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Judge Orders Line 5 To Cease Operations


A judge has ordered that Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac be shut down. The office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has released the following statement: Ingham County Circuit Court Judge James S.

Retailers Struggle With Unruly Shoppers


Now that employers that are reopening for business, they have a new concern during the pandemic — hostile and unruly customers. Paul Beasinger owns Keene Training and Consulting and says he’s been swamped with employers reaching out

SWM Housing Market Down In May


Southwest Michigan’s housing market was hit hard in May. The Southwestern Michigan Association of Realtors says the overall economic downturn caused by COVID-19 pushed local homes sales to their lowest level since 2006. Selling prices also dropped.

John James Touring Michigan


From the Associated Press — U.S. Senate candidate John James has begun an in-person tour of Michigan amid the pandemic, visiting a Jackson County farm to criticize the overregulation and overtaxation of farmers. Monday’s stop is believed

School Leaders Warn About Danger Of State Cuts


School leaders across Michigan are warning lawmakers that districts are facing unknown costs related to the coronavirus and budget cuts will only add to the problem. Oakland Schools Superintendent Wanda Cook-Robinson is part of the School Finance

SJ Farmers Markets Underway For Summer


One thing that’s now up and running each weekend is the St. Joseph Farmers Market. St. Joseph Today’s Amy Zapal tells WSJM News they started the market on June 6, and people have been responding well. “We’ve