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Whitmer Comments On Oxford Shootings

Governor Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday afternoon released a message regarding the shootings at Oxford High School. Four students were killed in Tuesday’s incident in Oakland County. “We have a responsibility to protect each other from the gun

Whitmer Seeks Emergency COVID Testing Funds

From the Associated Press — Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s administration is asking lawmakers to quickly allocate $300 million in federal pandemic rescue funding to support COVID-19 testing at schools amid a fourth surge of infections in Michigan. The

High School Students Tour SMC Esports Arena

Southwestern Michigan College is touting its Esports program as Esports become more popular around the country. SMC Campus Life Director Jeff Hooks tells WSJM News students from Berrien Springs, Covert, and Hartford toured the new Esports Arena

State Announces Grants For Specialty Crops

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced more than $1.2 million in grants around the state to support the specialty crop industry. Among the recipients is the Michigan State Horticultural Society in Benton Harbor.

Michigan Farm Bureau Meeting This Week

There is a huge meeting of Michigan farmers taking place in Grand Rapids over the next couple of days. More than 400 farmers will meet for the Michigan Farm Bureau’s 102nd annual meeting. President Carl Bednarski told

Volunteer Day At Warren Dunes This Weekend

There will be a volunteer stewardship day at Warren Dunes State Park this weekend. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says everyone is invited to help remove bittersweet, autumn olive, honeysuckle, and other invasive plants on Saturday.

Wahmoff Farms Trees For Troops Event Held

Wahmoff Farms in Gobles is sending Christmas trees to American soldiers. Their 15th annual “Trees for Troops” loading event was held Monday. Trees will be taken to bases in Illinois and Missouri this year. Between 330 and

Rent Costs Rising Around Michigan, Nation

Rent prices are high during the pandemic. CoreLogic economist Molly Boesel told Michigan News Network this week the average price nationwide is $1,700 per month and about $1,400 in metro Detroit. “Rental vacancy rates are extremely low,

Busy Time For Christmas Tree Sales

With the holiday season upon us, about 75% of Michigan’s Christmas trees will be sold by the end of next weekend. Michigan Christmas Tree Association Executive Director Amy Start says many Christmas tree farms are being impacted