Alpena sets its sight on blight

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ALPENA — Alpena is setting itself up to take a tougher stance on blighted or inhabitable properties. At its regular meeting Monday, the Alpena Municipal Council received the first reading of a new ordinance to address blight in the city. The goal is to have blighted areas and structures ...

Keep track of Northeast Michigan’s COVID-19 data

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ALPENA -- Since public health officials reported the first Northeast Michigan infection on April 6, 2020, The News has kept tabs on the virus’ spread in the region. Hover over the interactive graphics below to see the data. If you’re viewing on a mobile device, turn your device ...

Allor proposes Right to Know abortion bill

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A new bill proposed in Lansing could provide women who are considering abortion with other options and resources to help them make the decision right for them. State Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine, introduced the Women’s Right to Know Act – establishing additional tools for pregnant women ...

ACC gives raises to president, administrators

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ALPENA — The Alpena Community College Board of Trustees approved a new, three-year contract with President Don MacMaster that includes a raise. With longevity pay and other compensation, MacMaster will make $177,907 in 2022. This year, he made $172,462. The board also raised ...

POLICE BLOTTER: Montmorency County deputies tackle fires

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. MONTMORENCY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT Updated June 21 Total: 107 Alarms: 10 Animal Control: 4 Traffic Arrests: 1 OWI Arrests: 1 Drug Arrests: 0 Warrant Arrests: ...

Lafarge eyes port improvements, collaboration with city

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ALPENA — If the City of Alpena gives a thumbs-up to a proposed project, the Lafarge Alpena Plant could improve its port and provide a service to the community, to the tune of several million dollars from the federal government. Talks between the Alpena company and the city could result in ...