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New shipwreck found in Lake Superior


There’s been a big find for the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society. Director Bruce Lynn says their research vessel found a long lost shipwreck, the Satellite, in Lake Superior north of Whitefish Point. That tug boat went

UAW negotiations with Big 3 begin


A first time ever Members Handshake has kicked off the UAW’s side of contract talks with the Big 3. UAW President Shawn Fain, who skipped the traditional handshake with automotive company leaders ahead of the negotiations, instead

New Juneteenth law praised by local leaders


With Michigan’s governor signing legislation this week making Juneteenth a state holiday, local Black leaders are praising the significance of the change.  The law means that in Michigan, June 19 will be celebrated as Juneteenth, a day

Hagar Township looking to fill two vacancies


Hagar Township is looking for applicants for a couple of vacancies. Township Supervisor Izzy DiMaggio tells us the township treasurer has submitted her letter of resignation. So, they need a replacement. “She just submitted her letter of

State Street Meats closing


State Street Meats in downtown St. Joseph is giving up on retail meat sales. The store will stage a closing sale Thursday and Friday, then exit the retail segment of its business. State Street Meats is co-owned

Jody Lee Velthouse

Jody Lee Velthouse, 59, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2023 in Niles, Michigan. Jody was born on August 14, 1963 in Niles, Michigan to Ted Lynn Velthouse and Bonita “Bonnie” (Richmond) Velthouse. Left to cherish the

More big Lotto jackpots this week


No one won the big Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday night, so Friday’s jackpot grows to $560 million dollars. It’s just the seventh time in the game’s 21 year history the jackpot has surged past $550 million. Meanwhile,

MSU Entomologist comments on summer bugs


Are you noticing a lot of bugs this summer? Some people complain about mosquitoes and ants, but Michigan State University entomologist Howard Russell doesn’t think it’s been that bad. “I think it’s just a normal summer,” Russell

Actor Hill Harper running for Senate in Michigan


It’s a growing Democratic field looking to replace Michigan U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, who is not running for re-election. Actor, writer, and businessman Hill Harper formally announced his candidacy Wednesday with a mid-day rally in Detroit’s Cadillac