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Westminster tree lighting starts off holiday season

November 26, 2015 ROGERS CITY — After giving two giant candy canes a quick wave to give them their magic, Optimist Club of Rogers City President Mike Peltz handed them to Santa for the big moment in Rogers City’s... more »»

MEDC approves $1.3M grant for downtown

November 26, 2015 ALPENA — There are going to be some large improvements made to two downtown businesses in Alpena thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. more »»

City officials discuss proposed route with ACC

November 26, 2015 ALPENA — The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees heard an update from Alpena City Manager Greg Sundin and City Engineer Rich Sullinger about a proposed truck route extention involving Johnson... more »»

Winter, holiday season means increased fire danger

November 26, 2015 ALPENA — Bob Adrian, deputy chief and fire marshal for the Alpena Fire Department, has been on hundreds of fire calls in his career, but the ones he remembers most often involve Christmas trees. more »»

PI to seek input on brownfield authority

November 26, 2015 ROGERS CITY — Presque Isle County residents will have a chance to weigh in on a proposed county brownfield authority. more »»

Senior center joins Meals on Wheels America

November 26, 2015 4 Alpena Senior Citizens Center has joined Meals on Wheels America, the oldest and largest national organization supporting more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the... more »»

County OKs 2 contracts

November 25, 2015 ALPENA — The Alpena County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a pair of union contracts after exiting executive session at it regular meeting Tuesday. more »»

AAA expects busiest travel since 2007 for Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015 The roads in Michigan are going to be busy over the Thanksgiving holiday, as a near record number of people are expected to travel to spend the holiday with friends and family. more »»

Input sought for potential Great Lakes fish farming

November 25, 2015 Two proposals for fish farms in the Great Lakes prompted three state agencies to ask an independent panel of experts to consider some of the major questions around net pen aquacultur. more »»

Festival of Lights to start holiday season in Lincoln

November 25, 2015 LINCOLN — The annual Lincoln Festival of Lights will take place in downtown Lincoln beginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 4. more »»

Program aims to help ACC students with college level English

November 25, 2015 ALPENA — Alpena Community College English professor Nick Bancroft has been using a new model of instruction in hopes to bring those students needing developmental English courses up to a college... more »»

Commissioner hopes vets will get ‘green light’

November 25, 2015 HARRISVILLE — Some driving by Harrisville’s Westminster Presbyterian Church may think a green light burning in the window may be to celebrate Christmas. more »»

Onaway looking at ways to have more holiday lights

November 25, 2015 ONAWAY — There’s a brightly lightly tree on Onaway’s courthouse lawn, and some city commissioners want to see more lights on city lamp posts. more »»

Clearing it away

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2016 Brown Trout to be smaller

November 24, 2015 ALPENA — After meeting with local service groups and being unable to get commitment from volunteers to fill soon-to-be vacant positions, the Michigan Brown Trout Executive Board has decided to scale... more »»

Deadline nears for RER

November 24, 2015 ATLANTA— After more than eight years of unfulfilled promises and missed construction dates, it appears the gasification plant project between Recovered Energy Resources and the... more »»

APS recognizes 40 years of involvement with exchange students

November 24, 2015 ALPENA — Last week was International Education Week across the United States and at Alpena Public Schools, and the district is proud of its involvement in hositing many exchange students over the... more »»

Businesses unhappy with cell phone reception

November 24, 2015 HARRISVILLE — Although Harrisville with its many shops and waterfront areas present numerous tourism opportunities, there is one thing tourists want but often cannot find, according to Pat Bushey,... more »»

Onaway readies for events

November 24, 2015 ONAWAY — The trees are up, and the deadline to sponsor a tree for the Chandler Park Tree Lighting is today. The chamber is hosting the event, which starts at 6 p.m. on Dec. more »»

Economy hurting harbor’s bottom line

November 24, 2015 HARRISVILLE — With ice, snow and cold weather in the forecast it may seem the Harrisville Harbor of Refuge is closed for business for the year. more »»

Work on bridge over Rainy River ahead of schedule

November 24, 2015 NORTH ALLIS TOWNSHIP — Construction of a new bridge on County Road 489 over the Rainy River is ahead of schedule, Presque Isle County Road Commission Superintendent Jerry Smigelski said. more »»



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