Blue light specials will be going away in Alpena, Sault Ste. Marie, Manistee and Fenton. Additional closures will occur in the Grand Rapids and Jackson areas.
A small community in Northern Michigan has used a unique asset to help rejuvenate a struggling economy.
During the first two weeks of April over a thousand soldiers from various military branches will descend on Northern Michigan for a joint training exercise.
Sergeant Jeremie Mead is the community relations specialist for Camp Grayling, where multiple parts of the exercise will take place.
Logo for the race
Attention Michigan runners, swimmers and bikers, there’s a new reason to start training for the summer.
A new triathlon is coming to North-East Michigan in August, and event organizers are claiming it will be a rough race.
The Department of Natural Resources plans to reduce its tree harvest in the Chippewa Hills forest by 50%.
They’re cutting back after receiving phone calls from citizens and environmental groups who complained the DNR was going overboard.
Photo courtesy of the NAPCH
Over 300 dogs are in Alpena for the week, and they are there for serious business.
The dogs are going through training for their K-9 team at the CRTC Air Force base. Continue reading
Residents and tourists in Michigan have some new historical destinations to learn about.
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
Visitors to Alpena will have a new lodging option beginning this summer, and it promises to be one of the first of it’s kind in the United States.
Downtown Alpena has been chosen as a launch site for the newest generation of Holiday Inn Express hotels. Continue reading
Thursday marks one week since an Alpena woman went missing. Now police are asking for the public’s help in locating her.
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.
The airport serving northeast lower Michigan is planning to build a new passenger terminal that would be triple the size of its current facility.
Alpena County Regional Airport is currently applying for grants with MDOT and the FAA, that would pay design and construction costs. Continue reading
School kids across Michigan are stepping out of the classroom and onto buses for, what for many, is their favorite time of the year, field trips.
Some that are within driving distance of Alpena are learning about a unique part of Michigan history…shipwrecks. Continue reading
Alpena is known for being the “Sanctuary of the Great Lakes”.
A common condition from deep water diving is one reason why the local hospital features two hyperbaric chambers. Continue reading
The concept of self-identity for communities in the state of Michigan has become a trend over recent years, partially due to the growth of the “Pure Michigan” campaign.
Some cities, like Alpena, are already engaged in the process. Others, like Mount Pleasant, are just beginning the process to answer the question “Who are we?” Continue reading
Michigander’s awoke to new record low temperatures Friday morning.
The Michigan State Police recently gave their 2013 Trooper of year award to a Central Michigan University alumni who has served as a state trooper for 17 years. Continue reading
Alpena County is being recognized by the state for its “Economic Leadership in Energy Efficiency.”