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      Government shutdown hits Alpena-area facilities

      <p> <font size="2">The effects of the partial federal government shutdown are being felt at facilities in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.</font> </p>

      The effects of the partial federal government shutdown are being felt at facilities in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula.

      Col. Bryan Teff is commander of the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. He says that workers have been sent home and travel and training are on hold.

      The center offers support, facilities, instruction and airspace for the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and others.

      The U.S. Coast Guard Station in Alpena also is among those feeling the effects of the government shutdown. Officer in Charge Mark Szobostley says the station will be available for help in case of any area emergencies, but training won't be taking place.