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MDOT clears way for safer holiday travel
May 28, 2010 – 5:54 am
MDOT clears way for safer holiday travel

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is lifting traffic restrictions on 121 of 183 projects statewide during the Memorial Day weekend.

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Satellite TV bill signed into law…impacts Alpena
May 28, 2010 – 5:53 am
Satellite TV bill signed into law…impacts Alpena

President Obama signed S.3333, the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010, into law Thursday, renewing laws surrounding retransmission of broadcast content by satellite companies.

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Michigan lawmaker seeks to tweak deer baiting ban
May 28, 2010 – 5:51 am
Michigan lawmaker seeks to tweak deer baiting ban

A state lawmaker says he’s introducing legislation aimed at protecting people from prosecution if they inadvertently violate Michigan’s ban on deer baiting.

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Local Unemployment numbers decline in April
May 27, 2010 – 4:40 pm
Local Unemployment numbers decline in April

Unemployment rates in Northeast Lower Michigan showed significant seasonal declines during the month of April.

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Alpena High’s 2010 State Track Qualifiers
May 27, 2010 – 8:01 am
Alpena High’s 2010 State Track Qualifiers

The Alpena High School girl’s track team is sending 4 girls to the State finals on June 5.

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2 Alpena soldiers among Grayling group returning from Iraq – homecoming ceremony today
May 27, 2010 – 6:08 am
2 Alpena soldiers among Grayling group returning from Iraq – homecoming ceremony today

A grand homecoming ceremony is planned for a group of soldiers from Camp Grayling, following a 12-month tour of duty in Iraq.

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County to review loan offer for NLA lighting upgrade
May 27, 2010 – 6:07 am
County to review loan offer for NLA lighting upgrade

The lighting upgrade project at Northern Lights Arena has new support.

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Sullenger presents construction cost report to council
May 27, 2010 – 6:06 am
Sullenger presents construction cost report to council

The Alpena Municipal Council recently received an overview on the cost of construction projects completed in 2009.

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Cox to review state energy standards – mentions Wolverine air permit
May 27, 2010 – 6:04 am
Cox to review state energy standards – mentions Wolverine air permit

The Michigan Attorney General said he will fight to review any state energy standard that exceeds federal standards to ensure Michigan’s is fact-based and scientifically defensible.

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Cheboygan K-9 team wins awards at field trial
May 27, 2010 – 6:02 am
Cheboygan K-9 team wins awards at field trial

The K-9 team from the Cheboygan County Sheriff Department competed in detector dog field trials last week and came home with a first and second place finish.

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New air conditioner at Alpena jail to cost $5K
May 27, 2010 – 5:56 am
New air conditioner at Alpena jail to cost $5K

One of several air conditioning units at the Alpena County Jail is on its last leg.

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Officials say Crawford Co fire will have positive impact on wildlife
May 27, 2010 – 5:55 am
Officials say Crawford Co fire will have positive impact on wildlife

Officials from the USDA Forest Service say the wildfire that torched more than 8,500 acres in Crawford County will ultimately have a positive impact on wildlife, including the Kirtland’s warbler.

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