SW Michigan

Aggregated news from sources around the state

File photo of the South Haven lighthouse

(MPRN-South Haven) Governor Rick Snyder says a new shipping lock in Joliet, Illinois is needed to stop Asian carp from making their way from the Mississippi River system to the Great Lakes. But, Snyder says it’s taking too long to get the project started.  

A Kalamazoo area dam is slated for removal. The Upjohn Institute will study what "college promise" programs mean for pay, debt and where recipients live after graduation. WMU men's basketball gets a win on the road. 

Governor Rick Snyder - file photo
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(MPRN-Lansing) Governor Rick Snyder wants to increase the cost of dumping waste in the state’s landfills. This is part of the governor’s proposal to improve Michigan’s environment.

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(MPRN-East Lansing) Former Governor John Engler will serve as interim president of his troubled alma mater, Michigan State University. 

"Michigan State University will name former Michigan Gov. John Engler to be interim president, multiple sources with knowledge of discussions told the Free Press." (Detroit Free Press)