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World Bee Day

Thursday was World Bee Day and a west Michigan company this week is helping to keep the bee population alive across the state. Genji LeClair owns Great Lakes Bee Company in Fremont – north of Grand Rapids.

Much Of West Michigan In Severe Drought

Parts of west Michigan are experiencing a severe drought. That includes all of Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan counties and parts of eight others, including Berrien and Van Buren. Other counties are in a moderate drought. Kevin Robson

Thursday’s COVID-19 Numbers Released

Michigan has 1,372 new COVID-19 cases for Thursday. The Department of Health and Human Services says 74 deaths were recorded. with 61 being from reviews of vital records. The totals since March 2020 are now 881,057 cases

COVID-19 Cases Up By 1,560

Michigan has 1,560 new COVID-19 cases for Wednesday. The Department of Health and Human Services says 31 deaths were recorded. The totals since March 2020 are now 879,685 cases and 18,741 deaths. In southwest Michigan, Berrien County

State Searching For 2021 Christmas Tree

Temperatures are in the 70’s but the state is on the hunt for the state Christmas tree. Department of Technology, Management & Budget spokeswoman Khristyn Herman explains what they want. “What we’re looking for is a spruce

One Killed In I-94 Crash

Michigan State Police are investigating a crash between a pickup and a parked semi on westbound I-94 near mile marker 56 that killed one. Troopers say an 81-year-old Milwaukee man was killed when his pickup went off

President Biden Tours Ford Plant

President Biden toured a Ford electric car plant in Dearborn as part of an effort to tout his American Jobs Plan. The plan, which aims to create jobs by rebuilding US infrastructure, has gotten little support from

COVID-19 Cases Up 1,271

Michigan’s new COVID-19 cases for Tuesday are 1,271. The Department of Health and Human Services says that brings the total since March 2020 to 878,125. There were 83 deaths recorded with 27 through vital records reviews. A

Buchanan Moving On Andrews University Plan

Buchanan may start to look different soon based on the work of the city and Andrews University School of Architecture and Design. They have done a four-month partnership to reimagine development opportunities in the city. Anyone interested

New COVID-19 Cases Average 1,115

Michigan’s average number of new COVID-19 cases for Sunday and Monday is 1,115 as 2,230 people have tested positive. The Department of Health and Human Services says that brings the total since March 2020 to 876,854. There

LMC Offers STEM Summer Camps

Lake Michigan College’s Fab Lab will once again offer summer camps this coming season. Hanson Technology Center Director Chad Dee tells WSJM News the Fab Lab offers makers spaces that include a 3D printer, making it a

Wine Trail Launches New Website

The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail has launched a new website along with an updated printed map thanks to a grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the FDA. The new website comes