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Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk Held

The annual Mackinac Bridge Walk is back in person this year. About 30,000 people crossed the five-mile span this year. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was there to celebrate the Labor Day tradition. “I think it’s important to

Michigan Wolverines Football Announcers To Retire

Michigan football broadcasters Jim Brandstatter and Dan Dierdorf have announced this season will be their last in the broadcast booth. Brandstatter thanked his listeners, wife, and Dierdorf during the announcement, which came just before Michigan kicked off

Highway Rest Stops To Close For Upgrades

The Michigan Department of Transportation will close several of its rest areas in the coming month for maintenance work. In southwest Michigan, the Watervliet rest area on westbound I-94 will be closed September 9 through September 29.

Mackinac Bridge Walk Returns Moday

The Mackinac Bridge Walk makes its triumphant return this Monday after being canceled last year due to the pandemic. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson James Lake, speaking on the MDOT podcast Talking Transportation this week, said vehicle

Bangor Apple Festival Set For Next Month

Set for next month is the Bangor Apple Festival. It will take place between October 7 and October 9 after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Organizers say the annual event features food, entertainment, games,

South Haven Disk Golf Course To Open Friday

South Haven’s new public disk golf course will open Friday. Retired South Haven Visitors Bureau Director Scott Reinert tells WSJM News the course is a partnership between several South Haven area groups. It’s located on property owned

Whitmer Slams New Texas Abortion Law

Governor Gretchen ?Whitmer has released a statement, slamming the new abolition law in Texas. Her office has released the following: Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow a draconian

ArtPrize Returning For 2021

ArtPrize returns to Grand Rapids this year and Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will showcase one of the entries,”Sword in the Sphinx” by Virginia Lee Montgomery. Assistant curator at Meijer Gardens, Jochen Wierich, says he’s excited for