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Whitmer proposes $61.9B budget with boost in school funding
February 7, 2020 – 12:02 am
Whitmer proposes $61.9B budget with boost in school funding

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proposed a $61.9 billion state budget, including what she says would be the biggest increase for Michigan classroom operations in 20 years.

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School closings for Friday, February 7
February 6, 2020 – 4:51 pm
School closings for Friday, February 7

Schools closed on Friday, 2-7-2020 due to illness

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Ella White 2nd graders win state honors in national math contest 
February 6, 2020 – 4:10 pm
Ella White 2nd graders win state honors in national math contest 

A second grade class at Ella White Elementary School was named the top class for the State of Michigan and a leader nationally in an Imagine Math 1,2,3 Count with Me contest.

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LOCAL SPORTS THURSDAY 2-6-2020
February 6, 2020 – 9:09 am
LOCAL SPORTS THURSDAY 2-6-2020

Three stories, two sports

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Waligora expects votes on medical marijuana shops at next meeting
February 6, 2020 – 12:56 am
Waligora expects votes on medical marijuana shops at next meeting

Alpena Mayor Matt Waligora would like to hold a series of votes on medical marijuana provisioning centers when the municipal council next meets on Monday, February 17.

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Pizza & FAFSA Night at Alpena High
February 6, 2020 – 12:38 am
Pizza & FAFSA Night at Alpena High

Alpena Pubic Schools is using pizza and a raffle to entice families to attend an important meeting on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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Supreme Court says no to Rogers City man serving 30-50 years for child sex assault
February 6, 2020 – 12:28 am
Supreme Court says no to Rogers City man serving 30-50 years for child sex assault

A 47 year-old man from Rogers City who was convicted of sexually assaulting a child will remain in prison after the Michigan Supreme Court denied his application for leave to appeal a September 2019 ruling by the Court of Appeals.

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Comins man arrested for sexual assault of child
February 6, 2020 – 12:20 am
Comins man arrested for sexual assault of child

Another man in northeast Michigan has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a child.

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Black Lake sturgeon season lasts less than 6 hours
February 6, 2020 – 12:14 am
Black Lake sturgeon season lasts less than 6 hours

It didn’t last long but some big fish were caught during the 2020 sturgeon season on Black Lake in Cheboygan County.

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MSP weekly stats
February 6, 2020 – 12:08 am
MSP weekly stats

The Michigan State Police Alpena Post has released a short list of statistics from over the week.

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Salvation Army auctions off gold coin from Red Kettle donation
February 6, 2020 – 12:02 am
Salvation Army auctions off gold coin from Red Kettle donation

The Salvation Army is attempting to take advantage of higher gold prices by auctioning off a gold coin that was dropped into a red kettle in Alpena over the Christmas season.

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Bert Sumerix
February 6, 2020 – 12:00 am
Bert Sumerix

Bert Sumerix, 88, of Lachine passed away February 4, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. 
Bert was born into a hard-working farm family on April 8, 1931, to the late Ivan and Esther (MacMillian) …

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