Local News Archives

Biden: Whitmer Has Been On VP List For Months

She’s said repeatedly she has no interest in being on the ticket as the running mate for the Democratic presidential nominee, but Gretchen Whitmer is being talked about for that possibility. MSNBC’s Brian Williams asked Democratic front-runner

State Senate Intern Dies From COVID-19

Friends and family are mourning the loss of a 24-year old political intern who died from what is believed to have been complications from COVID-19. Ben Hirschmann was from the Detroit suburb of Roseville and died yesterday.

St. Joseph Suspends Paid Parking

All parking in the city of St. Joseph is free until further notice. The city’s Public Works Department is suspending the pay-to-park requirements at all parks including Tiscornia Park and Lions Park due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tourism Taking Big Hit From COVID-19

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order has led to a virtual shutdown of the state’s tourism industry. Dave Lorenz with Pure Michigan says the impact has been devastating. “It’s certainly damaging all the businesses that connect with consumers,

DNR Closes State Park Due To Overcrowding

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says it’s closed a state park in Manistee County due to too many people visiting. The agency has been watching attendance at state parks as the COVID-19 crisis continues, and says

OutCenter Moves Programming Online

The OutCenter in Benton Harbor has moved to online programming and is making efforts to ensure LGBTQ residents of southwest Michigan are safe in their homes as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Director Mary Jo Schnell tells WSJM