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State Police Graduate 59 New Troopers

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Southwest Michigan is getting one new Michigan State Police trooper now that a trooper recruit academy has graduated another class. Graduation for the 142nd Trooper Recruit School was Thursday in Lansing with Governor Gretchen Whitmer as the

State Adds 9,992 Cases Of COVID-19

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the state has added 9,992 cases of COVID-19 in the past week. That takes the total cases to over two-point-nine million since March 2020. There were 168 deaths

Cook Plant Unit 2 Ends Refueling Outage

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The Cook nuclear power plant’s Unit 2 reactor is back online after a refueling outage that started in October. Plant spokesperson Bill Downey tells us around 1,100 contractors supplemented the plant’s usual 950 employees to get a

Lory’s Place Gets $10,000 Grant

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The Berrien Community Foundation awarded Lory’s Place, a program of Caring Circle at Corewell Health South, a $10,000 project grant to support one year of continued grief work aiding the Community Grief Alliance program, and Community Grief

Barbara Northrop

Barbara Johanna Northrop, 90, of Marcellus, died peacefully Saturday, November 5, 2022 in the comfort of her family’s presence. Her life began August 29, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois the youngest of two of children born to Richard

Andrews Defeats Whiteford

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Democrat Joey Andrews will be going to Lansing to represent Michigan’s 38th state House District. Andrews edged out Republican Kevin Whiteford in Tuesday’s elections. With Berrien, Van Buren, and Allegan counties now reporting results, Andrews defeated Whiteford

Paquette, Lindsay Win In State House, Senate

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State Representative Brad Paquette of Niles has easily won reelection following balloting Tuesday. Paquette represents Michigan’s 37th District, which covers southern and eastern parts of Berrien County and Cass County. Paquette defeated Democratic challenger Naomi Ludman of

Benson, Nessel Defeat Opponents

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Incumbent Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson declared victory over Republican challenger Kristina Karamo late Tuesday night. Benson’s 55% of the vote leads Karamo’s 43% with 86% of votes counted. Benson celebrated her victory alongside another Democrats in

Wendzel Wins Reelection

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State Representative Pauline Wendzel thanked supporters Tuesday as she cruised to reelection in Michigan’s 39th District. She faced Democratic challenger Jared Plonowski in Tuesday’s election. Wendzel told us southwest Michigan has a good advocate in her. “I

Whitmer Wins, Dixon Concedes

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer will lead the state for four more years as Republican challenger Tudor Dixon conceded the election. Dixon says she called Whitmer this morning to wish her well, adding that the state’s success doesn’t rest