Local News Archives

Part Of I-196 To Be Closed

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There will be intermittent traffic closures on I-196 and Blue Star Highway Wednesday morning between 8 and 11 near the Palisades power plant. The International Transmission Company, or ITC, will be installing a new transmission line in

Support Grows For Pipeline Tunnel

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As many have lined up in opposition to build a tunnel for Line 5 in the Straits of Mackinac, the Michigan Building and Construction Trades Council supports the tunnel, saying it would create 600 to 1,000 jobs.

UAW Rips GM Restructuring Plans

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By Doug Cunningham UAW Vice President Terry Dittes says taxpayers, workers and politicians didn’t bail out General Motors during the Great Recession so they could just decide to destroy U.S. jobs as they pile up massive profits.

Wendzel Receives Committee Assignment

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State Representative-elect Pauline Wendzel has received her first committee assignment in the Michigan House. She will serve on the House Committee on Committees for the 2019-2020 legislative term. The Committee on Committees chooses chairs and members of

Proos Talks Heating Assistance

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Now that winter is here, state Senator John Proos is reminding everyone of where they can turn for help if they have trouble staying on top of their heating bills. He tells us there is a simple

Red Cross Asks For Donors

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The American Red Cross in the Great Lakes region says it has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors as the holiday season continues. Those donations often decline around the holidays as regular donors are busy

Analyst Talks GM Plant Closures

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The potential closure of five plants, including two in Michigan, are part of a restructuring announcement by General Motors. The plants impacted include the Hamtramck Assembly Plant in Detroit and Warren Transmissions Operations in Warren. Kristen Dzichzek

Marijuana Legalization To Become Official

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  Recreational marijuana will officially become legal on December 6 following the certification of the election by the State Board of Canvassers in Lansing this week. Rick Thompson is with NORML, which helped with the legalization effort.

Money Allocated For New Soo Lock

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$32 million has been awarded to the new Soo Lock project in Sault Ste. Marie. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers tells us the money is in the fiscal year 2019 work plan. Soo Lock Project Manager

Snow Likely Won’t Stick Around Long

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Several inches of snow currently blanket southwest Michigan thanks to the first winter storm of the season, but it won’t be around for too long. Farmerweather.com and MLive meteorologist Mark Torregrossa says warmer temperatures are coming later

Former MSU President Arraigned

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Former Michigan State University president Lou Anna Simon is now officially facing charges in Eaton County, just west of Lansing. She’s been charged with lying to police, regarding if she knew former sports doctor Larry Nassar was

Income House Speaker Talks Road Funding

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What do you think of the roads in Michigan? Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer pledged to fix the roads during her campaign, but she’ll be working with a Republican controlled House and Senate. Republican Lee Chatfield is the new

Retailers Optimistic

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This holiday shopping season is expected to be a good one for retailers. Meagan Holland of the Michigan Retailers Association tells Michigan News Network the organization does a monthly survey in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank

United Way Auction Starts Tomorrow

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The United Way of Southwest Michigan is gearing up for another Bid United online auction. To be held next week, Bid United is a totally online auction with a wide variety of items and services up for

Grant For LMC to Prevent Sex Assault

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A $1 million grant to prevent sexual assault on college campuses has been announced by the Michigan Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program. Included in that allocation is $6,500 for Lake Michigan College. Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder