Alpena Newshttp://www.thealpenanews.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 24 Sep 2016 20:02:32 EDTSat, 24 Sep 2016 20:02:32 EDT festival kicks off, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTCrop damage due to deer on the rise - Herds of deer grazing in the distance in farm fields may be a welcome sight to Sunday drivers, but not to farmers in Alcona County.Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTLegislature looking at plastic bag ban bills Resource Facility Manager Stan Mischley said he doesn't foresee a ban on plastic bags taking place in Michigan "They've done bans in Hawaii and the city of San Francisco," he said.Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTProgress continues at new TBTA site - Contractors with Oak City Contracting of Alpena are steadily working on the new Thunder Bay Transportation Authority facility, TBTA Executive Director Theron Higgins said.Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDTSchool seeking grant, needs public's help - With just a click of a button you can help a local school receive a $25,000 grant for studying microplastics and its effects on local watersheds.Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EDT