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Whitmer Marks Martin Luther King Day


Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued a proclamation declaring Monday, January 17, 2022 as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Michigan, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Governor Whitmer and Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist call on Michiganders to reflect

Land Conservancy Secures New Nature Preserve


There’s a new nature preserve in southwest Michigan. Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy President Peter TerLouw tells WSJM News the group last month cleared the purchase of the 160 acre Armintrout Milbocker Nature Preserve in Allegan. It sits

Improvements Planned For St. Joseph Park


A $690,000 improvement project planned for Whirlpool Centennial Park in St. Joseph has moved another step forward. During a meeting this past week, St. Joseph City Commissioners approved a request for proposals, agreeing to seek bids for

Andrews Running For Michigan House


There’s a new candidate in the running for the new 38th District in the Michigan House. Joey Andrews, who previously ran for state House in the current 79th District, is seeking the seat. The state’s redistricting commission

Part Of Lakeshore Drive To Close Monday


Part of Lakeshore Drive in St. Joseph will close on Monday for five weeks. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News it’s for a maintenance project. “Most folks would probably know it as Lakeshore

Border Seizures Up For 2021


US Customs and Border Protection is out with a report on its seizures over the past year at Michigan’s international crossings. The Detroit field office says it seized over 14,000 pounds of marijuana, 240 pounds of cocaine,