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Bill Would Increase Penalty For Voter Fraud

State Representative Pauline Wendzel has introduced legislation intended to increase the security of elections as absentee voting this year will hit record numbers in Michigan. Wendzel tells WSJM News her bill would make it a felony for

Lab At LMC Offering Summer Workshops

Lake Michigan College’s Fab Lab is offering workshops and classes throughout the summer to give everyone something to do in this year of coronavirus. Hanson Technology Center Director Chad Dee tells WSJM News the makers space allows

Fire Damages Home In South Haven

A fire was discovered by a passing South Haven police officer on Fruit Street on Sunday. The officer saw a garage on fire in the 400 block around 6:30 Sunday morning. South Haven Area Emergency Services reports

Lake Michigan College Reopening Monday

Lake Michigan College’s campuses in Benton Harbor, Niles, and South Haven will reopen on Monday with in-person services returning for current and prospective students. LMC says students can come to campuses to meet with staff for services

State Police Seeking New Recruits

Michigan State Police are looking for new troopers. Trooper Kellie Shaffer from the district headquarters in Paw Paw tells WSJM News the agency is always looking for recruits to fill out its ranks as retirements take place.

West MI Water Park Preparing To Reopen

The water park at the state’s largest amusement park will be welcoming visitors back next week. Laure Bollenbach is the spokesperson for the WildWater Adventure water park, part of Michigan’s Adventure near Muskegon. She told Michigan News

Tax Deadline Approaching

The pandemic pushed the tax deadline from April 15 to July 15. CPA James Jenkins of Jenkins and Company says you’re running out of time if you haven’t filed yet. “Nothing even shadows doing your taxes, and

Governor Issues New Mask Order

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued an executive order regarding the use of masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This new order requires businesses to refuse service to someone who refuses to wear a mask, with