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Niles Bluegrass Festival underway


Four days of twang is underway in Niles as a the 20-year anniversary of the Niles Bluegrass Festival kicked off Thursday evening at Riverfront Park. Hosted by the Riverfront Optimist Club of Niles, the festival features about

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Debate


Four Republicans vying for your vote to be Michigan’s next governor debated for the fifth time ahead of the August 2nd primary in Grand Rapids Wednesday. A portion of the debate dedicated to abortion rights and gubernatorial

State Giving Away 300,000 COVID Tests


The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has announced it’s giving out 300,000 additional COVID-19 tests to Michigan residents through a partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation. Department Director of Communicable Disease Joe Coyle tells WSJM News

38th District Candidate Forum This Week


There will be a forum this week with candidates for the Michigan House in the 38th District. The event is a partnership between WSJM News and the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber. The chamber’s Arthur Havlicek tells WSJM

Fire Closes Curious Kids Museum


The Curious Kids Museum in downtown St. Joseph is closed after a fire Tuesday morning. Museum Director Lori Marciniak tells WSJM News she never saw any active flames, but the problem was electrical and started in the