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Alpena Biorefinery, Inc producing wood molasses
January 8, 2020 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Alpena Biorefinery, Inc producing wood molasses
Alpena Biorefinery, Inc producing wood molasses

For the past nearly four years, Alpena Biorefinery, Inc. has been producing wood molasses which is sold to large livestock feed companies as binder for cattle feed pellets.

MDOT to spend $289K to repair shoreline slope north of Rogers City
January 8, 2020 – 12:32 am | Comments Off on MDOT to spend $289K to repair shoreline slope north of Rogers City
MDOT to spend $289K to repair shoreline slope north of Rogers City

The Michigan Department of Transportation is spending $289,000 to repair shoreline slope between Lake Huron and the Huron Sunrise Trail along US-23, approximately three miles north of Rogers City.

Deputies respond to slippery roads, domestic issues & stranded snowmobiler
January 8, 2020 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Deputies respond to slippery roads, domestic issues & stranded snowmobiler
Deputies respond to slippery roads, domestic issues & stranded snowmobiler

The Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office was busy last week, responding to 128 calls for help.

Hearing set for Michigan man in grisly slaying, mutilation
January 8, 2020 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Hearing set for Michigan man in grisly slaying, mutilation
Hearing set for Michigan man in grisly slaying, mutilation

A 50 year-old mid-Michigan man is due in court in the slaying and mutilation of a man he met online.

What did we do on holiday break? A toilet paper pyramid
January 8, 2020 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on What did we do on holiday break? A toilet paper pyramid
What did we do on holiday break? A toilet paper pyramid

It’s not what the Egyptians had in mind but it worked: A group of Michigan high school students made a pyramid out of toilet paper — more than 27,000 rolls.

Ballot drive to bar LGBTQ discrimination begins in Michigan
January 8, 2020 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Ballot drive to bar LGBTQ discrimination begins in Michigan
Ballot drive to bar LGBTQ discrimination begins in Michigan

A group is launching a 2020 ballot initiative to expand Michigan’s civil rights law to include anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people.

Krawczak leaving chamber after 12.5 years
January 7, 2020 – 12:15 pm | Comments Off on Krawczak leaving chamber after 12.5 years
Krawczak leaving chamber after 12.5 years

The head of the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce is stepping down.

City budget returns to positive figures after year in red
January 7, 2020 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on City budget returns to positive figures after year in red
City budget returns to positive figures after year in red

The City of Alpena’s general fund budget returned to positive figures for the fiscal year 2018-19, following a year in the red.

Alpena airport: Highest number of flyers since 2014
January 7, 2020 – 12:44 am | Comments Off on Alpena airport: Highest number of flyers since 2014
Alpena airport: Highest number of flyers since 2014

Alpena County Regional Airport is celebrating its most successful year since 2014.

Mahler takes over economic development role for Alpena chamber
January 7, 2020 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on Mahler takes over economic development role for Alpena chamber
Mahler takes over economic development role for Alpena chamber

In the end, the Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce did not need to go far to find a new director of economic development.

Councilmen sworn in, Johnson remains Mayor Pro-Tem
January 7, 2020 – 12:30 am | Comments Off on Councilmen sworn in, Johnson remains Mayor Pro-Tem
Councilmen sworn in, Johnson remains Mayor Pro-Tem

The Alpena Municipal Council met for the first time in 2020 Monday, and took care of some routine business.

DPI shooter reaches deal, apologizes for firing shots
January 7, 2020 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on DPI shooter reaches deal, apologizes for firing shots
DPI shooter reaches deal, apologizes for firing shots

The man who fired gun shots at the Decorative Panels International (DPI) plant in Alpena has accepted a settlement agreement and apologized for his actions.