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Alpena & Indian River blood drives
November 1, 2010 – 5:52 am
Alpena & Indian River blood drives

Blood donations can make the difference between life and death for a child or adult in our community.

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Redistricting plan at stake in Michigan election
November 1, 2010 – 5:52 am
Redistricting plan at stake in Michigan election

There’s more at stake in Tuesday’s Michigan elections than just the immediate winners and losers.

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Detroit’s 58 Halloween weekend fires up from 2009
November 1, 2010 – 5:51 am
Detroit’s 58 Halloween weekend fires up from 2009

Detroit reports 58 fires during the first two days of the three-day Halloween anti-arson watch period officials call Angels’ Night.

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Poll: MI voters like tourism, movie promotions
November 1, 2010 – 5:49 am
Poll: MI voters like tourism, movie promotions

A poll of likely Michigan voters shows strong support for two state economic development programs – the Pure Michigan ad campaign and the moviemaking tax credit.

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4-H won’t change date of youth expo to coincide with fair
October 29, 2010 – 6:29 am
4-H won’t change date of youth expo to coincide with fair

A decision not to hold the 4-H youth expo and animal sale in conjunction with the Alpena County Fair will likely hurt kids the most.

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County’s insurance to go up $184K in 2011
October 29, 2010 – 6:26 am
County’s insurance to go up $184K in 2011

When Alpena County Commissioners sit down to hammer out a new fiscal year budget, they’ll have to add $184,000 to the line item for employee insurance coverage.

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Alpena airport passes inspection with “flying” colors
October 29, 2010 – 6:22 am
Alpena airport passes inspection with “flying” colors

Alpena County Regional Airport recently aced a safety certification inspection.

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Sept. unemployment drops in NE MI
October 29, 2010 – 6:20 am
Sept. unemployment drops in NE MI

Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates declined in 15 of Michigan’s 17 major labor market areas in September.

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Utility crews work into weekend to restore power to NE MI
October 29, 2010 – 6:18 am
Utility crews work into weekend to restore power to NE MI

It could be days before all customers of Presque Isle Electric and Gas have service restored.

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Alpena chamber joins others in opposition of Prop 1
October 29, 2010 – 6:16 am
Alpena chamber joins others in opposition of Prop 1

The Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce has joined their partners in the Northern Michigan Regional Chamber Alliance to oppose Proposal 1, an issue on the statewide November ballot.

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Salvation Army accepting apps for Christmas assistance
October 29, 2010 – 6:14 am
Salvation Army accepting apps for Christmas assistance

The Salvation Army of Alpena will begin accepting applications next week, for residents in need of assistance over the holidays.

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Trick or Treat hours – glow stick giveaway
October 29, 2010 – 6:10 am
Trick or Treat hours – glow stick giveaway

Every little trick-or treater wants to come home with a bag full of Halloween candy, but more important than the “loot” is keeping the little ones safe.

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