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State Approves St. Joseph Social District


The Michigan Liquor Control Commission has approved the city of St. Joseph’s request to establish a social district downtown. The social district will enable people to buy alcoholic drinks from participating businesses and then carry them around

MDOT Starts Work On M-139 Bridge


Maintenance work is underway on the M-139 bridge over the St. Joseph River in Benton Township. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Nick Schirripa tells WSJM News the agency is lengthening the lifespan of the bridge by doing

COVID-19 Cases For Saturday At 1,013


The number of new cases of COVID-19 continue to get smaller in Michigan. For Saturday, there were 1,013 new cases for a total of 883,202. The state recorded 86 deaths. Since March 2020, 18,939 Michiganders have lost

One Killed In Sawyer Fire


One person is dead from a house fire in Sawyer. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says police and fire departments were called to the 12000 block of Linden Avenue and found the home fully engulfed in flames.

COVID-19 Cases Up 1,132 For Friday


Michigan has 1,132 new COVID-19 cases for Friday. The Department of Health and Human Services says 38 deaths were recorded. The totals since March 2020 are now 882,189 cases and 18,853 deaths. In southwest Michigan, Berrien County

Peters Introduces USPS Improvement Bills


Senator Gary Peters has introduced bipartisan legislation to address the financial challenges of the United States Postal Service. During a video news conference on Thursday he said the agency is dealing with some unique agency policies. “Part

Benton Harbor Ends Boil Water Order


The boil water order in Benton Harbor is over. The city issued the order on Tuesday due to possible bacteria contamination. After extensive flushing and sampling, the city says there is no longer any possible contamination. The

World Bee Day


Thursday was World Bee Day and a west Michigan company this week is helping to keep the bee population alive across the state. Genji LeClair owns Great Lakes Bee Company in Fremont – north of Grand Rapids.

Much Of West Michigan In Severe Drought


Parts of west Michigan are experiencing a severe drought. That includes all of Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan counties and parts of eight others, including Berrien and Van Buren. Other counties are in a moderate drought. Kevin Robson