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City council candidates to appear at public forum tonight
October 23, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on City council candidates to appear at public forum tonight
City council candidates to appear at public forum tonight

Residents have an opportunity Wednesday night, to learn more about the three candidates vying for two seats on the Alpena Municipal Council.

Halloween events in downtown Friday
October 23, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Halloween events in downtown Friday
Halloween events in downtown Friday

A number of Halloween events for trick or treaters are being held in downtown Alpena Friday.

Write-in candidates for city council must file by 4 p.m. Friday
October 23, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Write-in candidates for city council must file by 4 p.m. Friday
Write-in candidates for city council must file by 4 p.m. Friday

Write-in candidates for two seats on the Alpena Municipal Council have until Friday at 4 p.m. to file the proper paperwork.

Section of Ripley Blvd. to be closed for a couple of days for utility work
October 23, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Section of Ripley Blvd. to be closed for a couple of days for utility work
Section of Ripley Blvd. to be closed for a couple of days for utility work

A busy section of Ripley Boulevard will be closed to all through traffic for a couple of days, while crews for the City of Alpena complete utility repairs.

Search continues for Detroit-area woman in northern Michigan
October 23, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Search continues for Detroit-area woman in northern Michigan
Search continues for Detroit-area woman in northern Michigan

Police turned to a drone and dogs to try to solve the disappearance of a Detroit-area woman in northern Michigan, but the latest search didn’t result in any new findings.

Michigan Senate OKs address confidentiality for victims
October 23, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Michigan Senate OKs address confidentiality for victims
Michigan Senate OKs address confidentiality for victims

Bills advancing in Michigan’s Legislature would create an address confidentiality program to protect victims of domestic violence and stalking.

Blood guacamole: In Mexico, avocados bring income, cartels
October 23, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Blood guacamole: In Mexico, avocados bring income, cartels
Blood guacamole: In Mexico, avocados bring income, cartels

Violence is increasingly threatening the avocado boom that has drawn parts of western Mexico out of poverty in just 10 years.

$1 million improvement plan unveiled for Bay View Park
October 22, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on $1 million improvement plan unveiled for Bay View Park
$1 million improvement plan unveiled for Bay View Park

A more expansive improvement plan for Alpena’s Bay View Park was unveiled during a city council meeting Monday evening.

Alpena man insane at time of vicious attack on 63 year-old mother
October 22, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Alpena man insane at time of vicious attack on 63 year-old mother
Alpena man insane at time of vicious attack on 63 year-old mother

The Michigan Center for Forensic Psychiatry has determined an Alpena man was insane when he viciously attacked his 63 year-old mother.

Hospice to host ‘Grief 101’ workshop tonight
October 22, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on Hospice to host ‘Grief 101’ workshop tonight
Hospice to host ‘Grief 101’ workshop tonight

A free educational workshop will be held in Alpena Tuesday, which will provide attendees dealing with the loss of a loved one important resources and information for the grieving process.

Residents file 92 complaints with Montmorency Sheriff’s Office
October 22, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Residents file 92 complaints with Montmorency Sheriff’s Office
Residents file 92 complaints with Montmorency Sheriff’s Office

A total of 92 complaints were filed with the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office over the week.

MI gas prices up 7 cents over week
October 22, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on MI gas prices up 7 cents over week
MI gas prices up 7 cents over week

The price of gasoline in Michigan jumped up quickly last week, before slowly falling down.