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Conservation District Holds Farming Conference

The Van Buren Conservation District has held its annual Farming for the Future conference. Nearly 170 southwest Michigan farmers attended the event last Wednesday in Lawrence. The conservation district holds the forums to teach local ag producers

Statewide Tornado Drill Tomorrow

There will be a statewide tornado drill this Wednesday. Dale George with the Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division tells WSJM News nearly all state offices will participate, and you’ll also hear the drill

Lawmakers Addressing Snow Day Questions

Legislation to help Michigan schools recover from the large amount of snow days this year is being discussed in the Michigan House. State Representative Beth Griffin of Mattawan tells WSJM News the House Ways and Means Committee

Task Force Aims To Stop Elder Abuse

From the Associated Press — A new task force has been formed to help stop physical abuse, financial exploitation, emotional abuse and neglect of elderly people in Michigan. The state’s Attorney General Dana Nessel joined with Michigan

Another Sign Of Spring: Oberon Day Arrives

For craft beer lovers, today is nearly a holiday: Oberon Day, the release for the year of Kalamazoo County-based Bell’s Brewery’s popular wheat ale. Bars started tapping this year’s kegs at midnight on Monday to celebrate the