The view from Frank Wolf's property on Woods Lake. Wolf was president of the Woods Lake Association when the detention wall was put in to clean up the lake.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Road Salt Contaminating Drinking Water, Urban Lakes

Last year, the Michigan Department of Transportation used more than 650,000 tons of salt on the state’s roads. That’s 130 pounds per person. (CORRECTION: Original story stated an error that it was 15 tons per person.) Eventually, all of that salt washes into Michigan’s lakes and streams - which could be making the drinking water in Michigan’s urban areas unsafe.
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Parisian Pianist, KSO Soloist Pascal Rogé On His Love Of French Music

Pianist Pascal Rogé was at home in Paris on November 13 when the city was subjected to a series of deadly attacks by ISIS extremists. A week later, he is preparing to perform a concerto by one of France's most celebrated composers, Camille Saint-Saens, with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. The concert on Friday will be dedicated to the victims in Paris.
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"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Western Michigan football program has officially accepted an invitation to play in the Popeye's Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 24. The Broncos (7-5) will play Middle Tennessee State (7-5) in the noon game, which will be televised on ESPN." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Nearly 50 Michigan school districts have had their bond ratings downgraded this year by Moody’s Investors Service, meaning it could cost them more to borrow money." (Detroit Free Press)


(MPRN-Lansing) The process for issuing concealed pistol permits in Michigan is about to change as county gun boards are about to disappear. 

"SOUTH HAVEN - The Historical Association of South Haven has surpassed its $300,000 lighthouse restoration fundraising goal, the association announced. The nine-month effort brought in $315,000, to be used to restore the city lighthouse on Lake Michigan. The historical association now owns and maintains the lighthouse. (St. Joseph Benton Harbor Herald-Palladium)

"The city of Battle Creek may increase the price to park in downtown ramps, potentially generating an additional $80,000 in annual revenue to help fund repairs." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Western Michigan junior wide receiver Corey Davis on Monday was named the MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

The Michigan Department of Transportation says adding a third lane to Interstate 94 throughout Southwest Michigan would not prevent enough accidents to justify the cost. MDOT released a report Monday on conditions on I-94 between Jackson and the Indiana border. A massive pile-up near Galesburg last winter prompted the audit.

Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) The state Senate is considering legislation that would ease penalties for underage drinking in Michigan. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI – Michigan State Police and officials from the state's Department of Transportation will be in Kalamazoo on Monday, Nov. 30, to release the results of a months-long safety audit of I-94 that was ordered after a massive 193-vehicle pileup in January." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Jared Klein made a career-high five 3-pointers and scored a game-high 18 points for Western Michigan Sunday against Mercer, but a late rally by the Broncos fell short as they lost 68-65 to the Bears in the finale of the Challenge in the Music City in Nashville." (Kalamazoo Gazette)