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Extra Patrols On I-94 Starting Monday

Michigan State Police will be out in force on I-94 starting Monday as they look to keep the highway safe for the holiday season. MSP Inspector Pat Morris tells WSJM News they’re specifically focusing on that road because it’s where a lot of crashes happen this time of year.. ...Read Full Story

Christmas In Hartford Celebration Next Saturday

The community of Hartford is gearing up to celebrate Christmas with its 15th annual Christmas in Hartford event. It’ll be next Saturday downtown. Organizer Pete Sinclair tells WSJM News they’ll start with a chili cook off, followed by the parade at 6 p.m. It takes off from the middle school, and winds up at the community center.. ...Read Full Story

Marijuana Legalization Summit In Lansing This Weekend

You can consider this the start for a push of legalized marijuana use in Michigan via the 2018 ballot. More than 300 people will be at the Lansing Radisson on Sunday for the “Capital Conference.” Organizer Rick Thompson says the first order of business is to help medical marijuana businesses navigate the latest rules changes at the state and local levels.. ...Read Full Story

Reindog Parade Set For Saturday In St. Joseph

Downtown St. Joseph is going to the dogs. On Saturday, the 18th annual Reindog Parade will be held downtown. That’s when folks dress up their canine friends and march down State Street with Santa as the head of the procession. St. Joseph Today’s Daniele Crevier tells WSJM News it’s a lot of fun to see the dressed up pooches.. ...Read Full Story

St. Joseph Lights Up The Bluff

The bluff has been lit. Hundreds gathered in downtown St. Joseph Friday night for the annual Light the Bluff celebration to kick off the holiday season. After a few words from St. Joe Mayor Mike Garey and a song from the high school choir, up went the lights on the community Christmas tree. Moments later, everyone counted down the lighting of the rest of the bluff. More than one million lights will illuminate the area throughout the winter. After the lighting ceremony, folks wandered the downtown area to check out live mannequins in store windows.. ...Read Full Story

Jobless Rate Falls For November

The nation’s jobless rate fell to 4.6% in November. That’s a nine-year low. However, coupled with weak pay increases in 2016, it suggests longer-term challenges for the US economy. Employers added 178,000 jobs last month. Michigan News Network Business Editor Murray Feldman explains where the jobs are right now.. ...Read Full Story