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Whitmer: State Will Recover Economically


Governor Gretchen Whitmer says Michigan will recover economically from the coronavirus pandemic. Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday, the governor talked about the backlash she’s still getting over decisions she’s made regarding the COVID 19 pandemic.

AG Nessel Revamping Hate Crimes Division


The state Attorney General is making changes in her office to handle the growing number of public officials who are reporting threats. Dana Nessel says she’s investigating about a dozen complaints at the state level alone and

Retailers Hopeful For Second Holiday Season


The week after Christmas starts what many retailers call the second holiday shopping season. It’s a time when people will return gifts and use gift cards they receive. Jennifer Rook from the Michigan Retailers Association says store

Southwestern Michigan College Board Reviews 2020


The Southwestern Michigan College Board of Trustees spent part of its monthly meeting this week reviewing its accomplishments in 2020. SMC President Joe Odenwald presented a list that included the development of SMC’s first online courses, preparation

Casco Township Home Badly Damaged By Fire


A home in Casco Township has extensive damage after catching fire Sunday morning. A neighbor called 911 after noticing the flames at 60th Street and 104th Avenue around 8:45 a.m. South Haven Area Emergency Services responded along

Sheriff’s Department Receives Drone


The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department has acquired a drone thanks to donations from two local partners. Honor Credit Union and Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services teamed up to provide the funding for the department’s EVO

State Releases COVID Numbers For Saturday


Michigan is reporting 7,341 additional cases of COVID-19 for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday combined. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services did not report COVID numbers for Thursday and Friday. The three day total released Saturday

Cass County ISD To Select New Name


The Cass Intermediate School District in Cass County is changing its name. The board of trustees voted last week to seek a new name so the Senator Lewis Cass reference can be dropped. Lewis Cass was a

Slow Season For Amtrak


This is normally a busy time for Amtrak with travelers heading out for the holidays. However, this year Amtrak spokesman Mark Magliari expects travel will be down 80% below normal. He told Michigan News Network this week

State Sees Progress On COVID


From the Associated Press — A state scientist says Michigan’s rate of new COVID-19 cases has been dropping for more than 29 days. The state last week reported its lowest weekly new case total – 28,072 –

Churches Prepare For Unusual XMas Eve Mass


For some, Christmas Eve means finding last minute gifts, prepping a meal, and getting ready for church. Catholic churches will be holding evening and midnight masses tonight. Father Adam Nowak told Michigan News Network it’s important because