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Summer Travel Is Back

Many people are heading on road trips this summer. But if you’re hoping to stay at a state park campground and haven’t made reservations yet, you might be out of luck. “Any campground or national park or

Michigan Child Trauma Soared During Pandemic

As more folks are vaccinated and reopening continues, mental-health experts say it’s important to acknowledge and treat the trauma many children and teens experienced during the pandemic. Kids were concerned about a deadly, contagious disease during a

Upton Believes Infrastructure Deal Possible

Congressman Fred Upton thinks a compromise on infrastructure between the Biden administration and Republicans in Congress will be possible soon. He tells WSJM News there have been ongoing discussions, and it appears both sides do want to

Berrien County Hires New Medical Director

Berrien County has a new medical director. With current Director Rick Johansen retiring, the Berrien County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved a contract with Spectrum Health Lakeland to bring on Dr. Rex B.G. Cabaltica to serve

MSP Trooper From Paw Paw Post Honored

Michigan State Police Trooper Mark Fletcher, out of the Paw Paw post, has been named the 2020 International Association of Chiefs of Police/Motorola Solutions Trooper of the Year. MSP says Fletcher was selected for the honor due

Business Leaders Applaud New Canned Cocktails Laws

Business leaders are applauding new legislation that will expand the ready-to-drink cocktails market in Michigan. The measure is expected to make canned cocktails more accessible and affordable for distillers. Michigan Beer & Wine Wholesales Association President Spencer

One Killed In Motorcycle – Semi Crash

A 41-year-old motorcyclist from Berrien Springs is dead after a crash with a semi in Oronoko Township Tuesday evening. The Berrien Springs Oronoko Township Police say Robert Lucas was dead when officers arrived at the scene and

Buchanan Approves Social District

Coming soon to downtown Buchanan will be a social district. The city council approved it on Monday. Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber Director of Membership Sarah Spoonholtz tells WSJM News within a social district, a person can carry