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Detroit’s 58 Halloween weekend fires up from 2009
November 1, 2010 – 5:51 am | Comments Off on Detroit’s 58 Halloween weekend fires up from 2009
Detroit’s 58 Halloween weekend fires up from 2009

Detroit reports 58 fires during the first two days of the three-day Halloween anti-arson watch period officials call Angels’ Night.

Poll: MI voters like tourism, movie promotions
November 1, 2010 – 5:49 am | Comments Off on Poll: MI voters like tourism, movie promotions
Poll: MI voters like tourism, movie promotions

A poll of likely Michigan voters shows strong support for two state economic development programs – the Pure Michigan ad campaign and the moviemaking tax credit.

4-H won’t change date of youth expo to coincide with fair
October 29, 2010 – 6:29 am | Comments Off on 4-H won’t change date of youth expo to coincide with fair
4-H won’t change date of youth expo to coincide with fair

A decision not to hold the 4-H youth expo and animal sale in conjunction with the Alpena County Fair will likely hurt kids the most.

County’s insurance to go up $184K in 2011
October 29, 2010 – 6:26 am | Comments Off on County’s insurance to go up $184K in 2011
County’s insurance to go up $184K in 2011

When Alpena County Commissioners sit down to hammer out a new fiscal year budget, they’ll have to add $184,000 to the line item for employee insurance coverage.

Alpena airport passes inspection with “flying” colors
October 29, 2010 – 6:22 am | Comments Off on Alpena airport passes inspection with “flying” colors
Alpena airport passes inspection with “flying” colors

Alpena County Regional Airport recently aced a safety certification inspection.

Sept. unemployment drops in NE MI
October 29, 2010 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on Sept. unemployment drops in NE MI
Sept. unemployment drops in NE MI

Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates declined in 15 of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in September.

Utility crews work into weekend to restore power to NE MI
October 29, 2010 – 6:18 am | Comments Off on Utility crews work into weekend to restore power to NE MI
Utility crews work into weekend to restore power to NE MI

It could be days before all customers of Presque Isle Electric and Gas have service restored.

Alpena chamber joins others in opposition of Prop 1
October 29, 2010 – 6:16 am | Comments Off on Alpena chamber joins others in opposition of Prop 1
Alpena chamber joins others in opposition of Prop 1

The Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce has joined their partners in the Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance to oppose Proposal 1, an issue on the statewide November ballot.

Salvation Army accepting apps for Christmas assistance
October 29, 2010 – 6:14 am | Comments Off on Salvation Army accepting apps for Christmas assistance
Salvation Army accepting apps for Christmas assistance

The Salvation Army of Alpena will begin accepting applications next week, for residents in need of assistance over the holidays.

Trick or Treat hours – glow stick giveaway
October 29, 2010 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Trick or Treat hours – glow stick giveaway
Trick or Treat hours – glow stick giveaway

Every little trick-or treater wants to come home with a bag full of Halloween candy, but more important than the “loot” is keeping the little ones safe.

City closes marina facilities for season
October 29, 2010 – 5:45 am | Comments Off on City closes marina facilities for season
City closes marina facilities for season

It’s the end of the season for the City of Alpena’s downtown marina.

MI’s new drunk driving law takes effect Sunday
October 29, 2010 – 5:40 am | Comments Off on MI’s new drunk driving law takes effect Sunday
MI’s new drunk driving law takes effect Sunday

Michigan’s new high blood alcohol content (BAC) drunk driving law takes effect Sunday.