Alpena News and columnsen-usSun, 28 Aug 2016 12:09:03 EDTSun, 28 Aug 2016 12:09:03 EDT local US Customs agent is important to our region Michigan must have a U.S. Customs agent located here.Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTRegion needs more skilled workers good news is more than 475,000 jobs have been created in Michigan since December of 2010. The bad news is we need more skilled workers in Northeast Michigan to fill several more job openings.Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTThe marine sanctuary is a model to emulate you remember all the opposition to the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary's designation back in the late 90's? This week U.S. Sen. Gary Peters visited the sanctuary and talked about its many economic benefits for the regio.Fri, 26 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTLouisiana not the only flood ravaged state disaster relief agencies seem focused on devastating flooding in Louisiana, and that certainly is appropriate. As many as 40,000 homes have been damaged by muddy water that also claimed 13 lives in that state.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDTRegistration plates on the front of vehicles a reader asked what the requirements were in regards to having license plates on your vehicle.Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 EDT