Read The News’ candidate profiles

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The News over the past several days has published profiles of all candidates for competitive races in Northeast Michigan and all proposals that will appear on ballots in Alpena, Presque Isle, Montmorency, and Alcona counties. In case you missed any of the stories, The News has compiled all of ...

The Michigan Environmental Council helps jump-start nonprofits

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LANSING — Helping Black businesses that install solar power and diversifying environmental reporting are among the efforts of a new initiative by a Michigan environmental coalition. The Michigan Environmental Council nurtures such efforts with a program designed to help fledgling nonprofit ...

Officials: Parks filled to near capacity during 2022 camping season

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ALPENA — Last year was a successful year for the three Alpena County owned campgrounds and park officials say this year’s camping season was equally as good. Alpena County Parks and Recreation Commission Chairman Jeff Kowalski said Beaver Lake, Long Lake, and Sunken Lake parks were near ...

DPI: Second smell source found, fixed

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ALPENA — Clogged spray nozzles could have contributed to smells noticed by residents near Decorative Panels International, the company reported in a letter to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy filed last month. Resident complaints earlier this year triggered an ...

HUNT awarded for helping feds convict drug kingpin

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ALPENA — Actions by Huron Undercover Narcotics Team detectives provided the missing link needed to convict a man federal agents had investigated for years, according to a citation awarded to the officers on Friday. In December, HUNT detectives uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation in ...

Art in the Loft’s ‘An Evening with the ARTS’ Nov. 10

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ALPENA — Get ready to heighten all your senses at “An Evening with the ARTS,” on Nov. 10. The signature fundraiser will be held at Art in the Loft in downtown Alpena, surrounded by a beautiful array of artwork in the juried exhibit, “The Five Senses.” Some of the art even has scents ...