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New Winter Pure Michigan Campaign Underway

Pure Michigan is kicking off a regional advertising campaign for winter in Michigan. Travel Michigan Vice President Dave Lorenz told Michigan News Network this week that radio, TV, and digital ads will run in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus,

Silverdome Implosion Set For Tomorrow

A send-off for the Silverdome is planned for this weekend. Come Sunday morning, demo crews will implode what’s left of the old stadium that was the site for many a Lions game, along with other iconic events

Big Brothers, Big Sisters Honors Volunteers

Some volunteers for Big Brothers, Big Sisters Berrien and Cass have been saluted by the organization with Outstanding Service Awards. At the group’s annual gala this month, Big Brothers, Big Sisters Berrien and Cass Director Jenny Miner

Bears In The Air Takes Off

South Bend International Airport is now collecting Teddy bears for its annual Bears in the Air campaign. The campaign started Friday, and on Tuesday, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg was among the local officials to stop by

Snowmobile Season Begins, Snow Or No Snow

Snowmobile season opened this Friday across Michigan, even though there isn’t much snow. John Pepin with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources told Michigan News Network why the season begins December 1st. “That’s because that’s the date

Calley Talks About Race For Governor

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley has kicked off his campaign for governor. Speaking with WSJM’s Pat Moody this week, Calley said he wants to move up to the governor’s office because he’d like to continue the policies of

Toy Safety Report Released

It’s not all fun and games when it comes to children’s toys, as the annual Trouble in Toyland report from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group points out. There are concerns over lead content, inaccurate or misleading

Bill Would Allow More Frog Hunting

From the Associated Press — Legislation that has advanced another step in Michigan would let hunters kill frogs year round and lift a ban against spearing frogs by using an artificial light. The House passed the bill 69-39

One Killed In Hartford Crash

A crash between a passenger vehicle and a semi has killed one adult and injured two kids in Van Buren County. It happened around 7:30 a.m. near the intersection of County Road 678 and 66th Avenue in

New OutCenter Programs Focus On Moms

A new focus at the OutCenter in Benton Harbor — moms. OutCenter Director Mary Jo Schnell tells WSJM News the last presidential election brought a lot of mothers through the OutCenter’s doors, concerned about trends they were