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Alpena area saw normal weather patterns in March

ALPENA — It may have seemed like the temperatures and snow last month were not on par with what March weather typically offers, but the initial report from the National Weather Service shows most weather categories were near the historical long-term average. Current forecasts predict the ...

NEMCSA to hold public hearing

The NEMCSA – Region 9 Area Agency on Aging will conduct a public hearing on its proposed Multi-Year Implementation Plan for Fiscal Years 2023-2025 at the NEMCSA building, 2569 U.S.-23 South in Alpena on Monday, May 23 at 1 p.m. The plan will outline the use of funds and provision of ...

Avery headed to trial in June if plead not entered

ALPENA -- A former Alpena County Fair Board member accused of using a hidden camera to record underage girls during a pageant will head to trial in June if he doesn't enter a plea in the next 30 days. Bradley Avery is charged with one count of possession of child sexually abusive material, ...

WITH VIDEO: First marijuana dispensary to open in Alpena

ALPENA — The first marijuana dispensary in Alpena is set to open today, nearly four years after voters in Michigan voted to legalize the use and sale of the drug. Neighborhood Provisions, located on Washington Avenue, celebrated the shop’s imminent opening Thursday afternoon with a ribbon ...

Masks lawsuit against Alpena Public Schools dismissed

ALPENA— A legal challenge to an Alpena Public Schools face mask requirement has fallen as Judge Ed Black of the 26th Circuit Court dismissed a parent group’s lawsuit. That lawsuit continued even after the district in mid-February dropped its mask mandate as the number of reported COVID-19 ...

Former judge gets 180 days for drunk driving

ALPENA — Former Alpena judge Michael Mack on Monday pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge incurred in spring of 2021. Judge Lynne Buday, of Kalkaska County, sentenced Mack to 180 days in jail, with credit for eight days served. Buday delayed the remaining 172 days and Mack will not have ...