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President-Elect Biden Calls Muskegon Nurses

Mercy Health Muskegon’s nurses took a FaceTime call on Thanksgiving from President-elect Joe Biden and his wife, Jill. The surprise call lasted about five minutes before they were called to an emergency. Biden told them their work

LMC Touts Refurbished Nature Trail

Lake Michigan College is touting some improvements to its trail system at the Benton Township campus. Speaking in a promotional video from LMC posted to Facebook this week, biology instructor Dr. Jessica Beachy said the public is

Progress Reported With Silver Beach Shore Work

Quick progress is being made on shoring up the Lake Michigan shore along Silver Beach in St. Joseph. Speaking to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners Administration Committee on Wednesday, County Administrator Brian Dissette said contractors are

Upton Urges Caution On Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving arrives, Congressman Fred Upton urges everyone to be safe. He tells WSJM News people should listen to what the experts are saying. “We just all have to be careful,” Upton said. “The numbers appear to

Andrews University Gets $2.25 Million Grant

Andrews University is receiving a grant of $2.25 million to help at-risk students succeed and to improve the enrollment of minority students, focusing specifically on the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi in Dowagiac. The U.S. Department of Education

COVID Inmates Moving To Macomb County

Some inmates who have tested positive for the coronavirus will be moved to the Macomb County Correctional Facility. These inmates with COVID-19 are being moved from other state prisons as far away as the UP because some

Attorney General Warns Of Unemployment Scam

The Michigan Attorney General is warning everyone of an unemployment-related scam that’s targeting people as Thanksgiving approaches. Attorney General Dana Nessel has released the following: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today issued an important alert advising residents to be aware of a

James Concedes Senate Race To Peters

From the Associated Press — Republican John James has conceded to Democratic Senator Gary Peters of Michigan, nearly three weeks after the incumbent was declared the winner by The Associated Press. James, who lost by 92,000 votes

Triple A: Plan Ahead If Travelling

Holiday travel is expected to be down because of the coronavirus, but 50 million Americans are expected to travel even though the CDC has advised against it. Triple-A Michigan spokeswoman Adrienne Woodland says plan ahead. “If you’re

USDA Expert Talks Thanksgiving Food Safety

Health experts are reminding everyone that COVID isn’t the only illness you have to guard against over Thanksgiving. USDA food safety specialist Meredith Carothers tells WSJM News food borne illnesses are a threat with all of the