Local News Archives

$75,000 Grant Going To Hartford Company

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced two grants for ag companies in west Michigan. The grants come as part of the state’s Food and Agriculture Investment Program, says the department’s Peter Anastor. He

LaSata Asks MSU For Information On Nassar Case

State Representative Kim LaSata is one of the lawmakers who have sent a letter to Michigan State University seeking information related to the school’s inquiries into sexual assault allegations against former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar. LaSata,

Flu Cases Increasing Around SWM

This season’s flu outbreak is becoming more widespread around the country, including Michigan. Doctor Mullin of Bronson Family Medicine-Blue Star has seen an increase in patients with symptoms. He spoke with WSJM News about it. “It seems

Consumers Energy Head Talks Skilled Trades

Job one for Governor Rick Snyder is producing talent in the state. Consumers Energy CEO Patty Poppe attended Snyder’s State of the State address on Tuesday and supports the initiative. She spoke with Michigan News Network about

MSU President Lou Anna Simon Resigns

Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon is out. She submitted her resignation last night to the MSU Board of Trustees following the sentencing of former university and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar for sexually assaulting women

Traverse City Airport Traffic Increasing

Nearly 477,000 travelers went through Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport in 2017, setting a record for the airport. Director Kevin Klein says it’s a 5.6% increase over 2016. He told Michigan News Network Cherry Capital is a

New Rules For MI Licenses Starting In 2020

Michigan residents who want to board domestic flights or enter federal facilities will have to get upgraded I.D. cards by October 1 of 2020. Michigan Secretary of State spokesperson Fred Woodhams tells us the U.S. Department of

Legislature Votes To Reduce Breakwall Fees

From the Associated Press — Michigan would cut state fees assessed on homeowners who have wave-reducing breakwalls near the Great Lakes shoreline under legislation heading to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the bill Tuesday, on a