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New COVID-19 Cases At 446 For Friday


The number of new COVID-19 cases has dropped to 446 for Friday. That brings the pandemic total to 889,957. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says 27 people died of COVID-19 with that total now

MSU Official To Grads: Patience


Have patience. That’s what the director of Michigan State’s Collegiate Employment Research Institute, Dr. Phil Gardner, says he’s telling new college grads right now. “What we’re seeing now is a lot of mid-sized and smaller companies coming

New Berrien County Directory Available


The 2021-2022 Berrien County Government Directory is out. Berrien County Clerk Sharon Tyler told the county commissioners on Thursday the directory has contact information for county agencies and related organizations. The directory has a theme this year.

Governor Signs LaSata Tasting Room Bill


Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kim LaSata to fix an unexpected interpretation of an existing tasting room law was signed by the governor on Thursday. “Michigan is renowned for its craft beverage industry, contributing billions to our state’s

Police Investigating Benton Township Shooting


Police are investigating a murder in Benton Township on Wednesday night. The Benton Township Police Department says it happened at Briarwood Apartments on Union Street shortly after 11:30 p.m. Officers arrived at 1885 Union to find 18-year-old

Berrien Deputy, K9 Receive Award


A Berrien County Sheriff’s deputy and a department K9 have been honored for their part in catching a suspect who fled from police with his 1-year-old daughter in the vehicle last year. The sheriff’s department says Brandon

Hartford Gets $375,00 Water Grant


Hartford is receiving a $375,000 state grant to improve its water quality. The office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced more than $5 million in grants statewide as part of the MI Clean Water plan. The grants

Housing Market Still Red Hot


The housing market in southwest Michigan remains red-hot. For April, the average selling price hit $335,767, up 25% from March and up 51% from a year ago.. The median sales price was 12% higher than a year

Whitmer Announces New Office To Expand Broadband


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a new initiative to expand the rollout of broadband internet around Michigan. The governor’s office has released the following: Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued Executive Directive 2021-02 to help bridge the digital divide