Virtual MLK Day event to feature Baratunde Thurston

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ALPENA — As the COVID-19 pandemic lingers on, many events have returned to a virtual format, including Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day TED Talk and discussion. The MLK Jr. Day Committee of Northeast Michigan will host a Zoom discussion at 7 p.m. on Monday, featuring a 15-minute TED ...

Improved lighting a first step to upping intersection safety

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ALPENA — Young people navigating a busy intersection are one step closer to a safer walk to school, city leaders say. After a vehicle struck a Thunder Bay Junior High School student in October, city, township, and Alpena Public Schools officials met to consider ways to improve safety at the ...

WITH VIDEO: No injuries in snowy-day slide-off

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ALPENA — Nobody was injured when a vehicle overturned on slushy roads on Woodward Avenue in Alpena around 10 a.m. on Friday. The driver, attempting to turn from southbound Woodward into the north entrance to the Alpena APlex, slid into the ditch, and his vehicle toppled into its side, ...

Fatal crash reported in Alcona County

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HARRISVILLE — An Alcona County driver died when his vehicle overturned in a crash possibly related to alcohol and speed, police said on Friday. Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, Harrisville Township resident Keith Thompson, 37, was northbound on Poor Farm Road in Haynes Township when his vehicle left ...

WITH VIDEO: No injuries in train vs. SUV crash

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OSSINEKE — A slow-motion collision between a train and an SUV injured none but left a driver shaken in Ossineke Thursday morning. A driver headed south on Ossineke Road near Piper Road, engrossed in conversation, did not see a northbound train approaching at a slow speed or hear its horn. ...

Report: Child care severely lacking in Northeast Michigan

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ALPENA -- Child care remains severely lacking in Northeast Michigan, according to a report this week from the Michigan League for Public Policy. Alpena, Presque Isle, Montmorency, and Alcona counties in November counted a combined 1,277 spots at 13 child care centers, according to reports ...