The Michigan Historical Commission has added four new historical markers to the more than 1700 green and gold signs found across the state. Continue reading
This year’s below-normal temperatures have been making it hard for many people to even step outside. Some Michigan ski resorts say the cold is also translating to fewer people hitting the slopes. Continue reading
The state is ramping up efforts to increase vaccination rates after Michigan ranked fourth-highest in the nation last year for vaccination waiver requests. Continue reading
Meteorologists say, some places in the state have had the coldest first half of the month on record. Continue reading
The improvements will allow three companies to expand, creating 135 new full time jobs. Continue reading
Let’s face it, whether you’re in a relationship or not, many people say Valentine’s Day is overrated. Continue reading
State lawmakers have introduced a bill that they say will help counter the rising cost of higher education, giving they say high school students an earlier chance to earn credits at a four-year University.
Right now, dual enrollment is allowed only at community colleges. Continue reading
Four Michigan schools are being recognized by the State Department of Education for their programs preparing students for future careers.
Habitat for Humanity Michigan was recently awarded a grant of 1.1 million dollars to help Michigan families find homes. Continue reading
Late winter can be a tough time for animal shelters. Adoption rates tend to slow down as people enjoy the holidays and settle in for the new year.
Downtown Alpena has been chosen as a launch site for the newest generation of Holiday Inn Express hotels. Continue reading
It’s called Student Tools for Emergency Planning, or STEP. It’s a curriculum that helps teachers prepare students for emergencies like tornadoes, flooding and storms. Continue reading
Police say 57-year old, Mary Carol Allen is in need of medication and is considered endangered. She was last seen January 22nd at her home on Avery street in Alpena.
Joel Jett is Chief of Police for the Alpena City Police Department.
He said there is growing concern to locate Allen due to the cold temperatures and her medical condition.
“From the time that it was reported Sunday afternoon up until today, we are expending all resources that we can in our attempts to locate her.”
Jett said air search crews from the state police have been working in along with ground searchers and canine units.
Mary Allen is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall, 130 pounds with graying brown hair and brown eyes. Police say she might be wearing glasses.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Alpena Police department at (989) 354-1800 or the Michigan State Police.
But one of the state’s largest utilities is offering some extra help for its customers. Continue reading
There’s a new tool aimed at addressing this issue by bringing driving simulations right into the patients home. Continue reading
Asteroid 2004 BL86 passed by Earth last night, with astronomers saying it passed at around three times the distance of the moon.
Mary Stewart Adams is Program Director for the Headlands International Dark Sky Park in Emmet County.
She said by studying things like the asteroid’s composition, we can expand our understanding of how things work in the universe.
“We find out more and more about how our universe began, how our planetary system developed. It’s always just a great opportunity to see something new that we haven’t seen before and see if we can find out something that we don’t already know.”
Adams said the significance of this particular asteroid is it’s size and brightness.
Astronomers say the asteroid is somewhere between 400 and 900 meters wide.
Adams said this is the closest and largest asteroid that’s going to pass by Earth for the next 15 to 20 years.
Fresh from his fifth state of the state address, Governor Rick Snyder announced today new opportunities to address the state’s skilled trades gap.
It garnered national attention last year after a list was released revealing a federal investigation of dozens of colleges for their handling of sexual abuse claims. Continue reading
The “Sprout Lab” is an entrepreneurship program focused on identifying agricultural innovators, and engaging them in the state’s entrepreneur ecosystem. Continue reading
According to MSU Extension Services, farmers could save 13% on operational costs this year compared to last, based on current gas prices.
Jerry Lindquist is with the MSU Extension Services.
He said, “Gas prices will be a benefit the longer they stay down as we approach the planting season. It will reduce the price of operations with running of equipment, especially at the tillage time, planting time, and then if it should last into the fall, through the harvest season as well.”
Lindquist said savings will be a particular benefit for producers in northern Michigan, where corn and soybeans are predicted to be less profitable this year, due to low commodity prices.
Alpena County Regional Airport is currently applying for grants with MDOT and the FAA, that would pay design and construction costs. Continue reading
The funding for the food pantries come from the Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan. Continue reading
185. As of January 6th, Health officials said that was the number of influenza hospitalizations so far in Michigan. Continue reading
Next month, the park will receive the Innovative Recreation Programming award from the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association. Continue reading
One of the grants is earmarked to recruit foster families in Montmorency county. Continue reading