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Be careful what you eat

Warmer weather means picnic season, and that means extra caution preparing and storing food, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development reminds residents. The state agency recommends washing hands often while preparing an outdoor meal, doing as much food preparation at home ...

Local schools awarded school safety grants

ALPENA ― Students at several Northeast Michigan schools will be safer thanks to a $120,000 piece of $10 million in grants announced today to improve the safety and security at select Michigan schools. Hillman Community Schools, Atlanta Community Schools, and St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic ...

Alpena man accused of sexual abuse of child

ALPENA — Police last month arrested an Alpena man on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor. A November referral from Child Protective Services to troopers of the Michigan State Police-Alpena Post led to an investigation and the eventual arrest of Levi Braund, 31, of Alpena, in Kalkaska ...

Eat fresh fish safely

ALPENA — Anglers hoping to land a prize for their dinner plate can get advice from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources on potential chemical hazards in the fish they catch. The 2022 DNR Eat Safe Fish guides, released on Monday, report safe eating amounts based on tests of chemicals ...