Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. EST
CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas officials are urging drivers to stay off the roads because of dangerous conditions across much of the state. Gov. Jeff Colyer declared a state of emergency because of the winter storm moving across Kansas on Sunday that is creating blizzard conditions and slick roads. A section of Interstate 70 was closed Sunday morning between Salina and Wakeeny.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov.-elect Gretchen Whitmer’s decisive victory was powered not just by places Democrats typically carry in a successful statewide campaign, strongholds like Detroit and suburban bellwethers such as Oakland and Macomb counties. She also won or made gains in Republicans’ own backyard, buoying Democrats over the implications for 2020 and beyond.
ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) — Construction work has begun in central Michigan on a $555 million diary processing plant that will have the capacity to process a quarter of the milk produced in the state. The Lansing State Journal reports that Irish food and nutrition company Glanbia in August announced plans for a cheese plant in St. Johns industrial park. The project also includes an adjacent facility belonging to Iowa-based Proliant Dairy Ingredients. The plant is projected to produce 300 million pounds of cheese annually.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — A southwestern Michigan Superfund site is being put on a list for immediate action. The Environmental Protection Agency says a focus will be made on entering into agreements with potentially responsible parties to complete cleanup of the 80-mile Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River site. The EPA says PCB contamination was extensive in soil, sediment, landfills and paper mill properties as well as in the Kalamazoo River, adjacent riverbanks and a stretch of Portage Creek.