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Highway Rest Stops To Close For Upgrades


The Michigan Department of Transportation will close several of its rest areas in the coming month for maintenance work. In southwest Michigan, the Watervliet rest area on westbound I-94 will be closed September 9 through September 29.

Mackinac Bridge Walk Returns Moday


The Mackinac Bridge Walk makes its triumphant return this Monday after being canceled last year due to the pandemic. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson James Lake, speaking on the MDOT podcast Talking Transportation this week, said vehicle

Bangor Apple Festival Set For Next Month


Set for next month is the Bangor Apple Festival. It will take place between October 7 and October 9 after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Organizers say the annual event features food, entertainment, games,

South Haven Disk Golf Course To Open Friday


South Haven’s new public disk golf course will open Friday. Retired South Haven Visitors Bureau Director Scott Reinert tells WSJM News the course is a partnership between several South Haven area groups. It’s located on property owned

Whitmer Slams New Texas Abortion Law


Governor Gretchen ?Whitmer has released a statement, slamming the new abolition law in Texas. Her office has released the following: Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued the following statement in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow a draconian

ArtPrize Returning For 2021


ArtPrize returns to Grand Rapids this year and Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will showcase one of the entries,”Sword in the Sphinx” by Virginia Lee Montgomery. Assistant curator at Meijer Gardens, Jochen Wierich, says he’s excited for

LMC Gets $29,00 Grant For Fab Lab


Lake Michigan College has received a grant of nearly $29,000 for its Fab Lab, the makers space in the Hanson Technology Center. Lake Michigan College has released the following: Lake Michigan College has received a $28,900 grant

Detroit Job Fair Sees Low Turnout


A career fair in Southfield at the Best Western Premier Hotel this week offered on the spot hiring and even incentives, but people didn’t show up. CJ Eason, known as the “Job Doctor,” normally holds seminars on

Mackinac Bridge Walk Monday


The Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Bridge Walk is on for this coming Monday, but COVID-19 numbers have been on the rise again in Michigan with the Delta variant. Kim Nowak is the director of the Mackinac Bridge