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Street performers entertain in Alpena

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Street performers were providing entertainment for people visiting Downtown Alpena Friday evening, including this man who played his guitar and sang for people at Culligan Plaza.

Fournier has successful bear hunt

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Eight-year-old hunter Autumn Fournier, pictured here with her dad Andre Fournier and brother Ethan Fournier, recently had a successful bear hunt. Andre Fournier is a bear guide and the bear track was started by the family’s hound Gus.

Alpena Gun & Knife Show Oct. 10-11 at NLA

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Alpena Gun & Knife Show will be held Oct. 10 and 11 at Northern Lights Arena, 751 Woodward Ave., Alpena, next to the APlex. The show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 per person. This Alpena gun show is hosted by Sport Shows Promotions. ...

APS working through resurfacing issues with TBJH track

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ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools has run into a few hurdles while trying to complete the resurfacing of the track at the Thunder Bay Junior High School. APS Supervisor of Facilities Kurt Konieczny said the district hired Hanover-based Current Surfaces Inc. to resurface the track, but the ...

Renovation continues to restore Royal Knight Theater

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The renovation project to restore the former Royal Knight Theater in Alpena is well on its way and as contractors peel away the deteriorating facade from the building, the original brickwork has begun to appear. When completed, the entire building will be renovated, and the brick walls ...

Numbers shift slightly; free testing available

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ALPENA — One more Presque Isle County resident tested positive for coronavirus and one more Alpena County resident recovered from the disease, local public health officials said on Thursday. District Health Department No. 4 officials also announced a drive-thru testing event is planned from ...

Tractor-trailer catches fire

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Firefighters with the Alpena Township Fire Department on Wednesday work to extinguish a tractor-trailer that caught on fire behind Stoney Acres Winery. Firefighters from both stations were dispatched at 8:14 p.m. Township Fire Chief Dave Robbins said they arrived to find the tractor-trailer ...

Grant money to help local courts with tech upgrades

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ALPENA — More than $54,000 promised to Alpena County will cover the bill for new technology to help ease the crunch of the coronavirus in local courtrooms. Alpena courts received word last week that the county was approved for a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, earmarked for ...

King outraised, outspent Kieliszewski

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ALPENA—Incumbents, and their challengers, who participated in the August primary election have filed their post-primary election finance reports. As anticipated there was a significant amount of money raised and spent during the controversial sheriff’s race in Alpena County. Candidates ...

POLICE BLOTTER: Rogers City Police Department

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Recent actions by law enforcement in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. ROGERS CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT August 2020 Total complaints: 172 Arrests: 9 Intimidation/Stalking: 7 Assault Investigations: 2 Fraud Investigations: 2 Larceny: 2 Traffic Stops: ...

Two more recover; self-quarantine urged after possible exposure

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ALPENA — Local Public Health officials on Wednesday reported two more Montmorency County residents have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. That means a total of 158 Northeast Michiganders have recovered from the disease so far, including 104 Alpena County ...

Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Cox rallies base in Alpena

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ALPENA — Energized, motivated, and excited. Those are a few words Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox used to describe Republican voters in Michigan and for its candidates. Cox was in Alpena Tuesday and Wednesday to rally local support for G.O.P. candidates from local races to ...

Osbourne appointed new Alpena County commissioner

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ALPENA—The Alpena County Board of Commissioners appointed a new representative for District. 6 during a special meeting on Wednesday. Kevin Osbourne, who was the only candidate for the appointment, was interviewed by the commissioners and then appointed after a 7-0 vote of the board to ...

Questionnaires returned ahead of jury selection for Winfield trial

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ALPENA — Several hundred potential jurors for an upcoming two-week trial for former Alpena Public Schools teacher Heather Winfield returned mailed questionnaires, sharing information that may exclude them from being required to show up for jury duty on Oct. 15. The questionnaires are part ...

Rogers City amping up safety measures at key intersection

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The City of Rogers City and the Michigan Department of Transportation are taking measures to help ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists using a busy intersection downtown. Mayor Scott McLennan said the city had approached the regional MDOT office in Alpena and it has agreed to have ...

Residents urged to explore during Michigan Trails Week Challenge

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ALPENA — Go take a hike, state environmentalists are telling Northeast Michigan residents. Next week, Sept. 20-27, is Michigan Trails Week. To highlight the importance of trails to the health and happiness of state residents, a pair of organizations are hoping to tally 100,000 miles of trail ...

POLICE BLOTTER: Alcona County Sheriff’s Office

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. ALCONA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE For the week of Sept. 7-13 109 complaints were handled resulting in the following: Car/Deer: 9 Traffic/Traffic Stop: 43 Mental: 2 Medical: ...

Fire breaks out at pellet facility

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ALPENA — Firefighters hose off after fighting a fire at the Greenway Pellet facility, located on the Decorative Panels International property, early this morning. Alpena Fire Department crews were called to the Ford Avenue facility about 5 a.m. and arrived to find the metal-sided building ...