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M-51 Repaving To Begin Next Week

A repaving project will get started on M-51 from Dowagiac to just west of Decatur next week. Michigan Department of Transportation engineer Steve Brink tells us it’s about 9 miles of road, and they’re adding rumble strips.

Pagel: Budget Impasse Continues

Work continues on the state budget. Representative Dave Pagel tells WSJM News the big sticking point has been the teacher pension system. GOP leaders in the legislature want to move teachers over to 401(k) style plans. He’s

Kmart Closing Three Stores In Michigan

More K-mart stores are closing in Michigan. Michigan News Network Business Editor Murray Feldman tells us that the retailer, which is owned by Sears, has announced 66 store closings nationwide. “Sears has been struggling to get people into

State Panel Approves Higher Education Budget

From the Associated Press — Michigan’s 15 public universities would get an overall 2 percent boost in state funding under legislation ironed out by lawmakers. A Republican-led conference committee voted 5-1 for the $1.6 billion higher education budget

This Is CPR Awareness Week

This is CPR and AED Awareness Week, observed by the American Heart Association every year in June to remind people that CPR is easy to learn and can save lives. When a person has cardiac arrest, their

Body Found In Baroda Area Lake

Baroda-Lake Township police are investigating after a body was found in a lake Tuesday morning. They received a call around 7:20 a.m. on a report of a missing person. Family members told officers 89-year-old Leonard “Gus” Tollas

Free Fishing This Weekend

Coming up this weekend, you’ll be able to go fishing in Michigan waters free of charge. State Representative Kim LaSata tells us it’s another Free Fishing Weekend, June 10 and 11. That’s when the Michigan Department of

BH School Board Trustee Resigns

The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education is looking for a new trustee. That’s because board member Elnora Gavin has resigned. She submitted her resignation on June 2. The board wants to start screening applicants to

Gas Prices Up 7¢ Statewide

Our gas prices in Michigan are up 7¢ a gallon from last week. Triple-A Michigan puts the average at $2.50, which is lower than this time last year by about a dime per gallon. Marquette has the

One Stabbed In New Buffalo

An argument between roommates in New Buffalo took a violent turn just before 7:30 p.m. Sunday when one allegedly stabbed the other. According to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department, they were called when the 42-year-old victim was