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One Hurt In Niles Crash

A 64-year-old Niles man is recovering at South Bend Memorial Hospital from injuries suffered in a Sunday afternoon crash in Niles. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says Octavio Quispe was found pinned and unresponsive under his passenger

Governor Orders Flags Lowered To Honor Firefighter

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the state of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff today, Monday, November 23, 2020, in honor of  Firefighter Michael Buitendorp who

Governor Announces Staff Changes

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has made several new staff changes. The governor’s office has released the following: Today, the Whitmer Administration announced promotions and a new staff hire within the executive office. Tiffany Brown, who previously served as the governor’s Press

Retail Group: Only Buy What You Need

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Michigan Retailers Association are appealing to Michigan residents not to panic buy food and other items as the COVID crisis deepens. The two said Friday they are

Hunting Licenses Increase

From the Associated Press — Wildlife officials in many states are issuing lots more hunting and fishing licenses this year – apparently because of the coronavirus. Americans who are weary of being cooped up at home and

State Observes Increase In STD

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is warning about an increase in cases of gonorrhea this year. Spokesperson Lynn Sutfin tells WSJM News they’re up 22% with the state already passing last year’s total for

Report Critical Of For-Profit Colleges

New research is revealing some policies and behaviors referred to as “predatory” by for-profit colleges in Michigan. Michigan League for Public Policy Senior Policy Analyst Peter Ruark says according to his group’s findings, many for-profit schools have

RESA Salutes Partners In Education

Berrien RESA has recognized this year’s community Partners in Education for their efforts to foster relationships that encourage student development and achievement. RESA says the Partners in Education this year are Harding’s Friendly Market in Berrien Springs,

Meijer Limiting Sales Of Spirits

There is now a cap on the number of spirits you can buy at Meijer. The limit is just for the holiday season and only applies to bottles of spirits like vodka, whiskey, tequila, et cetera. Meijer

Health Officer Briefs Commissioners

A coalition of Berrien County organizations and businesses has released a joint open letter to the community to urge continued diligence in the fight against COVID-19. The letter, signed by the Berrien County Health Department, the Berrien

Report Finds Problems With For-Profit Colleges

New research is revealing some policies and behaviors referred to as “predatory” by for-profit colleges in Michigan. Michigan League for Public Policy Senior Policy Analyst Peter Ruark says according to his group’s findings, many for-profit schools have