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Stay connected to us wherever you are! With TxtAlert, get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device. has the following message categories for you to choose from:

  • Breaking News - Get breaking news and emergency alert information for our area and around the nation.
  • Severe Weather Alerts - Be notified, 24 hours a day, when severe weather threatens your county. Information straight from the National Weather Service.
  • Daily Weather Forecast - Receive the local weather forecast as a text message each evening.
  • Community Events - Get information about what's going on in our community.
  • Community Partners - Get information directly from businesses in our community.
  • Trail & Road Conditions - Road construction updates (summer)/Weekday snowmobile trail reports in select areas, plus weekend weather information (winter).
  • High School Sports Scores - Stay up to date on your favorite high school sports teams.
  • School Closings/Delays/Notices (by County) - Be the first to know when your school is canceled or delayed.

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Message Groups

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1) Breaking News Alerts

2) Severe Weather (By County)

3) Daily Weather Forecast

4) Community Events

5) Community Partners

6) Trail and Road Conditions

7) High School Sports Scores

8) School Closings/Delays/Notices (By County)

8a) Antrim County

8b) Charlevoix County

8c) Cheboygan County

8d) Otsego County

8e) Emmet County

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