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Alpena Township Fire Chief Dave Robbins resigns

ALPENA — The to-do list for the Alpena Township Board of Trustees for rebuilding its fire department got a little longer on Monday, as it must now find a new fire chief. At Monday’s trustees meeting, the board voted to accept a letter of resignation by current chief Dave Robbins. The ...

Fire, power outage, crash keep responders busy Monday

ALPENA -- Local emergency first responders were busy this morning, as they responded to a small electrical fire at the rear of Walmart property which caused the grass under the power pole to catch fire and caused a power outage. Police and firefighters also responded to a multi-car crash at ...

LaCross announces retirement

ALPENA -- Judge Thomas LaCross, of Alpena’s 88th District Court, intends to step down from the bench, he announced Monday. After nearly 15 combined years presiding over Alpena’s family, probate, and district courts, LaCross will retire from the bench at the end of October. Retirement will ...

Alpena County Library open to public at Bear Pointe Plaza

As of today, the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library’s Bear Pointe Plaza location will be open for browsing, material check-out, and public computer use. Appointments will no longer be needed to come into the building. A maximum of five patrons will be allowed in the building at ...

TEDx speakers to spread ideas worth sharing

ALPENA — On Thursday afternoon, ideas will flow fast and furious on an Alpena stage. Speakers from across the state, across a Great Lake, and across the Atlantic Ocean will converge in a ballroom at the APlex in Alpena for a TEDx event — one of hundreds of offshoots of TED (which stands ...