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Annual fishing tourney on Thunder Bay River Saturday

May 26, 2016 ALPENA — It is likely there will be more than a few fishers on the water during Memorial Day weekend and a fair share of them will be taking part in the 10th Annual Norway Party Store and Resort... more »»

Road commission insurance exploring lawsuit over 2013 fire

May 26, 2016 LINCOLN — The Michigan County Road Commission Self-Insurance Pool could file a lawsuit for negligence against a roofing company that used equipment that may have contributed to the fire at the... more »»

Selfie time

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Guilty plea in embezzlement case

May 25, 2016 HARRISVILLE — An Alcona woman who embezzled more than $60,000 from the Hubbard Lake Fire Department in 2014 made a sentencing deal with prosecutors to get reduced jail time for paying back the funds. more »»

Quick action saves forest from far reaching damage

May 25, 2016 ALPENA — A quick response from firefighters and a little luck from Mother Nature helped stop Monday’s forest fire in Alpena from becoming much larger. more »»

Database to catalog resting places of area WWII soldiers

May 25, 2016 ALPENA — Marcia Simmons, a Harrisville resident with a love of American Civil War history, has begun working on cataloging the resting places of all Alcona and Alpena soldiers who were killed durin... more »»

Larger brown trout to be planted

May 25, 2016 ALPENA — Over the last several years there have been few brown trout caught during the Michigan Brown Trout Festival. more »»

Annual Spring Fling starts Friday

May 25, 2016 HAWKS — The 30th Annual Spring Fling weekend kicks off Friday with entertainment in the outside tent by Bobbing for Piranhas beginning at 9:30 p.m. more »»

Meeting to help veterans learn about services

May 25, 2016 ATLANTA — Veterans, service providers and community service providers are encouraged to attend a veterans community meeting Thursday from 2-4:30 p.. more »»

Depts. fight Devil’s Lake fire

May 24, 2016 ALPENA — Firefighters from multiple area townships, as well as the Department of Natural Resources were called to a grass and forest fire at Devil’s Lake off of Piper Road on Monday. more »»

Mural’s painter ‘thrilled’ at efforts to save it

May 24, 2016 Last week the City of Alpena and Target Alpena announced their intention of having the mural on the end of the former Alpena Power Company office removed, preserved and hopefully displayed at anothe... more »»

NML to assist Alpena in super’s search

May 24, 2016 ALPENA — The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education will be working with the Northeast Michigan Leadership Institute to find a superintendent to fill the position soon to be vacated by current... more »»

New technology tested in sanctuary

May 24, 2016 ALPENA — A research group from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, recently visited the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary along with Kevin Tomanka of Offshore Analysis and Research Solutions to test a ne... more »»

Bass club ‘angling’ for state bass fishing tournament

May 24, 2016 LINCOLN — The Alcona Community Schools Bass Club is about more than catching bass and fishing in state school bass tournaments, according to founder and President Jacob Gombos, who said members als... more »»

Expert: Increased numbers of ticks in Michigan this spring

May 24, 2016 ALPENA — A person going on a hike or walking through tall grass would do well to check themselves after for ticks, according to Howard Russell, an entomologist with Michigan State University... more »»

Making sacrifices with family

May 23, 2016 ALPENA — In order to be a fireman/paramedic a person must have many skills to go with a passion to help others during a time of crisis. With the job, however, comes sacrifice. more »»

Alpena man killed in motorcycle accident

May 23, 2016 PRESQUE ISLE – One person was killed and another injured following a crash involving two motorcycles, Saturday, in Presque Isle County, according to Presque Isle County Sheriff Robert Paschke. more »»

Alpena woman sent to hospital following fire

May 23, 2016 ALPENA — An Alpena woman was sent to Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Alpena with extensive burns following a mobile home fire, Sunday, according to David Robbins, deputy chief of the Alpena Township Fir... more »»

DNR christens new fisheries research vessel

May 21, 2016 ALPENA — After a 14 year effort, the Department of Natural Resources Alpena Fisheries Research Station has a new research vessel, and on Friday the wife of the boat’s namesake christened it. more »»

A unique way to make music

May 21, 2016 ALPENA — The label one-man band doesn’t do justice to Dan Smith of Paw Paw and the contraption he plays. When it comes to music, this retired teacher/principal takes multi-tasking to the nth degr. more »»



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