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Traveling? Home COVID-19 test kits may not be enough

ALPENA — Residents who’ve had COVID-19 and want to get on an airplane or into a concert may need to prove that infection happened long enough ago that they’ve had time to recover — and home test kits don’t provide that detail, health officials warn. Getting an official test at a ...

‘Tree army’ plants 500 trees, connects with environment

ROGERS CITY — A pile of tiny trees — and the willing hands that patted them into the ground — could someday protect Lake Huron and the people who love it, environmental workers believe. On Saturday, about 30 people dug holes, dumped fertilizer, filled in dirt, spread mulch, and carried ...

Marine Market: 134 years as a grocer

ALPENA — In decades past, almost every major Great Lakes port city offered a specialty grocery supplying freighters. In recent years, the operation of those supermarkets to the Great Lakes has dramatically changed. That is due to the presence of 1,000-foot freighters, as long as three ...

No more waiting: Alpena Sports Hall of Fame inducts 2019 class

ALPENA — The wait is over. After waiting and waiting, and then waiting some more, the Alpena Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 took its place among the area’s all-time best during the Hall of Fame’s annual banquet Saturday at the APlex. The Class of 2019 — Eric Puls, Terry Thomas ...

Alpena baseball team wins MacKenzie Invitational

All results/stats are as of press time BASEBALL Final scores from May 7 MacKenzie Invitational results Alpena 11 Ogemaw Heights 1 Alpena stats: Batting: Alex Cadarette, 2 hits; Matt Thompson, double, 2 RBI, run scored; Logan Momrik, 2 hits, RBI; Brady Pagels, 2 hits, 3 RBI, 2 ...