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Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases climb, testing decreases

ALPENA — An uptick in new COVID-19 cases in Northeast Michigan this week does not reflect an increase in people testing for the sickness, according to state data. In the past week, public health officials have reported 239 newly infected or probably infected Northeast Michiganders — an ...

1 death, 166 new COVID cases reported in the past week

ALPENA — The number of infections in Northeast Michigan continues to climb and health officials continue to encourage people to mask up when indoors or in public places and to get vaccinated. There was only one person in Northeast Michigan who died after being infected in the last week and ...

Local bowling centers see increase in league participation

ALPENA — The sounds of a bowling center are music to the ears of bowlers like Tara Kowalski. The hum of balls rolling down the lanes. The familiar crashing sound of balls striking pins. Cheers for good shots (or groans for bad ones). The slapping of hands for high-fives. For ...

Local infections keep rising

ALPENA — In the past week, public health officials have reported 195 newly infected or probably infected Northeast Michiganders and the deaths of none who had been infected. Since February, Northeast Michigan health officials have reported confirmed and suspected infections as one number. ...

91 newly infected Northeast Michiganders over the weekend

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 ...

Efforts underway to form new Alpena homeschooling co-op

ALPENA -- Parents seeking educational alternatives for their children may have another option in the coming weeks. A group of concerned parents and residents in Alpena County have taken the initial steps to create a homeschooling cooperative, which would provide education to kids at home, but ...