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City receives Tree City USA designation for 20th time
April 10, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on City receives Tree City USA designation for 20th time
City receives Tree City USA designation for 20th time

The City of Alpena has been named a Tree City USA community for the 20th consecutive year for its commitment to community forestry.

Purina recalls Muse canned cat food due to rubber pieces
April 10, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Purina recalls Muse canned cat food due to rubber pieces
Purina recalls Muse canned cat food due to rubber pieces

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Muse wet cat food in three-ounce cans because it could contain rubber pieces that are translucent yellow with a blue backing.

Michigan Senate backs tougher sentences for child abusers
April 10, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Michigan Senate backs tougher sentences for child abusers
Michigan Senate backs tougher sentences for child abusers

Legislation advancing in Michigan would prescribe longer sentences for certain repeat child abusers.

Oil & gas lease rights auction in Alpena & 8 other counties
April 9, 2019 – 12:54 am | Comments Off on Oil & gas lease rights auction in Alpena & 8 other counties
Oil & gas lease rights auction in Alpena & 8 other counties

The director of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is expected to approve the parameters of an auction for oil and gas lease rights that encompasses nine counties when the Natural Resources Commission meets Thursday.

Countywide Clean-Up & electronics recycling days
April 9, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on Countywide Clean-Up & electronics recycling days
Countywide Clean-Up & electronics recycling days

The Alpena County Recycling Board and the Resource Recovery Facility are hosting an annual electronics recycling day in April and an annual countywide clean-up day the following weekend.

Montmorency deputies respond to domestic disturbances
April 9, 2019 – 12:35 am | Comments Off on Montmorency deputies respond to domestic disturbances
Montmorency deputies respond to domestic disturbances

The Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office says at least four of the 104 calls for service last week were for domestic disturbances.

Friends Together fundraiser at Big Boy tonight
April 9, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on Friends Together fundraiser at Big Boy tonight
Friends Together fundraiser at Big Boy tonight

Staff from Friends Together and volunteers will be serving up more than just support for cancer patients Tuesday.

2020 Youth & Rec grant apps workshop
April 9, 2019 – 12:20 am | Comments Off on 2020 Youth & Rec grant apps workshop
2020 Youth & Rec grant apps workshop

A workshop is being held Wednesday, for groups who are applying for a grant through the Alpena County Youth and Recreation Millage.

MI gas prices keep climbing
April 9, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on MI gas prices keep climbing
MI gas prices keep climbing

Gas prices in Michigan continue to climb and were up on average by 3 cents a gallon over the week.

Measles up to 41 cases; Washtenaw Co. added to list
April 9, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Measles up to 41 cases; Washtenaw Co. added to list
Measles up to 41 cases; Washtenaw Co. added to list

The number of measles cases in Michigan has reached 41, including the first reported in Washtenaw County.

Inspections show deterioration of US-funded housing for poor
April 9, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Inspections show deterioration of US-funded housing for poor
Inspections show deterioration of US-funded housing for poor

Living conditions are deteriorating in taxpayer-funded apartments for the poor, but landlords can still count on payments from the federal government.

Volunteers needed to guard against sturgeon poachers in Cheboygan
April 8, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Volunteers needed to guard against sturgeon poachers in Cheboygan
Volunteers needed to guard against sturgeon poachers in Cheboygan

The Black Lake Chapter of Sturgeon for Tomorrow in Cheboygan County is seeking volunteers to join an effort to help protect lake sturgeon from illegal harvest during the annual spawning run.