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MDOT Construction In Decatur This Week


Work starts this coming week on a reconstruction project on M-51 near Decatur. The Michigan Department of Transportation says the project will include asphalt resurfacing, drainage structure repairs, curb ramps, and new pavement markings. It will affect

ESports Coming To BHHS


Coming soon to Benton Harbor High School will be ESports. District Superintendent Andrae Townsel was in Kalamazoo this past week week to visit Western Michigan University to learn more about how to implement a competitive video game

LMC To Hold Forum On Student Debt


There will be a forum on student debt Monday at Lake Michigan College in Benton Township. LMC Honors Director Amy Scrima tells WSJM News it’s part of a series of Civil Discourse Forums. They’re intended to address

SHAES To Have Aerial Truck Training


Aerial truck training will happen Tuesday in South Haven for South Haven Area Emergency Services. They will be training between 9 a.m. and noon at several locations. They include Clementine’s, the Baymont Inn, 220 Broadway Avenue, 325

Two Benton Harbor Officers, Suspect Shot


Two Benton Harbor police officers are hospitalized after being shot in the legs just before midnight Thursday. They also shot a suspect, and that person’s condition has not been released. Michigan State Police are handling the investigation.

Upton Reflects On Years In Congress


With Congressman Fred Upton now retiring after 35 years of service in Washington, we asked him what moments from his career stand out the most. He told WSJM News throughout seven presidents and seven different House speakers,

MI Divorce Rate Up


Divorce filings are exploding. Jennifer Lindquist, an associate attorney at MichiganDivorceHelp.com, says figures are up 20% over pre-pandemic levels: “Divorce is becoming a more and more normal part of society in general as we’re seeing people sometimes

Today Is National Beer Day


Every April 7 is National Beer Day. So as it’s celebrated today, Mike Turriff, owner of M4 Distributing, one of Michigan’s top craft beer distributors, is anxious to work with his suppliers to try to get things