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MidMichigan Health won’t mandate employee vaccinations

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ALPENA — While many health systems have mandated employees receive the COVID-19 vaccination, MidMichigan Health will not be doing so at this time. “As of today, more than 66 percent of MidMichigan Health’s workforce has been vaccinated,” MidMichigan Health Public Relations Manager ...

Alpena Public Schools holding town hall to address parent questions

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ALPENA — Alpena Public Schools Superintendent Dave Rabbideau will address parent questions during a town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. today in Alpena High School’s front oval. Parents have voiced their concerns to the board over the last several meetings, asking the APS Board of Education ...

Keep track of Northeast Michigan’s COVID-19 data

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ALPENA -- Since public health officials reported the first Northeast Michigan infection on April 6, 2020, The News has kept tabs on the virus’ spread in the region. Hover over the interactive graphics below to see the data. If you’re viewing on a mobile device, turn your device ...

Soak a cop to save a life

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ROGERS CITY — Saving a life might mean getting a little wet. “I don’t know what I’ve gotten myself into,” said Rogers City Police Chief Jamie Meyer, pondering his chances of getting soaked during a Saturday “Dunk-a-Cop” suicide prevention event in Rogers City. Meyer and Presque ...