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Judge: City rule outlaws cannabis curbside pickup

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ALPENA — At an Alpena marijuana store, employees can deliver orders to customers’ front doorsteps, but — according to a city rule, as decided by a judge on Monday — not to the store’s parking lot. The rule seemingly makes little sense, but the city’s intent in writing the rule is ...

Partnership for township fire services possible

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ALPENA — Alpena Township officials plan to reach out to officials in other local municipalities, including Alpena, to gauge other communities' interest in partnering to provide fire services. After last year rejecting a proposed contract that would have allowed the Alpena Fire Department to ...

Besser students collect donations for needy

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ALPENA – The Besser Elementary School family shared the spirit of the holiday season by collecting canned goods and personal care items to help those in need. Between Nov. 14 and 23, Besser students, parents, and staff collected 2,077 items, with an additional 155 items donated by Hinks ...

Real Christmas trees are a familiar part of holiday traditions

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ALPENA — For Northeast Michiganders like Mac James and his family, there’s just something special and comfortably familiar about having a real Christmas tree in the house at Christmastime. “I like the smell of it, you know?,” James said. “The smell in the house. It just seems like ...

Locals applauded for big tree finds

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ALPENA — An Alpena tween took home top honors for Alpena County in ReLeaf Michigan’s 2022 Big Tree Hunt, the organization announced on Monday. William Meinhardt, 12, tracked down a tree honored by ReLeaf as the largest in the county, as submitted by contestants in the biennial ...