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Local programs offer aid for entrepreneurs

ALPENA — Opening a small business requires a lot of planning and red-tape to wade through, but few entrepreneurs also understand the risks and potential for personal fallout should things go sour, local economic development officials say. To help navigate people through the process of ...

What bugs tell us about water quality

There’s a lot you can learn about our local streams if you’re willing to get a little wet and flip a few rocks. While it’s trout that get all the attention on northern Michigan’s river systems -- we do call them trout streams, after all -- there would be no trout to speak of without ...

Berriman recounts time as a Civil War reenactor

ALPENA — Canon blasts, plumes of smoke, and men and women dressed in period clothing. One might think this is a scene straight from the Civil War, but it’s modern men and women reenacting battles from the past. For Tom Berriman, the Civil War and reenacting has been a lifelong ...

Start of school year delayed for Ella White Elementary students

ALPENA — Construction will delay the start of the school year for Ella White Elementary students, the school announced Friday. Students will return to their classrooms on Sept. 13, eight school days after school begins on Aug. 30 for the remainder of Alpena Public Schools campuses, according ...