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Talks begin on possible new millage for Alpena Public Schools
November 5, 2019 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Talks begin on possible new millage for Alpena Public Schools
Talks begin on possible new millage for Alpena Public Schools

Preliminary discussions have begun on a possible new millage request from Alpena Public Schools, which needs money to replace old and failing boilers and roofs and other building improvements.

City nearing completion of contract talks with new manager
November 5, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on City nearing completion of contract talks with new manager
City nearing completion of contract talks with new manager

The City of Alpena is nearing the end of contract negotiations with its new manager candidate.

1 dead 1 seriously hurt following crash on icy road in Cheboygan Co.
November 5, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on 1 dead 1 seriously hurt following crash on icy road in Cheboygan Co.
1 dead 1 seriously hurt following crash on icy road in Cheboygan Co.

One person was killed and another was seriously injured after two vehicles collided on an icy roadway in Cheboygan County over the weekend.

19 year-old to prison for break in on Miller St.
November 5, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on 19 year-old to prison for break in on Miller St.
19 year-old to prison for break in on Miller St.

A 19 year-old Alpena man is headed to prison for at least two years for breaking into an apartment and assaulting the renter and her dog.

Coffee with a Cop on Thursday
November 5, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Coffee with a Cop on Thursday
Coffee with a Cop on Thursday

The Michigan State Police Alpena Post and other law enforcement agencies in the area are inviting the community to another Coffee with a Cop event on Thursday.

Michigan buys northern land with lake in state’s elk range
November 5, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Michigan buys northern land with lake in state’s elk range
Michigan buys northern land with lake in state’s elk range

The state of Michigan now owns a large, long-sought piece of northern property boasting a lake, forests and rare species that’s in the range of the state’s elk herd.

MI gas down 10 cents, local prices jump up 29 cents
November 5, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on MI gas down 10 cents, local prices jump up 29 cents
MI gas down 10 cents, local prices jump up 29 cents

Gas prices in Michigan continued to fall last week, although it appears that trend has ended, at least in some parts of the state.

UPDATE: ReStore fire extinguished around 6:30 p.m.
November 4, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on UPDATE: ReStore fire extinguished around 6:30 p.m.
UPDATE: ReStore fire extinguished around 6:30 p.m.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Alpena went up in flames early Sunday morning and continued to burn into the evening hours. 

APS kids to participate in poverty simulation event
November 4, 2019 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on APS kids to participate in poverty simulation event
APS kids to participate in poverty simulation event

Alpena Public Schools is using a grant to cover the cost of a training exercise on poverty.

Head of Cheboygan chamber receives award
November 4, 2019 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on Head of Cheboygan chamber receives award
Head of Cheboygan chamber receives award

The executive director of the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce has received the 2019 Michigan Chamber Professional award from the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals.

Weekend fire on River St. started by smoldering ashtray
November 4, 2019 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Weekend fire on River St. started by smoldering ashtray
Weekend fire on River St. started by smoldering ashtray

A weekend fire in Alpena was caused by something smoldering in an ashtray that was emptied into a trash can.

Christmas assistance sign-up starts Monday
November 4, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Christmas assistance sign-up starts Monday
Christmas assistance sign-up starts Monday

Residents of Alpena County who need a little extra help this Christmas season, can sign up for assistance through the Salvation Army.