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Police seek survivors of sexual assault by Mio man

ALPENA — Alpena-area police urge anyone victimized by Mio man Richard Walser, 82, to report their abuse following last week’s arrest of Walser on sexual assault charges. Police investigated Walser last year after an alleged sexual assault, as reported to police by the Northern Michigan ...

Alpena commissioners ponder building sale

ALPENA — The number of buildings Alpena County owns creates a drag on its annual budget due to maintenance and repairs. Now, the board of commissioners could be considering selling the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services building which it owns, but recently became vacant after ...

DIFFERENCE MAKERS: In giving back to community, Steve Wright wears many hats

ALPENA — Steve Wright was inspired by his dad to start helping his community. He started from a young age by being a boy scout and he’s been helping ever since. Wright came to Alpena in the early 70s and most of his work involves Northern Michigan counties and communities. He was also ...

Store security cameras record swapped barcodes

ALPENA — Switching barcodes at an Alpena store did not pay off for Alpena man Michael Jackson, 39, caught by security footage swapping stickers on store merchandise. On June 21, police were called to the Alpena Walmart store, where an associate from the store’s loss prevention department ...

Fiber Fest Fun

The Northern Michigan Fiber Festival was held at the APlex this past weekend. The event featured live demonstrations, workshops, and many vendors from all over Michigan and other states. Spinners, weavers, felters, knitters, and crocheters sold yarn and various fiber products as well as ...