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MDOT Names Plows For The Winter

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The Michigan Department of Transportation has ended a contest to name some of its plows. MDOT spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells us about one of the most popular submissions. “”There were some great names,” Schirripa said. “The name

Top Baby Names In Berrien County In 2021

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Jackson and Isabelle were the most popular names for babies born in Berrien County hospitals in 2021. Spectrum Health Lakeland has released its annual list. It says the top boys names were Jackson, Daniel, Oliver, Elijah, and

TSA Offers Tips For Flying This Weekend

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This weekend will be another busy one at airports as people flew to and from holiday gatherings and bowl games. Detroit TSA Federal Security Director Steve Lorincz told Michigan News Network the TSA made some changes due

Minimum Wage Going Up

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Michigan’s minimum wage will increase with the new year. Starting January first, the standard goes up by 22 cents, bringing minimum wage to $9.87 per hour. Jennifer Fields with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

MSU To Start Spring Semester Virtually

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From the Associated Press — Michigan State University’s president says the school will hold classes virtually for at least the first three weeks of its spring semester. President Samuel Stanley Jr. cited a surge in cases, “presumably

State Updating Quarantine, Isolation Guidance

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will be updating its quarantine guidance for the general public to reflect the recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Notably, the CDC recommends a shortening of the quarantine and

Schools Urged To Have Mask Rules

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Schools in Michigan are being urged to implement universal mask requirements as the state saw record numbers of COVID-19 cases appear this week and the omicron variant takes over. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

CMU To Require Boosters

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From the Associated Press — Students and staff on campus at Central Michigan University must get a COVID-19 booster shot by January 17. The school announced the mandate Wednesday. It says university community members are required to

Upton Keeping Options Open

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Following the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission’s vote on the state’s new congressional maps this week, Congressman Fred Upton is keeping his options open about seeking re-election. In a social media post Wednesday, Upton wrote, “Michigan’s newly drawn