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Curfew In Place In Grand Rapids

Protests led to rioting and looting in multiple Michigan cities this weekend. 100 businesses were damaged and seven police cars set on fire in Grand Rapids. Windows were broken out of the Grand Rapids Art Museum. City

State COVID-19 Cases Rise By 607

COVID-19 cases in Michigan are up by 607 on Friday to a total of 56,621 with 34 new deaths as that figure has risen to 5,406. Southwest Michigan’s cases are up slightly. Berrien County has seven new

Tulip Time Needs $1M To Survive

Holland’s Tulip time Festival is in dire financial straits and needs to come up with $1 million in order to return in 2021. Executive director Gwen Auerda says they had to refund $400,000 in tickets after this

State Highlights Need For Foster Families

With the pandemic going on, the need for foster families in Michigan continues to exist. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the state always has thousands of kids waiting for

Faith Leaders Promoting Census

Faith leaders around Michigan have joined the 2020 Census Be Counted campaign. Pastor Rodney Gulley with New Covenant Community Baptist Church in Benton Harbor tells WSJM News he’s part of the effort because he knows the census

Health Department Talks COVID-19 Testing

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced this week essential workers can now be tested for COVID-19 even without a doctor’s note. Berrien County Health Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News that’s mostly true here in our area. It

SMC Issuing Housing Refunds

Southwestern Michigan College is issuing refunds to students who paid for living quarters on campus. SMC has released the following statement: In a goodwill gesture this month, Southwestern Michigan College is refunding $800 of spring 2020 housing