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As previously reported, Alpena County Road Commission officials are not too happy about a change in funding for Rural Task Force organizations, but stand to lose a bit more than originally thought.  Read More...
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    Alpena MSP Take 46 Calls Last Week  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:26:30 EDT
    During the week of September 8th through the 14th, Michigan State Police at the Alpena Post responded to 46 incidents. Of those calls, 7 were for reports of assaults/stalking.
    63 Complaints Handled by Alcona Co Sheriffs Dept  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:23:56 EDT
    Members of the Alcona County Sheriff's Department were kept busy in the week of September 8th to the 14th, answering 63 complaints and making 5 arrests.
    Summer Lightning Zap of Airport Lights Costs Nearly 8K  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:21:20 EDT
    As we first reported 2 months ago, a lightning strike at the Alpena County Regional Airport resulted in damaged runway lights and no night landings.
    ARMC Community Walk  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:18:49 EDT
    Dr. Daniel Maxwell, Board Certified Pulmonary Diseases and Sleep Medicine physician, is hosting the next Community Walk with a Doc sponsored by Alpena Regional Medical Center.
    Tallest Dog Dies  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:16:12 EDT
    The world's tallest dog has died. Zeus, a Great Dane from Otsego, was almost four-feet tall at the shoulder and stood seven-feet-four-inches on his hind legs.
    Road Commission Board Gets Update on RTF Funding  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:10:34 EDT
    As previously reported, Alpena County Road Commission officials are not too happy about a change in funding for Rural Task Force organizations, but stand to lose a bit more than originally thought.
    Area GSRP Preschool Program Starts Today   Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:16:45 EDT
    Preschool rooms are filling up fast, as educators welcome the young learners to class, which starts Today (Monday 09/15/14).
    Shipwrecks Under Consideration For National Historical Designation  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:14:16 EDT
    When the State of Michigan Historic Preservation Board meets this Friday, they will be considering if 4 shipwreck sites in the Thunder Bay region should be designated in the Register of National...
    Average Gas Price Drops  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:10:56 EDT
    The average price of just over $3.48 ($3.48.1) for a gallon of regular gas went down by 13 cents in the past week, which is just over 5 and a half cents (5.6) cheaper than last year.
    Alpena Commissioners Approve Contract For Court Cost Allocation Plan   Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:08:26 EDT
    Alpena County Commissioners have entered into an agreement with MGT to prepare a Court Administrative Cost Allocation Plan.
    Sharpen Your Bartending Skills   Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:05:58 EDT
    If you ever wondered what it takes to be a professional bartender or just want to sharpen your cocktail mixing skills, you can lean more in a special presentation covering the topic. Marvin J.
    Makowski Discusses Bus Routes with Board  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:03:30 EDT
    Rogers City Area Schools Superintendent Katy Makowski says the development of bus routes for the 2014-15 school year is still evolving.
    Study: Teachers Frustrated - Cyber Charter May Close  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:01:01 EDT
    A new study says that contrary to popular opinion, unruly students are not driving out teachers in droves from Americas urban school districts.
    Drugged Drivers Legeslation Moves Forward  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:58:34 EDT
    The Michigan Legislature is considering a measure designed to curb driving while under the influence of drugs.
    Welfare DrugTest Legeslation May Move Forward   Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:56:06 EDT
    The Michigan House may soon consider legislation that allows for "suspicion-based" drug testing for welfare recipients in Michigan.
    State Disaster Aid dollar come to UP and Northern MI   Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:53:56 EDT
    Some 32 local governments in the Upper Peninsula and northern lower Michigan will be sharing seven point five million dollars in state disaster aid.
    M-DOT Pot Hole Claims Jump  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 03:50:42 EDT
    Damage claims submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation due to potholes over this past winter jumped 249-percent from 2013.
    House Holds Sept 11 Anniversary Ceremony - Honors First Responders  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:29:21 EDT
    During a recent 9/11 anniversary remembrance ceremony, the Michigan House of Representatives also honored first responders who lost their lives, including one from Alpena.
    3 Northern Michigan Counties Approved For Bovine TB Free Status  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 10:10:33 EDT
    Cheboygan, Emmet and Presque Isle counties are among seven northern Michigan counties that could soon switch to a Bovine Tuberculosis Free status.
    Insurance Costs Lawsuit - Appeal Planned   Fri, 12 Sep 2014 04:22:24 EDT
    A coalition of medical and consumer groups plans to appeal its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against an insurance fund to the Michigan Supreme Court.
    Presque Isle County Selected For New State Historical Marker  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:00:10 EDT
    The Michigan Historical Commission has approved of six new historical markers in the state, which includes a site in Presque Isle County.
    Alpena Company Continues International Bridge Plaza Construction   Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:57:40 EDT
    An Alpena construction company continues the construction process as the International Bridge Authority (IBA) in Sault St. Marie gets ready for new electronic toll booth operations.
    Alpena Man Injured In Roll Over Crash   Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:54:19 EDT
    A 61 year old Alpena man remains hospitalized following a single vehicle roll over crash Thursday evening. State Police say at about 10:30 P.M.
    Pied Piper Has New Principal  Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:10:19 EDT
    There is a new leader at the Pied Piper Opportunity Center in Alpena. Effective Monday (09/15), Scott Reynolds will become the next Principal of Pied Piper.
    Sobeck Thanks Carmeuse For Police Firearm Donation  Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:07:52 EDT
    Rogers City Mayor Tom Sobeck has written a letter to Carmeuse Lime and Stone Plant Manager Ben Zavala to thank the company for a recent donation.

State News
    Monday Afternoon State News Summary  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:07:41 EDT
    (Mason Co-Baby Kate-UPDATE) A Mason County judge has ruled there is not enough evidence for a West Michigan man to stand trial in connection with the disappearance of his baby daughter more than...
    Monday Morning State News Summary  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:53:10 EDT
    (Capitol-Welfare DrugTest) The Michigan House may soon consider legislation that allows for "suspicion-based" drug testing for welfare recipients in Michigan.
    Saturday Morning State News Summary  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:44:26 EDT
    (Capitol-Loose Cig Sales) Current state law allows for a fine of up to 500 dollars for any store owner who sells cigarettes individually.
    Friday Afternoon State News Summary  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:50:54 EDT
    (Detroit-Death-Shootings-UPDATE) Two people are dead and five others injured after shots rang out at a prayer vigil in Detroit that was held to remember a man who was shot earlier this week.
    Friday Morning State News Summary  Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:59:16 EDT
    (Grand Rapids-Oil Spill Preparation) Officials at energy companies are keeping a close eye on the Great Lakes to transport crude oil.

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