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Cooler, wetter weather rules April

ALPENA — Last month was cooler and wetter than normal for the month of April, but the Alpena area received less snow than the historical average, the National Weather Service says. The average temperature of 38.6 degrees ended below the long-term April average of 41.2 degrees. The warmest ...

Alpena council okays hotel funding plan

ALPENA — If the proposed Fairfield Inn and Suites is to be built on the Thunder Bay River in downtown Alpena, the use of taxpayers money will be needed to help cover the costs of environmental clean up. At its meeting Monday, the Alpena Municipal Council voted to approve a Brownfield plan ...

Sturgeon guards protect ancient Michigan fish

ONAWAY — Down a long, pockmarked dirt road that makes a Jeep’s heart go pitter-patter, campers squat atop a low cliff overlooking a wending, swiftly-flowing river. “Any action yet?” asked Dean Sherwood, walking up from his campsite early Sunday morning, his head sporting a baseball ...

PREP ROUNDUP: Alpena softball team tops Negaunee

BASEBALL Final scores from April 30 Alpena 10 Alma 3 Alpena stats: Batting: Jake Zann, 2 hits, double, RBI, 2 runs scored; Kaydn Budnick, 2 hits, double, RBI, run scored; Noah Marquardt and Marc Kirchner, triple, RBI; Pitching: Matt Thompson and Jake Zann, combined, 3 runs, 4 hits, ...

Grants available for tree planting

Trees make the world healthier and communities more beautiful, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, announcing 2022 deadlines for an annual grant program that promotes the planting of trees across the state. The DNR and its partners, nonprofit ReLeaf Michigan and the DTE ...