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Salvation Army continues toward Red Kettle fundraising goal

Since 1888 The Salvation Army has been serving Alpena County. This year is no different but more critical. Due to the economy and other national issues the need for assistance continues to grow. To date, The Salvation Army will be serving over 160 families/individuals and 373 children and ...

Alpena Municipal Council votes to allow recreational marijuana sales

ALPENA — The sale of recreational marijuana from licensed dispensaries will become legal after the Alpena Municipal Council voted Monday to amend its medical marijuana ordinance to include adult-use marijuana. Council voted 3-2 to allow for recreational marijuana businesses to operate, after ...

Open skate Sunday sponsored by firefighters union

ALPENA — Children of any age can skate with a firefighter at the Alpena Fire Department's annual open skate on Sunday. Residents may skate for free, with a nominal skate rental fee for those who need skates, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Northern Lights Arena. Firefighters will be on hand to ...

Police crack down on drinking and driving

Drivers should see more police on the road in coming days as Michigan State Police troopers participate in the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over high-visibility enforcement campaign, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Police will watch closely for impaired ...