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Riverfest This Weekend In Benton Harbor

Rivefest is this weekend in Benton Harbor. Riverfest is a new event inspired by events of the past. To be held at Charles Yarborough Park on Riverview Drive Friday and Saturday, the event will bring together residents

Breastfeeding On The Bluff Set For Saturday

The annual Breastfeeding on the Bluff event is set for this Saturday in downtown St. Joseph. The Berrien County Health Department’s Samantha Beyerlein tells WSJM News the event held with the Berrien County Breastfeeding Coalition will be

Local Elections Set For Tuesday

There will be a few proposals on the ballots of Van Buren County voters Tuesday. There’s a road millage increase on the ballot in Lawrence Township. In Paw Paw Township, voters are being asked to approve a

MDOT Exploring New Talent Recruitment Route

The Michigan Department of Transportation is taking a more diverse route to finding and recruiting new talent. The department’s Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program draws students from Historic Black Colleges and Universities to work alongside the pros on

MHSAA Looking Forward To Fall Sports

Fall school sports are a go, says the head of the Michigan High School Athletic Association, in the face of a growing number of COVID cases due to the Delta variant. MHSAA Executive Director Mark Uyl points

Buchanan Teen Wins Silver In Tokyo

A 19-year-old from Buchanan is now a silver medalist in Women’s BMX Freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics. Hannah Roberts was among the favorites as a three-time world champion and finished second to Great Britain’s Charlotte Worthington. Her

Chalk The Block Next Weekend

Set for August 6 through August 8 is Chalk the Block in downtown St. Joseph. St. Joe Today’s Amy Zapal tells WSJM News artists come from all over the draw chalk art on Broad Street. Judges will

Benton Harbor Secures Water Grant

The city of Benton Harbor is getting a $300,000 grant to improve its water system. Michigan Treasurer Rachael Eubanks on Monday announced a total of $2.7 million is being awarded to 16 municipalities through the Financially Distressed

Video Explains Major MDOT Project On I-94

A video has been released by the Michigan Department of Transportation explaining its I-94 project. The $153 million project is expected to conclude in 2024. Major construction work will begin in 2023 and prep work is underway

Van Buren Companies Honored

Market Van Buren is applauding three Van Buren County based businesses for receiving honors this past week at the 17th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Gala. Barber Packaging of Bangor, Riveer Environmental of South Haven, and

Senator Levin Dies At 87

President Joe Biden is remembering longtime Michigan U.S. Senator Carl Levin as the most honorable and decent man he’s ever known. In a statement released this afternoon, the president said brilliant, humble, and principled, Carl earned the