SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

The University of Minnesota says football coach P.J. Fleck isn't under investigation for trying to recruit Western Michigan University players. A sulfuric acid leak reported at the D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant. Covert Schools won't ask or tell about students immigration status. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Some democrats in the state House want to make literacy a constitutional right. But not everyone is onboard. 

An appeals court rules the penalty handed down for a man convicted of protesting Enbridge pipeline construction was excessive. The Portage City Council is backing a proposed county identification card. Western Michigan University's football 2017 schedule is released. The Bronco women's basketball team loses to rival Central Michigan. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) There’s renewed interest in criminal justice reform in Lansing. Advocates and lawmakers gathered Wednesday in Lansing with the message that there are too many people incarcerated and too few opportunities for inmates to reform themselves upon release.


(MPRN-Detroit) A federal lawsuit claims state prison guards joked and made a bet on whether an inmate would try to kill herself before she took her own life.