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Gas Prices Heading Up

A cold snap and power outages in Texas are leading to some sticker shock today at Michigan gas stations. Patrick Dehaan at Gas Buddy told Michigan News Network he’s been watching the steady creeping up of gas

State Reports Thursday COVID Numbers

Michigan is reporting 888 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that brings the state’s total to more than 578,000 since the pandemic started in March. There were 85

Nesbitt Broadband Legislation Approved By Senate

Legislation from state Senator Aric Nesbitt aimed at increasing the rollout of broadband internet around Michigan has been approved by the Senate. Nesbitt’s office has released the following: The state Senate on Thursday approved a measure sponsored

New COVID-19 Cases At 939

Michigan reported 939 new cases of COVID-19 for Wednesday. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus dashboard shows Michigan has had a total of 577,203 COVID cases since the start of the pandemic and 15,188

City Approves Plan For Grant Funds

Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved some adjustments to the community and economic development department’s budget in order to address some HUD concerns. During a Tuesday meeting, director Alex Little said some funds from 2018 that haven’t

Restaurants Propose Plan To Expand Capacity

From the Associated Press — Michigan restaurants have proposed tying indoor capacity limits to the percentage of COVID-19 tests that come back positive, contending that clear guideposts would help the hospitality industry reopen and navigate the pandemic.

Tigers Open Spring Training

Here’s something to think about to get your mind off the cold and snow. The Detroit Tigers have opened Spring Training in Lakeland, Florida today. Despite the coronavirus, Tigers general manager Al Avila says some fans will

Police Urge Caution In Frigid Conditions

In frigid weather like we’re having this week, everyone is reminded to take steps to ensure their own safety. Michigan State Police spokesperson Dale George tells WSJM News it’s important to be bundled up in layers if