northeast Lower Michigan.

Fire alarm saves home from going up in flames
January 31, 2011 – 6:03 am | Comments Off on Fire alarm saves home from going up in flames
Fire alarm saves home from going up in flames

A residential fire alarm may have helped save an Alpena home from going up in flames Sunday.

WERTZ Warriors make their away across N. MI
January 31, 2011 – 6:02 am | Comments Off on WERTZ Warriors make their away across N. MI
WERTZ Warriors make their away across N. MI

The Wertz Warriors will be riding across Northern Michigan this week, as part of their annual snowmobile endurance ride to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan athletes.

Blood drive in Lewiston
January 31, 2011 – 6:01 am | Comments Off on Blood drive in Lewiston
Blood drive in Lewiston

A new Michigan law allows 16 year-olds to donate blood with the permission of a parent or guardian.