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Whitmer Urges Caution For Thanksgiving


Governor Gretchen Whitmer helped hand out 2,000 turkeys in suburban Detroit Tuesday and also reminded people about the importance of getting COVID-19 vaccines and boosters with the holiday season upon us. There continues to be a surge

MI Utility Using New Tech To Detect Leaky Gas Lines


Consumers Energy is launching a pilot program to reduce its methane emissions. Spokesperson Terry DeDoes says the enhanced Infrastructure Replacement Program will help to identify and replace underperforming natural gas pipelines, which emit methane when they are

New City Clerk Appointed In Benton Harbor


Benton Harbor City Commissioners have appointed a new city clerk. During a special meeting Monday, the city commission hired Tiffany Moore to serve in the role. She’s currently the village clerk of Stevensville. Mayor Marcus Muhammad welcomed

Buchanan Man Injured In Rollover Crash


A Buchanan man is recovering after his vehicle rolled over in a crash in Cass County Monday night. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department says officers were called to the area of Pokagon Highway and Anderson Road in

AAA Offers Thanksgiving Travel Tips


Thanksgiving travel will kick into high gear Wednesday as there’s expected to be a 14% increase in travel over last year. Most of the 1.6 million Michigan residents who are traveling are driving, but for those who

Retailers Looking Forward To Holiday Boost


With the holiday season upon us, Michigan retailers are looking forward to the annual boost in sales. Jennifer Rook with the Michigan Retailers Association told Michigan News Network this week your local retailers are already offering holiday

St. Joseph Expanding Social District


The city of St. Joseph will expand its downtown social district. During a Monday meeting, city commissioners heard a proposal from St. Joseph Today’s Amy Zapal. She said the request is to include more downtown businesses in

Hartford Schools Dropping Indians


The Hartford Public Schools board of education is making the retirement of their Indians mascot official. The board voted to retire it last night after superintendent Kelly Millin told parents in a letter last month they were

Berrien County COVID Cases Rising


COVID-19 cases have been rising in Berrien County as Thanksgiving approaches. Berrien County Acting Health Officer Guy Miler tells WSJM News the last two weeks have seen some significant movement. “Two or three weeks ago, we were

Last KMart In Michigan Closes


From the Associated Press — The last Kmart in Michigan has closed in the state where the retail giant got its start. Sunday was the last day at a Kmart in Marshall, 100 miles west of Detroit.