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Governor Signs LaSata Tasting Room Bill

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kim LaSata to fix an unexpected interpretation of an existing tasting room law was signed by the governor on Thursday. “Michigan is renowned for its craft beverage industry, contributing billions to our state’s

Police Investigating Benton Township Shooting

Police are investigating a murder in Benton Township on Wednesday night. The Benton Township Police Department says it happened at Briarwood Apartments on Union Street shortly after 11:30 p.m. Officers arrived at 1885 Union to find 18-year-old

Berrien Deputy, K9 Receive Award

A Berrien County Sheriff’s deputy and a department K9 have been honored for their part in catching a suspect who fled from police with his 1-year-old daughter in the vehicle last year. The sheriff’s department says Brandon

Hartford Gets $375,00 Water Grant

Hartford is receiving a $375,000 state grant to improve its water quality. The office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced more than $5 million in grants statewide as part of the MI Clean Water plan. The grants

Housing Market Still Red Hot

The housing market in southwest Michigan remains red-hot. For April, the average selling price hit $335,767, up 25% from March and up 51% from a year ago.. The median sales price was 12% higher than a year

Whitmer Announces New Office To Expand Broadband

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a new initiative to expand the rollout of broadband internet around Michigan. The governor’s office has released the following: Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued Executive Directive 2021-02 to help bridge the digital divide

United Way Holding Summer Food Drive

The United Way of Southwest Michigan has launched a summer food drive. Spokesperson Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News Summer Stock Up is intended to help local food pantries continue their mission during a lull period. “People are

Michigan’s COVID-19 Orders Relaxed

As part of new health orders taking effect today in Michigan, there will no longer be capacity limits outdoors or for residential gatherings. Venues holding things like weddings can set their own pandemic rules. It seems like

Free Fishing Weekend This Month

Michigan will have a free fishing weekend the weekend of June 12. The Michigan Wildlife Council has released the following: Michiganders and visitors purchased a record 1.5 million state fishing licenses in 2020 – a jump from