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LMC reschedules millage renewal request


Lake Michigan College is moving its millage renewal request from the May ballot to the August ballot. LMC  Spokesperson Jennifer Shoemaker tells us that’s due to language in the original proposal that may have been inconsistent with

MPSC Fielding Power Outage Complaints


The Michigan Public Service Commission has taken hundreds of complaints regarding power outages over the past two weeks. Commission Chairman Dan Scripps says he understands the frustration of thousands of DTE Energy customers because the electrical grid

Benton Harbor Man Busted For Drugs


A 22-year-old Benton Harbor man is facing several felony charges after being arrested March 2 after a police chase. He took off from an attempted traffic stop on Pipestone Road in Benton Township, and police ended the

Effort continuing to restart Palisades


Holtec International is hoping the second time is the charm now that it’s submitted another application to the U.S. Department of Energy for funds to restart the Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County. Holtec spokesperson

Exchange Club honors police


Seven law enforcement officers from Berrien County have been saluted for their efforts to make the community safer. The Exchange Club of Southwest Michigan honored them with a banquet late last month. The honorees are chosen by

SMC to host career fairs this month


Southwestern Michigan College will hold two career fairs this month. It says the events will be open to SMC students and the community. The first job fair will be Tuesday, March 7 at the Dowagiac campus, while

Upton backing gun legislation in Lansing


Retired Congressman Fred Upton is lending his support to gun safety legislation being debated in Lansing. He and former Congressman Dave Trott issued a statement last month backing the Democratic proposal that would enact a red flag