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What’s a hunter’s safety responsibility?

ALPENA — A hunter’s responsibility toward the safety of fellow hunters depends on the expected risks of the hunt, the Michigan Court of Appeals decided last week. The higher court ruled on an Alpena County court case in which hunter Jeff Payne claimed his father, David Payne, behaved ...

Alpena weighing options for biorefinery

ALPENA — The City of Alpena may have found a solution on how to avoid enforcing a lien against past and current owners of the Alpena Prototype Biorefinery and related companies that own the bio-plant behind Decorative Panels International, Inc. The companies owe the city $875,396 in ...

POLICE BLOTTER: Police handle five scam reports in Alcona County

Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. ALCONA COUNTY For the week of July 26-Aug. 1 85 complaints were handled, resulting in the following: Car/Deer: 4 Traffic/Traffic Stop: 23 Property Damage Accident: 2 Personal ...

One injured in ATV crash

ALPENA — An all-terrain vehicle driver landed in the hospital after his ATV went off the shoulder of North Point Shores Road north of Alpena on Tuesday. According to a passerby who found the driver shortly after the crash, the driver bled from the knee and complained of altered consciousness. ...

Washington Avenue crash injures one

ALPENA — A two-vehicle crash on Washington Avenue in Alpena injured one and backed up traffic during the Tuesday morning commute. A white minivan crashed into a blue Chevrolet SUV — both eastbound on Washington — shortly before 9 a.m. as the SUV slowed to turn into Evergreen Cemetery. ...

MidMichigan Health won’t mandate employee vaccinations

ALPENA — While many health systems have mandated employees receive the COVID-19 vaccination, MidMichigan Health will not be doing so at this time. “As of today, more than 66 percent of MidMichigan Health’s workforce has been vaccinated,” MidMichigan Health Public Relations Manager ...