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LaSata Recognizes Ag Day

State Senator Kim LaSata is marking Michigan Ag Day next week. She says it’s a chance for everyone to recognize the benefits agriculture brings to the state. Ag Day falls on Tuesday, March 22. “Michigan farms contribute

Carra Drops Out Of Congressional Race

State Representative Steve Carra has dropped out of the race for Congress in the new Fourth District. Carra has instead announced he’ll run for reelection in the Michigan House. Carra was running against Congressman Bill Huizenga and

18-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Benton Township

The Benton Township Police Department says it’s investigating a second fatal shooting to occur on Wednesday. Officers were called to the intersection of Highland and Plum, the entrance of Blossom Acres housing development, shortly before 3 p.m.

High Times Cannabis Cup Returns

The High Times Cannabis Cup is back. It’s the largest cannabis event in Michigan, and this year’s competition is expected to have the largest pool of judges and the most categories to vote on in the event’s

I-94 Project Near Paw Paw Starts Next Week

The Michigan Department of Transportation will begin a repaving project on I-94 near Paw Paw on Monday. Spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News the work includes repaving, ramp rebuilding at the M-51 interchange, median shoulder widening, drainage,

Upton Tests Positive For COVID-19

Congressman Fred Upton has tested positive for COVID-19. His office says the positive test came back Tuesday. Upton has released a statement saying he took a routine test. He says, “Thankfully, I am fully vaccinated and boosted

Legislature Votes To Suspend Gas Tax

From the Associated Press — Michigan lawmakers have voted to suspend the state’s 27.2-cents-a-gallon gasoline and diesel taxes, finalizing a bill that Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signaled she will veto. The Republican-sponsored legislation was approved 24-14 on

Lieutenant Governor Talks Gas Tax

The Michigan Senate is expected to take up legislation this week that would suspend the state’s 27 cent per gallon gas tax for six months. Republican lawmakers say it would ease the pain at the pump for

Niles Man Hurt In Rollover Crash

A 21-year-old Niles man is recovering at Spectrum Health Lakeland in Niles after a rollover crash early Tuesday morning. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department was called to US 12 and Bell Road just before 1 a.m. and