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City closes out grant for improvements to former Owl restaurant & Alpena Furniture
May 16, 2019 – 12:28 am | Comments Off on City closes out grant for improvements to former Owl restaurant & Alpena Furniture
City closes out grant for improvements to former Owl restaurant & Alpena Furniture

The City of Alpena is in the process of closing out a state grant that helped cover the cost of two large-scale improvement projects in the downtown area.

Tawas Point Birding Festival
May 16, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Tawas Point Birding Festival
Tawas Point Birding Festival

The nationally recognized Tawas Point Birding Festival returns Thursday and continues through Saturday.

MDOT to clean drawbridge in Cheboygan
May 16, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on MDOT to clean drawbridge in Cheboygan
MDOT to clean drawbridge in Cheboygan

Crews for the Michigan Department of Transportation will be cleaning the drawbridge in Cheboygan next week, to ensure it continues to open and close safely.

Michigan House approves e-cigarette ban for minors
May 16, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Michigan House approves e-cigarette ban for minors
Michigan House approves e-cigarette ban for minors

Legislation nearing the desk of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would ban minors from using electronic cigarettes, but it is uncertain if she will sign it.

Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings
May 16, 2019 – 12:02 am | Comments Off on Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings
Schools turn to technology to reduce toll during shootings

Efforts to combat school shootings are shifting toward software and other technology to reduce the number of victims.

Alleged victims testify against Skaluba
May 15, 2019 – 12:56 am | Comments Off on Alleged victims testify against Skaluba
Alleged victims testify against Skaluba

It was an emotional day of testimony in the case of the People versus Nickolas Skaluba of Alpena Tuesday, with five witnesses testifying – including both alleged victims.

City to spend $215K to replace water valves
May 15, 2019 – 12:48 am | Comments Off on City to spend $215K to replace water valves
City to spend $215K to replace water valves

The City of Alpena is spending more than $200,000 this summer, to replace or repair broken, leaking or failed water valves throughout town.

APS board to consider bids for lawn mowing & HVAC and other systems
May 15, 2019 – 12:42 am | Comments Off on APS board to consider bids for lawn mowing & HVAC and other systems
APS board to consider bids for lawn mowing & HVAC and other systems

Alpena Public Schools is in the process of updating contracts for lawn mowing and HVAC , mechanical, electrical and maintenance systems.

Police catch up to motorist suffering from medical condition
May 15, 2019 – 12:38 am | Comments Off on Police catch up to motorist suffering from medical condition
Police catch up to motorist suffering from medical condition

It turns out an Alcona County deputy was not following a driver who was trying to flee last Thursday, but instead a man suffering from a medical condition.

Alcona deputies investigate missing persona, suicide, sexual assault & more
May 15, 2019 – 12:22 am | Comments Off on Alcona deputies investigate missing persona, suicide, sexual assault & more
Alcona deputies investigate missing persona, suicide, sexual assault & more

The Alcona County Sheriff’s Office responded to calls over the week, for a missing person, a suicidal person and a sexual assault.

Municipal lawyers urge court to reopen parking dispute
May 15, 2019 – 12:14 am | Comments Off on Municipal lawyers urge court to reopen parking dispute
Municipal lawyers urge court to reopen parking dispute

Lawyers who work for local governments across the U.S. are urging a federal court to take another look at a controversy over marking tires to enforce parking rules in a Michigan city.

Whitmer: Legislature must ‘get off the dime’ on road fixes
May 15, 2019 – 12:08 am | Comments Off on Whitmer: Legislature must ‘get off the dime’ on road fixes
Whitmer: Legislature must ‘get off the dime’ on road fixes

With her signature priority of fixing the roads stalled in the Legislature, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says it’s time for Republican leaders to ‘get off the dime’ and ‘get moving’ on the issue.