Nate Jansen of Bartlett Tree Experts demonstrates a normal climb for work at his parent's home
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

The 20th annual Michigan Tree Climbing Championship takes place Saturday in Holland. Tree industry professionals and a few hobbyists will compete for prizes and the chance to go to the international competition in Florida.



The candidates running for state Senate in Michigan's 20th District met Wednesday night for a forum on the Western Michigan University campus. 

Tom Arthur/Wikicommons

On WestSouthwest, two candidates running for state House. 




Dave Maturen says he would bring a mix of experience in local government and small business to the state Legislature if he is elected. 


Battle Creek City Commissioner Andy Helmboldt says the 62nd District needs someone with a broad range of experience.