County to seek input before deciding use for opioid settlement

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ALPENA — County leaders will seek the advice of people involved with addiction-fighting efforts as they decide how to spend more than $1 million headed toward the county in coming months. On Tuesday, Alpena County commissioners agreed they would hold off until the county’s portion of ...

Alpena Farmers Market offering reusable bags, kids program Saturday

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ALPENA — In an effort to eliminate single-use bags, the Alpena Farmers Market is offering free reusable bags to shoppers this Saturday. The Alpena Farmers Market’s Ban the Bag program started last year, thanks to a Community Impact Grant through the Community Foundation for Northeast ...

DPI denies ongoing nuisance-level odors

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ALPENA — In a response to an odor violation notice issued recently by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, Decorative Panels International on Tuesday detailed several steps it has taken to reduce odors coming from its wastewater lagoon. It also said it is not ...

Inmate ‘chirps’ to earn pennies for county

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ALPENA — Alpena County will earn pennies from jail inmates communicating with the outside world after county commissioners on Tuesday approved a change to a contract between the Alpena County Jail and a communications company. Jail Administrator Christina Bednarski told commissioners she had ...