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County may be witness against City of Alpena in tax tribunal case
August 20, 2010 – 6:31 am | Comments Off on County may be witness against City of Alpena in tax tribunal case
County may be witness against City of Alpena in tax tribunal case

The City of Alpena will be going before the Michigan Tax Tribunal in September, to see if a property issue can be resolved that dates back to 2001.

Atlanta & Hillman students struggle on MME’s
August 20, 2010 – 6:28 am | Comments Off on Atlanta & Hillman students struggle on MME’s
Atlanta & Hillman students struggle on MME’s

The rigorous state high school graduation requirements signed into Michigan law four years ago are paying off with higher test scores.

No complaints on assessments for Commercial & Merchant streets
August 20, 2010 – 6:20 am | Comments Off on No complaints on assessments for Commercial & Merchant streets
No complaints on assessments for Commercial & Merchant streets

No residents showed up Monday night for a public hearing to dispute a special assessment on upgrades to Commercial and Merchant streets in the City of Alpena.

APS spends $22K on copy paper
August 20, 2010 – 6:04 am | Comments Off on APS spends $22K on copy paper
APS spends $22K on copy paper

Alpena Public Schools is purchasing 8,400 reams of copy paper for the 2010-11 school year.

Oscoda entrepreneur runs to encourage small business owners
August 20, 2010 – 6:03 am | Comments Off on Oscoda entrepreneur runs to encourage small business owners
Oscoda entrepreneur runs to encourage small business owners

In an effort to keep the entrepreneurial fires burning in Michigan’s small business owners, an Oscoda man is running 1,000 miles, visiting 200 communities across the state.

Swans in Alpena not part of DNRE survey
August 20, 2010 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Swans in Alpena not part of DNRE survey
Swans in Alpena not part of DNRE survey

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DNRE) is asking the public to report any observations of trumpeter swans.

Yellow Jug Old Drugs program to expand state-wide
August 20, 2010 – 5:55 am | Comments Off on Yellow Jug Old Drugs program to expand state-wide
Yellow Jug Old Drugs program to expand state-wide

A program that started in northeast lower Michigan as a way to properly dispose of unused, unwanted and expired drugs is expanding state-wide.

City moves brush pickup schedule to next week
August 20, 2010 – 5:54 am | Comments Off on City moves brush pickup schedule to next week
City moves brush pickup schedule to next week

Weekend warriors in the City of Alpena don’t have to wait until fall to have their yard waste picked up.
The city has moved the October curbside pickup dates to next week, Monday through Thursday.  A …

Michigan bill would ban medical marijuana clubs
August 20, 2010 – 5:53 am | Comments Off on Michigan bill would ban medical marijuana clubs
Michigan bill would ban medical marijuana clubs

Legislation headed for the Michigan House seeks to ban marijuana clubs that have opened since voters approved use of the drug for medical purposes in 2008.

Granholm celebrates clean energy project in Alpena
August 19, 2010 – 5:26 pm | Comments Off on Granholm celebrates clean energy project in Alpena
Granholm celebrates clean energy project in Alpena

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm Thursday, joined company and local officials in Alpena to celebrate the launch of American Process Incorporated’s (API) waste-to-cellulosic ethanol clean energy project.

Advisory committee to set rules for youth and rec millage
August 19, 2010 – 6:16 am | Comments Off on Advisory committee to set rules for youth and rec millage
Advisory committee to set rules for youth and rec millage

The groundwork has begun to determine how funds will be distributed from the youth and recreation millage passed by Alpena County voters on August 3.

County-State debate costs to maintain DHS building
August 19, 2010 – 6:14 am | Comments Off on County-State debate costs to maintain DHS building
County-State debate costs to maintain DHS building

Alpena County and the State of Michigan are debating costs associated with maintaining the Department of Human Services (DHS) building, located behind the county annex building.