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City, township approve to preliminary agreement

August 23, 2016 ALPENA — After nearly seven hours negotiating Monday, City of Alpena and Alpena Township have agreed in principle to the framework for a plan that could lead to an end of the litigation between the... more »»

Woman struck by lightning dies

August 23, 2016 PRESQUE ISLE — Police have identified the 21-year-old woman who was struck and killed by lightning at Grand Lake Friday. more »»

PRESQUE ISLE — Police have identified the 21-year-old woman who was struck and killed by lightning at Grand Lake Friday. Alyson Knenlein, of Grand Rapids, was staying with her grandparents for the summer in the Presque Isle Harbor Area and working as a li

August 23, 2016 News Staff Writer ALPENA — Recently Judy Motley received a package in the mail containing a letter and a bracelet bearing the name of her brother, a Navy military man who is still Missing in Action. more »»

Tornados not only dangerous in summer weather

August 23, 2016 ALPENA — Although tornadoes can cause extreme damage during the summer months in Michigan, they are not the most common summer weather to watch out for, according to National Weather Service... more »»

Lincoln Lion’s 18th annual car show begins Friday with cruise

August 23, 2016 LINCOLN — The Lincoln Lions’ 18th annual Car Show will be taking place Friday and Saturday in downtown Lincoln, according to organizer Bill Miller. more »»

Relay for Life

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Long Lake Fishing Derby results

August 22, 2016 YOUTH Walleye 1st: Audra Woolman 20” 2nd: Joel Gillard 19 1/2” 3rd: Dillan Gagnon 19 1/4” Bass 1st : Caralee Courtright 18 1/2” 2nd tie : Tyler Leigh 18 1/4” Conner Sauve 1... more »»

Local United Way makes shopping for school clothes fun

August 22, 2016 On Tuesday, Aug. 9, 25 volunteers were teamed up with 25 students to help them shop for school clothes, personal hygiene products and school supplies for the upcoming school year. more »»

Make immunizations a part of your back-to-school routine for children, teens

August 22, 2016 August’s arrival marks the final days of summer vacation and sets the stage for a new school year—and it’s the perfect time to catch up on your student’s immunizations so they are protected in the... more »»

Sturgeon For Tomorrow to host 18th annual banquet

August 22, 2016 CHEBOYGAN — Proceeds from this signature event will be utilized to fund lake sturgeon research, streamside rearing/hatchery,habitat conservation, Sturgeon in the Classroom and education-outreach... more »»

Downtown music

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Woman struck by lightning taken to hospital

August 20, 2016 PRESQUE ISLE — A 21-year-old woman was transported to the MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena after being struck by lightning on Grand Lake Friday afternoo. more »»

TBTA approves contracts with no increases

August 20, 2016 ALPENA — Members of the Thunder Bay Transportation Authority voted to approve a number of transportation contracts Thursday for area agencies without increasing rates for the coming year. more »»

DNR ‘GEMS’ aim to make grouse hunts a bit easier

August 20, 2016 LEWISTON — Grouse hunting in Michigan can be some of the most challenging hunting on the planet. more »»

Alpena firefighters to hold modified Fill the Boot event

August 20, 2016 ALPENA — For more than two decades firefighters and paramedics from Alpena Fire Department have collected money for Muscular Dystrophy during the annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign at the... more »»

Alpena man transported to hospital

August 20, 2016 A 76-year-old Alpena man was taken to MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena following an accident on M-32 on Friday. more »»

Two Alpena natives celebrating Golden Jubilee as Dominican Sisters

August 20, 2016 Two lifelong friends, both originally from Alpena, are celebrating 50 years as Dominican Sisters. more »»

Puls recognized by MSU medical students

August 20, 2016 Dr. Mark Puls, general surgeon at Alpena Surgical Associates, received the Outstanding Volunteer Faculty Award from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. more »»

New associate joins Skiba Vision Center

August 20, 2016 Dr. Tyler Skiba has joined Dr. Gerald Skiba as an associate at Skiba Vision Center. Tyler Skiba graduated with honors from the Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University in May. more »»

Officials break ground on new TBTA facility

August 19, 2016 ALPENA —With bulldozers already removing trees and peeling back earth in the background officials with the Thunder Bay Transportation Authority, local government, and others, used golden shovels... more »»

Trolley service sees nearly 3k riders since implementation

August 19, 2016 LPENA — Nearly 3,000 individual riders have used the Thunder Bay Transportation Authority’s electric trolley service since it was implemented May 3. more »»



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The joys of parallel parking

August 18, 2016 There is a lot of traffic downtown nowadays, some of it due to the summer, some due to a vibrant downtown business scene and some of it due to more people living downtown. more »

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