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Safety forum at Alpena Community College

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The Alpena Community College Consultation, Education and Training (CET) program will host a Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration Safety Forum from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 23. The free event offers an opportunity for businesses to talk with construction and general industry ...

$6,500 raised at sporting clay shoot

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ALPENA — More than $6,500 was raised by 11 teams participating in this year’s Clays for a Cause sporting clay shoot event hosted by the Annual Support Committee of the MidMichigan Health Foundation’s Development Council serving Alpena, the group said in a news release. The funds will ...

Recycling growing pains

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ALPENA — Area residents wishing to recycle their paper, plastic and cardboard goods can still drop them off at any of the nine county service sites provided by the Alpena Resource Recovery Facility, but, as of Oct. 1, Greenway recycling services no longer accepts recyclable goods at its ...

Groups partner to reduce trash at cook-off

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ALPENA — The Alpena Downtown Development Authority is teaming up with Plastics FLOAT to reduce waste during Saturday’s Chowder and Chili Cook-off event. Plastics FLOAT is a 4-H student group that helps reduce plastic waste in the community. FLOAT means For the Love of Alpena Today, ...

Enrollment steady, area schools report

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ALPENA — Wednesday was fall count day for schools around the state and some local school districts counted enrollment near where they stood last year. The Michigan Department of Education reports that students counted in the fall represent 90 percent of schools’ per-pupil state ...

City to residents: Tell us what you want

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ALPENA — In order to update their comprehensive plans with the ideas and concerns of residents in mind, the City of Alpena, Alpena County, as well as Green, Ossineke and Wilson townships, have shared resources to have a survey created in which the results will be used to craft the next ...

Documentary explores Native American history

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ALPENA — The award-winning documentary “Mindjimendamowin (Blood Memory)” will be presented during a free showing at The Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center at 7 p.m. Oct. 12. Directed, written, and produced by Harrisville resident Mary Ellen Jones, “Mindjimendamowin” has won a ...

‘Innovative,’ ‘positive’

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TRAVERSE CITY— State and federal lawmakers representing Northeast Michigan expressed optimism on Wednesday as Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration and Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge announced an agreement to replace a section of Line 5, twin, 65-year-old crude oil pipes that critics have ...

Airport nears goal

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Regional Airport is closing in on its goal of 10,000 airplane boardings, which would entitle the airport to a $1 million subsidy from the Federal Aviation Administration. So far this year, the airport has recorded nearly 1,000 more enplanements than at this ...

Wet September, but not the wettest

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ALPENA — The month of September was a wet one, with almost four inches of rain falling, surpassing the normal September precipitation by almost an inch but still not breaking records. In September, 3.88 inches of rain fell in Alpena, according to the National Weather Service. The normal ...

Coffee with a cop

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News Photo by Julie Goldberg Left to right, Michigan State Police Trooper Ashley Simpson, Gary Villeneuve, Alpena County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Michelle Reid, and Barbara Villeneuve sit Wednesday at McDonald’s during a Coffee with a Cop event. There were troopers from the State Police ...

Error causes months of delay on Cedar Lake dam project

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HARRISVILLE — An engineering error is causing further delay in the Cedar Lake dam project. The Alcona County Road Commission is acting as the drain commission to facilitate the repair of a failing dam at the north end of the lake. It has been an ongoing battle for about two years, ...

College night

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Courtesy Photo Alpena High School held its annual college night on Tuesday, a scene from which is seen in this photo provided by the school. Representatives from colleges, vocational schools, the military, and local agenices attended the event to answer questions and explain programs to ...

Flying forward

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ALPENA — Construction of the new terminal at Alpena County Regional Airport could begin early next week. The needed equipment is already on-site and crews are standing at the ready to begin. Airport Manager Steve Smigelski said there is a pre-construction meeting slated for Monday and he ...

Downtown parking garage considered

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ALPENA — The City of Alpena and the Alpena Downtown Development Authority board have been trying to solve the parking issue downtown for many years. During Tuesday’s DDA meeting, Executive Director Anne Gentry said officials are considering construction of a new parking structure. The ...

County sets road priorities

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ALPENA — The Alpena County Road Commission has compiled a list of possible future projects that could be completed in the next couple of years. Road work could happen on Wolf Creek Road at Nicholson Hill Road for one mile south; Wolf Creek Road for one mile south to Scott Road; French ...

Alpena to honor fallen firefighters

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ALPENA — The Alpena Municipal Council voted 4-0 on Monday to approve a special event called Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters, which will pay tribute to some of the state’s heroes who lost their lives trying to help others. So far this year, 69 firefighters have been killed in ...

Sponsors sought for Haunted Halloween Weekend

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HARRISVILLE — The Harrisville State Park is hosting its seventh annual Haunted Halloween Weekend, and there is still time for local businesses to participate. Parks and Recreation Supervisor Eric Ostrander started the event when he first came to the Harrisville park as a way to increase ...

Presque Isle library to host first TEDx event in NE Michigan

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CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect that the TEDx event at the Rogers City Theater runs from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday. The end time was incorrect in the original version of this story. ROGERS CITY — The Presque Isle District Library will host its first TEDx event on Friday ...