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Michigan Fire Deaths Up 144% in January


Fire deaths in Michigan were up by 144% during January. Michigan State Fire Marshal Kevin Sehlmeyer tells WSJM News the state has recorded 18 fires resulting in 22 deaths, all accidental and preventable. “One common thing that

MEDC Looking For More Investment Opportunties


Even though General Motors is investing seven billion dollars in electric vehicles and batteries in Michigan, the CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Quentin Messer, is looking for other opportunities. He told Michigan News Network one

Hiring Expected To Increase


A new survey from Robert Half shows that the job market will continue its recovery well into 2022. Practice director Neal Gilbert told Michigan News Network what’s driving the positive results from the company’s State of U.S.

Allegan County Teen Missing


A 13-year-old boy is missing from his Valley Township home in Allegan County, and the sheriff’s office believes he took his father’s 2006 Chrysler 300. Zander Canales is believed to be in the Holland area with friends

Michigan Reconnect Program Passes One Year


One year into its existence, the Michigan Reconnect program now has more than 91,000 people enrolled and seeking a higher education free of tuition. Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday the program, which pays for community college for

SMSO Director To Retire


Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra Director Sue Kellogg is retiring. The symphony says she’ll step down effective May 31 after 16 years as the director and 22 years total with the organization. Kellogg said she feels the timing

SMC Planning Forum For Black History Month


In honor of Black History Month, Southwestern Michigan College’s Diversity Committee and the Dowagiac Area History Museum are planning a panel discussion for February 24 with local police leaders. SMC says “Looking Back and Forward: Historic and

I&M Sending Crews To Help Out In Ohio


Indiana Michigan Power is sending more than 125 employees and contractors to AEP Ohio to assist with restoration of power. Crews from various portions of I&M’s service territory are on their way to Columbus, Ohio, where they