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Art on the Bay vendors and organizers pleased with turnout

ALPENA ­— Mother Nature cooperated, with not a raindrop in sight during Art on the Bay, held Saturday and Sunday at Bay View Park in Alpena. Vendors and organizers were very happy with the turnout, and the weather. “It was a terrific show,” said Clint Kendziorski, Thunder Bay Arts ...

Rogers City man nabbed for child porn

ROGERS CITY -- A Rogers City man possessed and distributed child pornography, police believe. Police recently arrested Matthew Gapczynski, 41, after launching an investigation acting on a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Police say they found more than 100 ...

Brown trout population remains small

ALPENA — The state of Michigan may no longer plant brown trout in Lake Huron in Northeast Michigan, but local investment into private planting has helped to ensure at least several of the prized fish are caught during the Michigan Brown Trout Festival each year. The state ended stocking the ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Festival of Sail 2022

ALPENA — The Festival of Sail and the World's Largest Rubber Duck are in Alpena now through Sunday. Here are some photos of the event, which started Friday and runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday. See the full story in today's paper or at thealpenanews.com.

Festival of Sail visitors tour ships, admire giant rubber duck

ALPENA — Three historic replica ships sailed into the Thunder Bay River in Alpena on Thursday for this weekend’s Festival of Sail, which started Friday and continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Sunday on the river behind the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center on Fletcher ...

Officials: Tourney should see diverse catch

ALPENA — It may be called the Michigan Brown Trout Festival, but anglers fishing this week in the tournament will surely catch a variety of fish. According to local fishing experts, brown trout may be the most difficult fish to locate and hook, but they expect many lake trout, steelhead, ...