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New Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Site Open in Alpena
June 3, 2020 – 9:38 am | Comments Off on New Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Site Open in Alpena
New Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Site Open in Alpena

Alcona Health Center (in collaboration with District Health Department #4 and Alpena County
Emergency Management) is adding a new drive-up testing site to increase capacity for COVID-19
testing in Alpena.
The new testing site is in addition to …

City’s new budget includes small surplus, 5% water/sewer rate increase
June 3, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on City’s new budget includes small surplus, 5% water/sewer rate increase
City’s new budget includes small surplus, 5% water/sewer rate increase

The Alpena Municipal Council Monday night, formally adopted a new general fund budget for the city’s 2020-21 fiscal year that starts July 1.

Number of May flyers low, but moving in right direction
June 3, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Number of May flyers low, but moving in right direction
Number of May flyers low, but moving in right direction

The number of flyers using the Alpena airport in May was down significantly due to the coronavirus pandemic, however there was an increase over April’s numbers.

Montmorency deputies respond to 7 domestic/verbal disputes over week
June 3, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Montmorency deputies respond to 7 domestic/verbal disputes over week
Montmorency deputies respond to 7 domestic/verbal disputes over week

The Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office logged 100 complaints over the week.

Kalamazoo cleans up; not our ‘finest hour,’ chief says
June 3, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Kalamazoo cleans up; not our ‘finest hour,’ chief says
Kalamazoo cleans up; not our ‘finest hour,’ chief says

Police in Kalamazoo say they were outnumbered 50-to-1 before they used tear gas and chemical spray in the wee hours Tuesday to get rid of protesters and stop damage at downtown businesses.

Alpena moves forward with 4th of July fireworks despite opposition/concerns
June 2, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Alpena moves forward with 4th of July fireworks despite opposition/concerns
Alpena moves forward with 4th of July fireworks despite opposition/concerns

Alpena moves forward with 4th of July fireworks despite opposition/concerns

3 new principals likely to greet APS students when classes resume
June 2, 2020 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on 3 new principals likely to greet APS students when classes resume
3 new principals likely to greet APS students when classes resume

Three new building principals will likely greet students of Alpena Public Schools when classes resume in late August.

May weather summary: A little cool & a little dry
June 2, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on May weather summary: A little cool & a little dry
May weather summary: A little cool & a little dry

May temperatures were down slightly across much of northern Michigan, while rain totals were up in many places.

Police still searching for Bolton Ridge Bar & Grill B&E suspects
June 2, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Police still searching for Bolton Ridge Bar & Grill B&E suspects
Police still searching for Bolton Ridge Bar & Grill B&E suspects

Police are still searching for the person or persons who broke into a bar and grill near Posen in mid-January.

MI gas prices hold steady over week
June 2, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on MI gas prices hold steady over week
MI gas prices hold steady over week

The price of gasoline in Michigan didn’t change over the week.

Local jobless rates swell to 19% to 41% amid pandemic
June 1, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Local jobless rates swell to 19% to 41% amid pandemic
Local jobless rates swell to 19% to 41% amid pandemic

Seasonally unadjusted jobless rates jumped significantly in all 17 of Michigan’s major labor market areas and in all 83 counties during April.

Virtual groundbreaking for new $63.5M patient tower at Alpena hospital
June 1, 2020 – 12:36 am | Comments Off on Virtual groundbreaking for new $63.5M patient tower at Alpena hospital
Virtual groundbreaking for new $63.5M patient tower at Alpena hospital

A virtual groundbreaking event is being held Wednesday, to officially kickoff the start of construction of a $63.5 million expansion project at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.