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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.

Alpena teachers to vote on another contract offer
August 19, 2010 – 6:13 am | Comments Off on Alpena teachers to vote on another contract offer
Alpena teachers to vote on another contract offer

Alpena Public Schools teachers will be voting on another new contract offer, exactly one-year after their previous agreement expired.

Fiber optic cut knocks out phone service & more
August 19, 2010 – 6:10 am | Comments Off on Fiber optic cut knocks out phone service & more
Fiber optic cut knocks out phone service & more

A fiber optic cable was cut near Gaylord Wednesday afternoon, knocking out phone, internet and other communication services across a wide area of northeast lower Michigan.

City to review use of parks & Culligan Plaza
August 19, 2010 – 6:07 am | Comments Off on City to review use of parks & Culligan Plaza
City to review use of parks & Culligan Plaza

The City of Alpena is reviewing its policies for park use to simplify the rules and determine if it is fair for all user groups.

APS Agri-Science program captures regional award
August 19, 2010 – 6:06 am | Comments Off on APS Agri-Science program captures regional award
APS Agri-Science program captures regional award

The Agri-Science program at Alpena High School has received a regional award that spans six states.

Alpena Police Department celebrates birthday
August 19, 2010 – 6:04 am | Comments Off on Alpena Police Department celebrates birthday
Alpena Police Department celebrates birthday

The Alpena Police Department is celebrating its 137th birthday Friday.

20 northern MI counties to benefit from $70M fiber optic grant
August 19, 2010 – 6:03 am | Comments Off on 20 northern MI counties to benefit from $70M fiber optic grant
20 northern MI counties to benefit from $70M fiber optic grant

Twenty northern Michigan counties are benefiting from a $69.6 million grant to extend a statewide fiber-optic network to underserved counties.

Michigan July jobless rate drops again; now 13.1%
August 19, 2010 – 6:02 am | Comments Off on Michigan July jobless rate drops again; now 13.1%
Michigan July jobless rate drops again; now 13.1%

Michigan’s unemployment rate has continued its downward trend, dropping a tenth of a percent to 13.1 percent in the latest monthly figures.

Flags lowered for Lansing-area soldier
August 19, 2010 – 6:01 am | Comments Off on Flags lowered for Lansing-area soldier
Flags lowered for Lansing-area soldier

Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm has ordered U.S. flags statewide lowered in honor of Army Pfc. Bradley D. Rappuhn of Grand Ledge, who was killed in Afghanistan.

Granholm details new plan to balance budgets
August 19, 2010 – 6:00 am | Comments Off on Granholm details new plan to balance budgets
Granholm details new plan to balance budgets

Governor Jennifer Granholm proposes a tax amnesty and a 3 percent spending cut for state agencies to help erase deficits topping $780 million in Michigan’s state budgets.

Government may buy Standish prison for fed inmates
August 19, 2010 – 5:55 am | Comments Off on Government may buy Standish prison for fed inmates
Government may buy Standish prison for fed inmates

A state prison that closed last year may end up housing federal inmates.

Ultimate northern Lake Huron excursion includes overnight stay in Alpena
August 18, 2010 – 4:56 pm | Comments Off on Ultimate northern Lake Huron excursion includes overnight stay in Alpena
Ultimate northern Lake Huron excursion includes overnight stay in Alpena

The Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA) is sponsoring what it calls the ultimate northern Lake Huron Excursion, with an overnight stay in Alpena.