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Happy Mother’s Day from The News

Alpena News staffers wish a very happy Mother’s Day to their mothers for all they’ve done to make us the people we are today. Happy Mother’s Day to every mother out there!

Alpena water, sewer rates to increase in July

ALPENA — Water customers in Alpena will pay a little more for water and sewer services beginning July 1. At Monday’s Alpena Municipal Council meeting, the council voted to increase rates because of increased operational costs and infrastructure and maintenance needs. The cost of 1,000 ...

Task force takes on housing shortage threatening local employers

ALPENA — When environmental engineer Mallory Miller took a job with Lafarge Alpena, she didn’t know it would take her half a year to buy a house. Transferred from a sister Lafarge plant in Nashville last summer, Miller wasn’t sure she was going to be able to take the Alpena job when ...

Coaching duo Terry Thomas and Tom Lavoie headed to Alpena Sports Hall of Fame

ALPENA — As many former players can attest, Terry Thomas and Tom Lavoie made their mark during their time coaching the Alpena High girls basketball team. Thomas and Lavoie dedicated a lot of years to coaching Alpena youngsters the finer points of basketball and it’s hard to argue with ...