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Courtesy Photo Smitty from Hubbard Lake shot this big cow elk on Dec. 15, 2020 in Atlanta.

Local businesses awarded grant money through state program

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The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday the recipients of the state’s latest round of small business relief. It is a portion of the $52 million in state funding made available via the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant program, which provided needed funds to ...

Recently constructed ice rink a hit in Harrisville

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HARRISVILLE—The City of Harrisville is always looking for ways to make recreational activities available to its residents. Recently it constructed an ice rink that is already a hit with families looking to get out of the house and enjoy the winter season. Mayor Jeff Gehring said the idea ...

Man sentenced in Alpena gun threat case

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ALPENA — Saginaw man John Gaddy will spend more than two years in prison for threatening an Alpena woman with a gun. During a January bench trial — in which the judge takes the place of a jury — Judge Ed Black found Gaddy guilty of the assault that stemmed from a fake drug ...

Police Blotter: 2 car-deer crashes in Presque Isle County

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. PRESQUE ISLE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE For the period of Feb. 7-14 Complaints handled: 33 Police runs: 17 Persons investigated: 125 Autos investigated: 43 Traffic stops: 8 Citations: ...

1 more death, but few new infections

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ALPENA — One more Alpena County resident confirmed positive with COVID-19 has died and three more have been confirmed infected as testing numbers remain low, health officials reported on Wednesday. Only 16 people took advantage of a large-scale testing event in Alpena on Feb. 13, according ...

DHD4 to add more employees to aid with workload

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ALPENA — The District Health Department No. 4 Health Board on Tuesday agreed to hire more temporary employees to help offset the workload Health Department employees are experiencing because of the coronavirus pandemic. Health Officer Denise Bryan told the board the Health Department ...

City trying to recoup more than $800K in back taxes

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ALPENA—The City of Alpena is taking action to recoup more than $800,000 in back taxes from a local manufacturer. At Monday’s Alpena Municipal Council meeting, council voted unanimously to have city attorney Bill Pfeifer serve the Alpena Prototype Biorefinery LLC, American Process Inc, and ...

Man sentenced to at least 10 years in rape case

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ALPENA — A man will spend at least 10 years behind bars after accepting a plea deal in the sexual assault of an Alpena teen. Though declaring himself innocent, Jeremiah McLean on Tuesday pleaded no contest to accusations that he bound, raped, and strangled a 15-year-old girl at an Alpena ...

DHD4 reports one new infection

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ALPENA — The District Health Department No. 4 daily update on COVID-19 data showed on Tuesday that there was only one new case in its three-county area that includes Alpena, Montmorency, and Presque Isle counties. District Health No. 2 has not updated its statistics since Friday, and it is ...

Police Blotter: ALCONA COUNTY

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. ALCONA COUNTY For the week of Feb. 8-14 55 complaints were handled, resulting in the following: Car/Deer: 6 Traffic/Traffic Stop: 9 Warrant Arrest: 1 Property Damage Accident: ...

Officials: Alpena stepped up to care for foster children during 2020

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ALPENA — Northeast Michigan kids in need of a stable foster home had a good chance of getting what they needed — even during a pandemic. While some potential parents were reluctant to take the leap into fostering and distancing regulations posed challenges to fostering recruitment and ...

1 more resident dies; 12 new infections reported

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ALPENA — Another Presque Isle County resident has died while infected with COVID-19. The resident is the 25th resident in the county who has died after being infected since the onset of the pandemic. Public health officials on Monday, reported that 10 Alpena County residents and two Presque ...

Traffic light out, stop signs in at Miller, 2nd Ave intersection

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There is going to be a slight change in how motorists in Alpena will navigate the intersection at Miller Street and 2nd Avenue. During Monday’s meeting, the Alpena Municipal Council voted 5-0 to remove the traffic light, which is blinking yellow and red, and utilize stop signs on both ...

Police Blotter: MONTMORENCY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

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Recent actions by law enforcement agencies in Northeast Michigan. This has been only lightly edited. MONTMORENCY COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT Update on Feb. 15, 2021 Total: 73 Alarms: 4 Animal Control: 5 Traffic Arrests: 0 OWI Arrests: 0 Drug Arrests: 0 Warrant Arrests: ...

Spending Valentine’s on the ice

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ALPENA — On a chilly Valentine’s Day, few anglers were trying their luck on the ice of Northeast Michigan’s largest lakes during the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ annual February free fishing weekend. Her family had been on Long Lake ice an hour and a half with no fish to ...

Local school board ROUNDUP: APS recommends asbestos contract

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∫ The Alpena Public Schools Board of Education’s Property Committee recommends the board award an asbestos abatement contract to Total Environmental for the district’s asbestos abatement projects in the amount of $198,200. The district will be doing asbestos abatement at Hinks, Besser, ...