Local & Regional News
APS Gives Bus Garage Plans Green Light Tue, 20 Apr 2021 06:02:25 EDT
The Alpena Public School board of Education gave the green light to conceptual plans detailing construction of a new Transportation Center in exchange for a property trade.
Alcona County Agencies - 57 Complaints Tue, 20 Apr 2021 06:01:29 EDT
Alcona County emergency response agencies responded to 57 calls for service in the past week ending Sunday. Deputies issued 2 citations and made one arrest, which was on a warrant.
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:16:32 EDT
Mott Community College’s Workforce and Economic Development Department has partnered with Consumers Energy to be a training site for the Electric Lineworker Pre Apprenticeship Training...
AG Nessel Shares PSA to Prevent Underage Drinking Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:48:49 EDT
With April proclaimed as Alcohol Responsibility Month, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel partnered with Responsibility.org, to share a public service announcement which encourages...
Alpena DDA Considering Establishing Social District Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:02:37 EDT
The Alpena DDA is considering establishing a Social District in Downtown Alpena, which would allow visitors to walk through downtown with an open container of alcohol (beer, wine, or a...
Montmorency Agencies - 68 Calls For Service Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:01:35 EDT
Emergency response agencies in Montmorency County had 68 calls for service in the past week. Deputies made three warrant arrests, and one for operating while intoxicated.
ALLOR - No Vaccination Passports Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:00:32 EDT
A state lawmaker from northern Michigan has introduced legislation that would prohibit coronavirus vaccination passports.
Monday State News Summary Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:41:35 EDT
A state lawmaker from northern Michigan has introduced legislation that would prohibit coronavirus vaccination passports.
More Teacher Retirements And Prospects Dim Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:02:30 EDT
Data from the Michigan Public School Employee's Retirement System finds a 44% increase in midyear retirements during the pandemic compared to the 2019-20 school year.
Many Prefer To Keep Working From Home Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:00:31 EDT
If you've been working from home for the past year, it may be time to head back to the office soon as more people are vaccinated.
Friday State News Summary Fri, 16 Apr 2021 06:35:36 EDT
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus saw a slight drop on Thursday. The Michigan Health Department reported 63-hundred new cases...
Michigan Jobless Rate Edges Down In March Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:42:35 EDT
Michigan’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched down by a tenth of a percent to 5.1 percent in March, according to data released recently by the Michigan Department of Technology,...
Alpena Countywide Cleanup Day Thu, 15 Apr 2021 16:37:09 EDT
There will be a free countywide cleanup day Saturday, May 1st, at the Alpena County Fairgrounds. It will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 15 Apr 2021 05:58:27 EDT
A group of more than 40 environmental justice advocates, community and faith-based organizations, residents, and local businesses, that have developed or advocated for the development of...
Accident at Ripley and Third Avenue Wed, 14 Apr 2021 20:59:32 EDT
Alpena Police and Fire Departments responded to a crash that involved multiple cars around the intersection of Ripley Boulevard and Third Avenue on Wednesday afternoon (April 14th).
ACC Basketball Coach Mark Jacobs Resigns Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:50:24 EDT
Mark Jacobs, Head Coach for the Alpena Community College Men’s Basketball and Cross Country Teams, has announced his resignation from the Men’s Basketball program with the conclusion of the...
AMA-ESD Holds Facility Committee Meeting Wed, 14 Apr 2021 17:48:39 EDT
The AMA-ESD (Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District) recently held a Facility Committee meeting (April 8th), and had multiple things to discuss.
Proposed APS Course Moves Forward Wed, 14 Apr 2021 06:01:08 EDT
After Alpena Public School Board members allowed continued development of a new course for students, the board's curriculum committee recommended the full board approve and allow the course...
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 14 Apr 2021 05:33:27 EDT
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has traveled the I-196 construction project in Allegan County to discuss her Rebuilding Michigan plan to rebuild state highways and bridges that are critical to...
CAAC’s 2021 Virtual Youth Art Show Opens May 1st Tue, 13 Apr 2021 17:04:05 EDT
The Cheboygan Area Arts Council has announced its second annual Virtual Youth Art Show, starting, May 1st, hosted on the Cheboygan Opera House website and promoted online and around town.
Alcona County Agencies - 65 Complaints Tue, 13 Apr 2021 06:01:30 EDT
Alcona County emergency response agencies responded to 65 calls for service in the past week ending Sunday. Deputies issued 6 citations and made one arrest, which was on a warrant.
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 13 Apr 2021 07:00:17 EDT
COVID-19 is showing no signs of slowing down in Michigan. The health department reporting nearly 97-hundred new cases for Sunday and Monday -- an average of 48- hundred cases per day.
TBJHS to Transition to 100% Remote Learning Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:10:54 EDT
Alpena Public Schools have announced on their Facebook page that, starting Tuesday (April 13th), Thunder Bay Junior High School will transition to 100% Remote Learning and will last until,...
DHD4 - Future Coronavirus Vaccine Clinics Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:05:24 EDT
The District Health Department Number 4 will be holding Coronavirus Vaccine Clinics on Thursday, Friday and next Monday (April 15th, 16th and 19th).
ACC Announces Drive-Through Commencement Ceremony Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:04:30 EDT
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Alpena Community College (ACC) has developed a “drive-through” graduation ceremony allowing graduates to receive their diploma covers in person.
MSP - 221 Road Deaths So Far This Year Mon, 12 Apr 2021 17:02:49 EDT
The Michigan State Police has released the number of road deaths in Michigan so far this year. They say 14 people died on Michigan roadways so far, making a total of 221 this year.
ESD Authorizes Issuance of Contracts Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:03:10 EDT
At their most recent meeting (April 8th), the Alpena Montmorency Alcona Educational Service District Board of Education (AMA-ESD) authorized issuance of contracts to multiple groups of...
PI Sheriff - 37 Hundred Miles Traveled Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:01:39 EDT
Presque Isle County Sheriff Department officials say their deputies traveled over 37-hundred miles (3,723) while on patrol in the past week.
Montmorency Agencies - 105 Calls For Service Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:01:21 EDT
Emergency response agencies in Montmorency County had a fairly busy week as they responded to 105 calls for service. Deputies made five warrant arrests, along with one other for drugs.
Gas Prices Drop Slightly Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:13:42 EDT
The state average price of $2.78 for a gallon of regular gas is just over five cents (5.3) lower than last week ($2.83.3), but is a dollar 25 higher ($1.24.7) than last year.
Monday State News Summary Mon, 12 Apr 2021 06:47:46 EDT
More than a year into the pandemic and the virus is spiking again across Michigan, with case rates are up 375 percent since its previous low on February 19th.--the most of any state.
Governor Declares April Financial Literacy Month Sun, 11 Apr 2021 06:04:35 EDT
Governor Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed April as “Financial Literacy Month” in Michigan, and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services is promoting tools to help...
Prevailing Wage Bills Introduced Sun, 11 Apr 2021 06:03:55 EDT
House Democrats have introduced a series of bills to restore prevailing wage, as well as give local municipalities the freedom to protect local workers.
Alpena Road Commissioners Appoint Two Reps To LEPC Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:58:37 EDT
Acting on a request by Alpena County Emergency Management officials, Alpena County Road Commissioners have appointed two management team members to represent the road commission at Local...
City Council Hears Public Comment Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:57:14 EDT
During their meeting Monday evening (April 5th), Alpena City Council held a period for public comment.
AG Nessel - Don’t Fall for Text Message Scams Fri, 09 Apr 2021 16:54:41 EDT
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning Michigan residents to look out for text message scams, known as “smishing” - a form of criminal activity attempting to obtain personal or...
ESD Board Member Donna Baranyai Resigns Fri, 09 Apr 2021 06:01:10 EDT
During a meeting Thursday night (November 12th), AMA-ESD board members accepted a letter of resignation of longtime board member Donna Baranyai, effective July 7th..
Friday State News Summary Fri, 09 Apr 2021 05:38:33 EDT
With coronavirus cases spiking throughout Michigan, some hospitals are postponing surgeries.
Alpena Council Approves Two Events Fri, 09 Apr 2021 04:35:51 EDT
In their consent agenda at their most recent meeting (April 5th), Alpena City Council members approved two events that will take place in the City of Alpena.
Declaration of State of Emergency in Alpena County Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:46:12 EDT
Due to the continued threat posed by the Coronavirus and the sustained rise in case numbers, Alpena County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to declare a State of Emergency in...
Presque Isle County Local State of Emergency Thu, 08 Apr 2021 16:45:29 EDT
Presque Isle County Board Chariman Carl Altman recently declared a local "State of Emergency" On March 10, 2020 Michigan's Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an Executive Order which...
Future Coronavirus Vaccine Clinics Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:54:50 EDT
Alcona Health Center's Alpena Services location (1185 US-23 North) will be holding Coronavirus Vaccine Clinics on April 9th, 14th and 16th from 8 to 11 a.m.
City of Alpena Clerk’s Office Closure Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:35:20 EDT
Alpena City officials say that the Clerk’s office will be closed on Thursday (April 8th), from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. to allow staff to attend training.
Safe Sitter Program Offered At Hospital Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:33:45 EDT
MidMichigan Medical Center - Alpena is offering a Safe Sitter program, a medically-based program for preteens and teens of approximate ages 11 to 13.
Montmorency County Frost Laws to Be Lifted Friday Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:33:04 EDT
Seasonal Load and Weight Restrictions in Montmorency County will soon be lifted. Restrictions in Montmorency County will be lifted on Friday, April 9th, at 8:00 a.m.
MI Imports the 10th Most Energy Per Person Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:30:49 EDT
A new report from Commodity.com looked at the changing U.S. energy economy and the states that export the most energy and Michigan cracked the top ten.
PI County Highest Vaccinated In The State Tue, 06 Apr 2021 06:17:48 EDT
Despite coronavirus cases rising in the state, there was some good news released by state health officials concerning the number of vaccinations administered, as Northeast Lower Michigan...
Alcona County Agencies - 63 Complaints Tue, 06 Apr 2021 06:01:20 EDT
Alcona County emergency response agencies responded to 63 calls for service in the past week ending Sunday. Deputies issued 4 citations, but made no arrests.
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 06 Apr 2021 07:11:09 EDT
Governor Gretchen Whitmer is rolling up her sleeve today. The governor is set to get her first Covid vaccination this morning at Ford Field.
Fireside Chat with Dr. Don MacMaster Mon, 05 Apr 2021 16:59:43 EDT
People are invited to the first in a series of virtual Fireside Chats from Alpena Community College. The first will be held on Wednesday, April 7th, at 7 p.m. and will feature Dr.
April is Alcohol Awareness Month Mon, 05 Apr 2021 16:58:58 EDT
As Michigan residents continue to deal with the pandemic and look forward to getting "back to normal", the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Michigan Liquor...
All 10 Digit Dialing Soon To Be Required Mon, 05 Apr 2021 06:02:44 EDT
Officials of the Michigan Public Service Commission say phone users in the 989 area code, along with three others (616, 810, 906), will be required to dial all ten digits when making a...
Alpena Named Tree City USA Mon, 05 Apr 2021 06:02:26 EDT
The City of Alpena has been named a Tree City USA community by The National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry.
Gas Prices Stabilizing Mon, 05 Apr 2021 06:00:35 EDT
The state average price of $2.84 ($2.83.6) for a gallon of regular gas increased by 12 cents in the past week, which is also a dollar 20 higher ($1.20.2) than last year.
Monday State News Summary Mon, 05 Apr 2021 06:22:03 EDT
The number of new coronavirus cases in Michigan topped 84-hundred, Saturday, the highest daily total since early December.
Marajuana Billboard Bans Considered Sun, 04 Apr 2021 06:01:25 EDT
Have you seen those billboards advertising marijuana products as you drive in Michigan? Republican State Representative Mary Whiteford is introducing legislation along with Dearborn...
Michigan Wineries Win Awards Sun, 04 Apr 2021 06:00:31 EDT
Five Traverse City area wineries captured 35 awards at the 2021 San Francisco wine competition. That is the largest wine tasting competition in the country.
Alpena Airport Reports March Enplanements Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:52:47 EDT
The number of passengers flying in and out of the Alpena County Regional Airport rose from March of 2020, but once again decreased from the previous year-to-date total.
February Michigan Jobless Rates Decline In All Regions Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:49:23 EDT
Seasonally unadjusted unemployment rates fell in all 17 of Michigan’s regional labor market areas during February, according to data released from the Michigan Department of Technology,...
MSP Joins Action for Autism Movement Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:47:49 EDT
The Michigan State Police (MSP) is the most recent law enforcement agency to join an initiative called ‘Action for Autism,’ which provides training on autism awareness and equips officers...
EGLE Announces Funding for Electronics Recycling Thu, 01 Apr 2021 17:10:45 EDT
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has announced the availability of grants that support increased access to proper electronics recycling in the rural...
Thursday State News Summary Thu, 01 Apr 2021 06:40:52 EDT
Flint-area Congressman Dan Kildee is praising President Joe Biden and the new American Jobs Plan, which is a proposal to invest in America’s infrastructure and rebuild our economy.
MI Supreme Court Denies Alpena Township Water Appeal Wed, 31 Mar 2021 17:06:48 EDT
The Michigan Supreme Court recently issued an order denying an application submitted by the Charter Township of Alpena seeking a leave to appeal the March 17th, 2020 judgment of the Court...
Retailers See February Sales Jump Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:00:54 EDT
Michigan retailers reported a large jump in February sales over January, now reporting three months of positive growth since slower sales in November.
Wednesday State News Summary Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:51:28 EDT
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding anglers to remove ice shanties from Upper Peninsula bodies of water by midnight tonight.
Library and City Celebrates A History of Alpena Tue, 30 Mar 2021 06:01:54 EDT
On Monday evening (March 29th) The Alpena County Library and the City of Alpena hosted a virtual event called Celebrating 150 Years: A History of Alpena from 1830 to 1870.
Wolverine Watchmen Militia Members Appear In Court Tue, 30 Mar 2021 06:00:36 EDT
Three known members of the Wolverine Watchmen will stand trial but will not be charged with terrorism for allegedly participating in the plot to storm the state capitol and kidnap lawmakers.
Tuesday State News Summary Tue, 30 Mar 2021 04:44:14 EDT
The Michigan State Police has joined an initiative called ‘Action for Autism,’ which provides training on autism awareness and equips officers with calming bags to carry in their patrol...
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 18:03:49 EDT
Alcona County emergency response agencies responded to 59 calls for service in the past week ending Sunday.
Presque Isle Commissioners Declare State Of Emergency Mon, 29 Mar 2021 06:01:58 EDT
In an effort to continue holding virtual hybrid meetings, and comply with the open meetings act, Presque Isle County Commissioners have declared a state of emergency until July 1st.
Gas Prices Lower - But On The Rise Mon, 29 Mar 2021 06:00:36 EDT
The state average price of $2.70 ($2.70.7) for a gallon of regular gas was four cents (.04) lower in the past week, but 97 cents (97.1) higher than last year.
Monday State News Summary Mon, 29 Mar 2021 06:26:38 EDT
An apology from the Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party who called three top state leaders witches and talked about assasinating two GOP Congressmen.
ACC Board Acknowledged Gifts and Pledges Sun, 28 Mar 2021 06:03:23 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 February 11th and March 8th.
DNR - Prescribed Burns Protect Environment Sun, 28 Mar 2021 06:02:22 EDT
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says prescribed burns on Michigan grasslands and at the edges of forests will again be conducted this spring and summer to improve wildlife habitat...