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Interim Sheriff named for Berrien County


On Wednesday, the Berrien County Sheriff Appointment Committee interviewed all five candidates vying for the opportunity to serve as interim sheriff of Berrien County. At the conclusion of the public interviews and public comment, the appointment committee

MI retail sales down slightly in October

Retail sales fell last month in Michigan from September. October’s sales landed at 43.1 on the 100 point retail index, a drop from September’s 47.6. Andrea Bitely with the Michigan Retailers Association says the holidays could improve

Whitmer signs Reproductive Health Act


From the Associated Press — Michigan Democrats, who early this year had built on the state’s recent reputation for safeguarding abortion rights, have stalled on the once-assured effort due to dissent within the state legislative caucus in recent months.

Bridgman holding downtown planter decorating contest


A new downtown decorating contest is underway in Bridgman. Bridgman Corridor Improvement Authority Chair Hannah Anderson tells us they’ve launched the Frostina the Snowman planter contest with 12 downtown organizations. The groups are decorating the downtown planters

Commissioners reject redoing water study


Benton Harbor City Commissioners have declined to redo a water system capacity study that was conducted earlier this year. At a Monday meeting, commissioners heard from Fleis and VandenBrink Engineering’s Elaine Venema, who said the Michigan Department