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Critics raise concerns about Michigan’s gambling blacklist
April 1, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Critics raise concerns about Michigan’s gambling blacklist
Critics raise concerns about Michigan’s gambling blacklist

Critics are questioning whether Michigan’s voluntary gambling blacklist is an effective way to prevent problematic betting since many Detroit casinos aren’t able to effectively screen banned gamblers.

LARA issues stipulation nullifying cease & desist order to Rourke Builders in Oscoda
March 30, 2019 – 9:35 am | Comments Off on LARA issues stipulation nullifying cease & desist order to Rourke Builders in Oscoda
LARA issues stipulation nullifying cease & desist order to Rourke Builders in Oscoda

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has nullified a Cease and Desist order that was issued to Rourke Builders in Oscoda on March 19.

Hale man dies in fatal fire southeast of Glennie
March 29, 2019 – 3:30 pm | Comments Off on Hale man dies in fatal fire southeast of Glennie
Hale man dies in fatal fire southeast of Glennie

A 34 year-old Hale man died early Friday morning, following a house fire in Plainfield Township.

City Hall closed due to small mercury spill
March 29, 2019 – 3:18 pm | Comments Off on City Hall closed due to small mercury spill
City Hall closed due to small mercury spill

Alpena City Hall was cleared of employees and closed down Friday afternoon, following a mercury spill.

Stamas disappointed with AG’s over Enbridge tunnel project
March 29, 2019 – 3:00 pm | Comments Off on Stamas disappointed with AG’s over Enbridge tunnel project
Stamas disappointed with AG’s over Enbridge tunnel project

Senator Jim Stamas says he is disappointed and frustrated that Attorney General Dana Nessel is unwilling or unable to follow the Michigan Constitution or law.

NE Michigan enjoys largest Feb. jobless rate decline
March 29, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on NE Michigan enjoys largest Feb. jobless rate decline
NE Michigan enjoys largest Feb. jobless rate decline

Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates decreased in February, in all of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas.

Slow start to the building season
March 29, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Slow start to the building season
Slow start to the building season

The building season in the City of Alpena has started out a little slow in 2019, which is not much of a surprise considering the extreme weather conditions this winter.

Two firefighters hurt in laundromat fire
March 29, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Two firefighters hurt in laundromat fire
Two firefighters hurt in laundromat fire

Two firefighters needed to be taken to the hospital Thursday night, as Alpena crews battled a blaze at Clark’s Laundromat for nearly six hours.

Driver jailed after crashing half-mile from home
March 29, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on Driver jailed after crashing half-mile from home
Driver jailed after crashing half-mile from home

A 47 year-old man was taken to the hospital and then to jail following a single-vehicle rollover accident on Long Rapids Road Thursday.

Alcona deputies respond to calls for suicide, assault & larceny
March 29, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies respond to calls for suicide, assault & larceny
Alcona deputies respond to calls for suicide, assault & larceny

Deputies with the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office responded to some serious calls for help over the week, including a suicidal person, assault and battery and larceny.

Celebrate Women’s History Month at Alpena library
March 29, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Celebrate Women’s History Month at Alpena library
Celebrate Women’s History Month at Alpena library

A special event is being held at the library in downtown Alpena this weekend, to celebrate Women’s History Month in March.

Enbridge criticizes Michigan pipeline opinion
March 29, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Enbridge criticizes Michigan pipeline opinion
Enbridge criticizes Michigan pipeline opinion

Canadian pipeline company Enbridge says it’s “surprised and disappointed” by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s finding that a law authorizing construction of an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the waterway linking Lakes Huron and Michigan is unconstitutional.