Local & Regional News
ACC Trustees Approve Administrator Salaries Mon, 21 Jun 2021 06:04:09 EDT
During their most recent meeting (June 17th) Alpena Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees approved the Administrative Salary Schedule for fiscal year 2021-22, and authorized ACC...
PI Sheriff - 41 Hundred Miles Traveled Mon, 21 Jun 2021 06:02:38 EDT
Presque Isle County Sheriff Department officials say their deputies traveled over 41 hundred miles (4,187) while on patrol in the past week.
Lewiston Car Show A Huge Success Mon, 21 Jun 2021 06:01:53 EDT
By all outward appearances, the 31st annual Lewiston Car Show was a huge success, and one of the biggest ever.
Gas Prices Back Off Slightly Mon, 21 Jun 2021 06:01:31 EDT
The current state average price of $3.13 ($3.12.8) for a gallon of regular gas decreased by around four cents (4.3) in the past week, which is a dollar two ($1.02.3) higher than last year.
Governor Signs Bill to Expand Tasting Rooms Mon, 21 Jun 2021 06:00:25 EDT
Governor Whitmer recently signed a Senate Bill, which will enable small distillers, wine makers, and microbreweries to have an on-premise and off-premise tasting room permit.
Monday State News Summary Mon, 21 Jun 2021 06:42:13 EDT
There have been areas of progress for children in Michigan and some areas that need improvement .
Dog Attacks On Postal Workers Increasing Sun, 20 Jun 2021 06:00:31 EDT
The U-S Postal Service says there's been an increase in dog attacks on postal workers, with 5,856 attacks reported last year, compared with just over 58-hundred in 2019.
DHD4 - Future Coronavirus Vaccine Clinics Fri, 18 Jun 2021 17:00:39 EDT
The District Health Department Number 4 will be holding Coronavirus Vaccine Clinics over the next week (June 21st - June 25th). The first clinic will be Monday (June 21st) from 9 a.m.
ACC President Receives Positive Review from Trustees Fri, 18 Jun 2021 17:00:21 EDT
Alpena Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees recently met in closed session (June 17th) to evaluate the performance of President Doctor Don MacMaster, and when they reconvened gave...
MidMichigan Receives Breast Ultrasound Accreditation Fri, 18 Jun 2021 16:57:39 EDT
MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena’s Breast Health Program has received a three-year accreditation in breast ultrasound from the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) Breast Ultrasound...
Schmidt Introduces Michigan Bridge Repair Plan Fri, 18 Jun 2021 16:54:48 EDT
State Senator Wayne Schmidt recently joined several other senators in introducing legislation that would fund repairs for every severe bridge in the state.
TB Arts Council Announces Sculpture Unveiling Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:01:12 EDT
Thunder Bay Arts has announced the unveiling of the newest installation to the Bi-Path sculptures, The River Intertwined, on Sunday, June 20th, at 2 p.m on the Alpena Bi-Path at Washington...
Report - Michigan Jobless Rate Edges Up In May Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:59:32 EDT
Michigan’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate inched up by a tenth of a percent during May to 5.0 percent, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management &...
Mother of Senator Gary Peters Dead at 96 Thu, 17 Jun 2021 16:57:31 EDT
Madeleine Peters, mother of current U.S. Senator Gary Peters, died Tuesday at the age of 96. Peters saying of his mother “My mother was the cornerstone of our family.
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 17 Jun 2021 04:36:10 EDT
Republicans in the state Senate have passed legislation to require photo ID's to vote in person --- and added identity requirements for people who want to vote by mail.
Alpena CRTC Targeted For 3-Million Dollar Grant Award Wed, 16 Jun 2021 06:02:48 EDT
State officials say pending approval of a new state budget, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a proposed investment of nearly 1-hundred 6 million to modernize current facilities used by...
Senate Approves School Aid Supplemental Funding Wed, 16 Jun 2021 06:00:57 EDT
Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican lawmakers voted unanimously to distribute over $4.3 billion in federal funding to support Michigan students and schools.
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 16 Jun 2021 07:05:18 EDT
Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to announce two projects in Southwest Michigan that will create 90 new good paying jobs in Portage and...
ESD Board Searching for New Member Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:49:05 EDT
The AMA-ESD board is searching for a new board member with the resignation of longtime board member Donna Baranyai, effective July 7th.
Dangerous Dog Warning Bills Proposed Tue, 15 Jun 2021 17:46:06 EDT
A series of bills in Lansing would allow neighbors to report concerns about a dangerous dog before anyone is hurt.
APS Committee Recommends Sale Of Property Tue, 15 Jun 2021 06:02:19 EDT
The Alpena Public Schools Property Committee recommended the full board approve the sale of a small piece of property to Habitat for Humanity.
Big Mac Scene Of Road Rage Incidents Tue, 15 Jun 2021 06:01:24 EDT
The Mackinac Bridge was the scene of road rage incidents over the weekend. A man is facing several charges following a road rage incident at the Mackinac Bridge Saturday night.
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 15 Jun 2021 04:36:38 EDT
The Michigan Senate on Tuesday will renew its annual tribute honoring Michigan residents who made the ultimate sacrifice defending America during a special outdoor ceremony.
Governor Announces New MI Clean Water Grants Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:50:56 EDT
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced grants awarded under the umbrella of the MI Clean Water plan designed to help Michigan communities strengthen drinking water infrastructure.
Michigan Agricultural Exports Grow In 2020 Mon, 14 Jun 2021 17:49:13 EDT
Despite all the challenges and uncertainties the Coronavirus pandemic brought with it, Michigan’s agricultural exports saw considerable growth in 2020. According to the U.S.
ESD Approves Truancy Support Mon, 14 Jun 2021 06:03:55 EDT
During their most recent meeting (June 10th) The Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education approved entering into a contract with the Northeast Michigan...
Motorcycle Crash Kills Redford Man Mon, 14 Jun 2021 06:02:34 EDT
A Motorcycle crash in Cheboygan County's Nunda Township Friday claimed the life of a Redford Michigan man.
Gas Prices Spike Another 15 Cents Mon, 14 Jun 2021 06:01:22 EDT
Gas prices took another sharp increase in the past week, as the state average for regular is nearly $3.17 ($3.16.8) a gallon, 15 cents (14.9) more than last week and a dollar six higher ($1.
Monday State News Summary Mon, 14 Jun 2021 06:27:16 EDT
Flint city employees have been told they could be laid off because of a deadlock over the citys budget and the potential for a local government shutdown.
Alpena Council Grants Noise Variance Sun, 13 Jun 2021 06:04:33 EDT
During their most recent meeting (June 7th), Alpena City Council members approved a request for a noise variance and a street closure for an event in July.
DHD4 - Future Coronavirus Vaccine Clinics Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:33:06 EDT
The District Health Department Number 4 will be holding Coronavirus Vaccine Clinics over the next week (June 14th - June 18th). The first clinic will be Monday (June 14th) from 9 a.m.
Alpena Council Approves Alleyway Pilot Project Request Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:31:59 EDT
During the most recent Alpena City Council meeting on Monday (June 7th), members approved supporting a project regarding a proposed pedestrian-oriented space within the alley from 2nd...
Report - MI Traffic Fatalities Top 1,000 in 2020 Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:29:31 EDT
Michigan traffic deaths peaked above 1,000 for the first time in three years according to recently released data from the Michigan State Police Criminal Justice Information Center.
Michigan Agricultural Exports Grow In 2020 Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:25:12 EDT
Despite all the challenges and uncertainties the Coronavirus pandemic brought with it, Michigan’s agricultural exports saw considerable growth in 2020. According to the U.S.
PI Commissioners Review Budget Fri, 11 Jun 2021 06:01:25 EDT
In regular session Thursday, Presque Isle County Commissioners received a budget update from their Treasurer Bridget LaLonde that covered two months of reports.
Friday State News Summary Fri, 11 Jun 2021 06:39:42 EDT
Governor Whitmer announces a plan to modernize state parks and trails to enhance tourism. The $250-MILLION-dollar investment aims to boost local economies and businesses.
Open House Sunday at PI Twp FD Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:39:15 EDT
The Presque Isle Township Fire Department will be conducting a community open house this Sunday (June 13th) from noon to 3 p.m. at their fire station in Presque Isle, (24335 US23 South).
Community Foundation Announces Opportunities for Grants Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:34:01 EDT
The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) is accepting grant applications for the summer 2021 grant cycles of its Community Impact Grant, and the Northeast Michigan Women’s...
Wildfire At Camp Grayling Thu, 10 Jun 2021 06:00:57 EDT
A wildfire in Northern Michigan has burned an estimated 130 acres of land.
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 10 Jun 2021 05:23:57 EDT
The state health department reportED 257 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, as the number of daily infections continues to decline. There were also 7 new deaths.
Jeff Wallace Memorial Golf Outing This Saturday Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:05:28 EDT
The Annual Jeff Wallace Memorial Golf Outing will be taking place this Saturday (June 12th). The outing was an idea created by Dylan Wallace to honor his father who died back in 2013.
Free Fishing Weekend June 12-13th Wed, 09 Jun 2021 17:02:10 EDT
The annual free fishing weekend will take place this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13th) so get your rod and reel ready.
Alpena Council Adopts 2021-22 Budget Wed, 09 Jun 2021 06:01:12 EDT
The City of Alpena is planning on fiscal year 2021-22 as Alpena City Council adopted budget numbers Monday evening (June 7th).
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 09 Jun 2021 05:09:11 EDT
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and The Recycling Partnership have announced $575,000 in grants for Michigan communities to dramatically improve...
ESD Holds Special Election Tue, 08 Jun 2021 17:34:57 EDT
The Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District (ESD) held a special election for its Board of Education on Monday (June 7th).
Vehicle Fire on Long Lake Avenue Tue, 08 Jun 2021 17:06:31 EDT
The Alpena Fire Department was dispatched at 3:24 p.m. (June 8th) to a vehicle fire at 2443 Long Lake Avenue in Alpena.
Plaza Pool Closed Until Further Notice Tue, 08 Jun 2021 14:29:45 EDT
The Alpena Plaza Pool has announced that it is closed until further notice. The reason for the closure is due to a mechanical issue.
Alpena Mayor Gives Update on Recent DPI Odor Tue, 08 Jun 2021 06:01:16 EDT
For those wondering about the origins of a strange odor emanating recently from Decorative Panels International, or DPI, Alpena City Mayor Matt Waligora gave an explanation at the Alpena...
Tractor Accident Fatal For 10 Year Old Tue, 08 Jun 2021 06:00:35 EDT
An investigation is underway following an early Monday morning tractor accident in Gratiot County that took the life of a 10-year-old child.
Tuesdasy State News Summary Tue, 08 Jun 2021 05:51:31 EDT
A former Michigan State University basketball star has been charged with murder.
Go For Launch in Alpena This June Mon, 07 Jun 2021 20:50:34 EDT
The Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association and Higher Orbits has announced their partnership for the 2021 Go For Launch! series launching in Alpena this June.
Man With Gun Shoots Self Mon, 07 Jun 2021 06:03:53 EDT
Alpena Sheriff Office officials say a man with a gun attempted suicide Sunday evening near Alpena.
Montmorency Agencies - 101 Calls For Service Mon, 07 Jun 2021 06:02:16 EDT
Montmorency emergency response agencies had 101 calls for service in the past week. Deputies made five complaint arrests, as well as three on warrants and one for drug related activity.
Acoustic Echo Panels For Rogers City Council Chambers Mon, 07 Jun 2021 06:01:35 EDT
Things will be a bit less noisy at the Rogers City Hall, as Rogers City Council members approved spending a bit more money for purchasing acoustical panels to cut down on echo in the...
Michigan Average Gas Price Down Three Cents Mon, 07 Jun 2021 06:01:17 EDT
The state average price of nearly $3.02 for a gallon of regular gas is down by nearly three cents in the past week, but is 97 cents higher than last year.
UIA - New Certification Schedule Launched Mon, 07 Jun 2021 06:00:36 EDT
The Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) has reintroduced a call-in schedule to assist all claimants who certify their eligibility for benefits by phone beginning Monday (June 7th).
Monday State News Summary Mon, 07 Jun 2021 07:55:05 EDT
A joint investigation involving the Michigan State Police Fire Investigation unit and Lapeer investigators will be conducted to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed two buildings...
RC Library Hosting Embryology at the Library Sun, 06 Jun 2021 06:04:31 EDT
Michigan State University Extension's 4-H Grows Here program is presenting, "Embryology at the Library" The exhibit is currently at the library and is for all ages.
Alpena County Master Plan Update Completed Fri, 04 Jun 2021 18:10:35 EDT
The Alpena County Planning Commission has wrapped up review and drafting the 2021 Alpena County Master Plan which was recently accepted by Alpena County Commissioners.
Wildlife Sanctuary Board Makes Summer Plans Fri, 04 Jun 2021 18:09:55 EDT
At their recent May meeting, members of the Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary Board reviewed summer plans ranging from clearing trails on Island Park and frogbit inventory to River Center...
77th Mio Irisarian Iris Show June 12th Fri, 04 Jun 2021 18:09:15 EDT
The 77th Mio Irisarian Iris Show will take place Saturday, June 12th, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. It will be at the Word of Life Baptist Church Gymnasium in Alpena (1900 North Bagley Street).
Friday State News Summary Fri, 04 Jun 2021 04:18:54 EDT
Michigan has confirmed 510 more cases of coronavirus and added 57 related deaths on Thursday.
Thu, 03 Jun 2021 19:03:59 EDT
Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently joined local entrepreneurs and business leaders to unveil the Michigan Economic Jumpstart Plan, which would allocate a portion of the federal relief...
Sheriff Clarmont - Be Safe While Boating Thu, 03 Jun 2021 17:09:14 EDT
With the boating season coming up in Northern Michigan the Cheboygan County Sheriff Department wants to remind boaters to be safe while boating.
73rd Lilac Festival Starts On Mackinac Island Thu, 03 Jun 2021 17:04:40 EDT
Mackinac Island is getting ready to welcome back visitors for its 73rd Lilac Festival. The festival will be held from Friday to next week Sunday (4th - 13th).
Alpena Airport Reports May Enplanements Thu, 03 Jun 2021 06:02:02 EDT
The number of passengers flying in and out of the Alpena County Regional Airport rose dramatically from May of 2020 as well as increased from the previous year-to-date total.
Allor Speaks on Vaccine Passports Thu, 03 Jun 2021 06:01:04 EDT
House Representative Sue Allor, spoke on the House floor Wednesday afternoon (May 2nd), prior to passage of her HB 4667, which would ban the use of vaccine passports in Michigan.
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 03 Jun 2021 05:36:45 EDT
The Michigan House has approved legislation to ban local and state government leaders from issuing or encouraging the use of vaccine passports. The vote was 62 to 47.
ACC Board Acknowledged Gifts and Pledges Wed, 02 Jun 2021 06:01:40 EDT
As part of their recent meeting, Alpena Community College (ACC) Board of Trustees reviewed pledges and gifts received by the college and its foundation between April 9th and May 11th.
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 02 Jun 2021 07:08:38 EDT
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is launching a joint investigation between the Michigan Department of Attorney General and Michigan State Police targeting the Boy Scouts of America.
AMA Virtual Preschool Round-Up Tue, 01 Jun 2021 20:10:36 EDT
Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Great Start Collaborative and Parent Coalition will be holding a virtual preschool round-up on Tuesday (June 2nd), from 7 to 8 p.m.
Bourdage Named Next AHS Principal Tue, 01 Jun 2021 19:31:53 EDT
The Alpena Public School District has announced that Romeo Bourdage has been selected as the next Alpena High School Principal.
Unemployment Rates Lower Than Last Year Tue, 01 Jun 2021 19:29:38 EDT
As the state and country economy continues to improve after improvements to the COVID-19 Pandemic, so do the jobless numbers in the state.
Summer Stock Up Takes Place in June Tue, 01 Jun 2021 06:03:08 EDT
Summer Stock Up, a food pantry support effort organized by United Way of Northeast Michigan for the area will take place in June. The program commences June 1st and ends June 25th.
Alpena Commissioners Go Administrative Structure Route Tue, 01 Jun 2021 06:02:32 EDT
After a special session devoted to the topic, and more discussion during a full board meeting, Alpena County Commissioners decided to move towards hiring an administrator for the county.
Alcona County Agencies - 86 Complaints Tue, 01 Jun 2021 06:01:56 EDT
Alcona County emergency response agencies responded to 86 calls for service in the past week ending Sunday. Deputies issued 8 citations but made no arrests.
Allor Announces June Office Hours Tue, 01 Jun 2021 06:01:39 EDT
State Representative Sue Allor has announced dates and times for people to share their ideas and concerns during the month of June. Today (June 1st), from 11 a.m.
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 01 Jun 2021 06:41:32 EDT
He’s a life saver and he’s only in the fourth grade. The youngster from Gaylord Intermediate School is being credited for saving the life of a teacher who was choking on a breakfast bar.