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Council approves long-term abatement for downtown apartments project
June 5, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Council approves long-term abatement for downtown apartments project
Council approves long-term abatement for downtown apartments project

A long-term tax abatement has been approved for another project that will add five apartments to downtown Alpena.

United Way of NE MI to hold 65th annual meeting
June 5, 2020 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on United Way of NE MI to hold 65th annual meeting
United Way of NE MI to hold 65th annual meeting

The 65th annual meeting of the United Way of Northeast Michigan will be held Tuesday. 

Alcona deputies investigate lost person, burglary, sex assault & more
June 5, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies investigate lost person, burglary, sex assault & more
Alcona deputies investigate lost person, burglary, sex assault & more

A number of serious complaints were filed with the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office last week, including a missing person, sexual assault and burglary.

Alpena to begin accepting RX marijuana business apps this month
June 4, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Alpena to begin accepting RX marijuana business apps this month
Alpena to begin accepting RX marijuana business apps this month

The city of Alpena will begin accepting applications for various types of medical marijuana businesses this month.

APS hands out awards to top performing CTE students
June 4, 2020 – 12:40 am | Comments Off on APS hands out awards to top performing CTE students
APS hands out awards to top performing CTE students

Over 700 students enrolled in Career & Technical Education programs at Alpena High School this past school year, and the best of the best recently received certificates denoting their success.

Alcona Co. Fair cancelled due to COVID-19
June 4, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Alcona Co. Fair cancelled due to COVID-19
Alcona Co. Fair cancelled due to COVID-19

Another popular summertime fair has been cancelled amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Onaway teacher to represent NE MI on new “COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council”
June 4, 2020 – 12:10 am | Comments Off on Onaway teacher to represent NE MI on new “COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council”
Onaway teacher to represent NE MI on new “COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council”

A teacher from Onaway will represent northeast Michigan on a newly created “COVID-19 Return to School Advisory Council.”

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.