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New legislation includes land acquisition grants in NE Michigan
May 17, 2019 – 12:54 am | Comments Off on New legislation includes land acquisition grants in NE Michigan
New legislation includes land acquisition grants in NE Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation creating more opportunities for outdoor recreation by authorizing $26 million in Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund grants.

People rest, defense calls first witness in Skaluba case
May 17, 2019 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on People rest, defense calls first witness in Skaluba case
People rest, defense calls first witness in Skaluba case

The People have rested and the defense called its first witness Thursday afternoon, in the trial of 22 year-old Nicholas Skaluba of Alpena, who stands accused of sexually assaulting two teens at separate summer parties in 2016.

Thunder Bay Jr. High earns wellness award
May 17, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on Thunder Bay Jr. High earns wellness award
Thunder Bay Jr. High earns wellness award

A school in northeast Michigan has received a wellness award for fostering healthy eating, physical activity habits and tobacco-free lifestyles.

Alpena Art Walks return to downtown
May 17, 2019 – 12:34 am | Comments Off on Alpena Art Walks return to downtown
Alpena Art Walks return to downtown

Alpena Art Walks are returning to the downtown area for a third consecutive year.

Genshaw Rd. water main repair to cost over $65K
May 17, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Genshaw Rd. water main repair to cost over $65K
Genshaw Rd. water main repair to cost over $65K

It will cost over $65,000 to repair a water main break on Genshaw Road, and that’s down from an original estimate of nearly $84,000.

MSP: Weekly stats
May 17, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on MSP: Weekly stats
MSP: Weekly stats

Residents of northeast Michigan placed 76 calls for service to the Michigan State Police post in Alpena over the week.

Thunder Bay Theatre garage sale Saturday
May 17, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Thunder Bay Theatre garage sale Saturday
Thunder Bay Theatre garage sale Saturday

The Thunder Bay Theatre in Alpena is holding a garage sale Saturday, to sell off costumes, props, and set pieces that are no longer needed.

Girls on the Run Sunrise Side Color Me Awesome 5K in Rogers City
May 17, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Girls on the Run Sunrise Side Color Me Awesome 5K in Rogers City
Girls on the Run Sunrise Side Color Me Awesome 5K in Rogers City

Girls on the Run Sunrise Side is hosting another fun-filled Color Me Awesome 5K run/walk in Rogers City Saturday.

Whitmer opposes “zero” medical coverage option for drivers
May 17, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Whitmer opposes “zero” medical coverage option for drivers
Whitmer opposes “zero” medical coverage option for drivers

Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she opposes Republicans’ proposal to let people fully opt out of mandatory medical benefits covered by their auto insurance premiums.

Oscoda airport gets $4.9 million grant to renovate apron
May 16, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Oscoda airport gets $4.9 million grant to renovate apron
Oscoda airport gets $4.9 million grant to renovate apron

The U.S. Transportation Department is awarding $779 million in supplemental funding for infrastructure grants to 127 airports in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

Eight more witnesses testify in Skaluba case, Including Dawson & Hein
May 16, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on Eight more witnesses testify in Skaluba case, Including Dawson & Hein
Eight more witnesses testify in Skaluba case, Including Dawson & Hein

Eight more witnesses testified on behalf of the prosecution Wednesday, on day three of the trial of the People versus Nicholas Skaluba of Alpena.

UPDATE: DPI shooter identified & charged
May 16, 2019 – 12:35 am | Comments Off on UPDATE: DPI shooter identified & charged
UPDATE: DPI shooter identified & charged

The man who allegedly fired gunshots at employees of Decorative Panels International (DPI) Sunday, has been arraigned.