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Sodus Man Killed In Crash

A Sodus Township man is dead following a crash in Weesaw Township on Sunday afternoon. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department tells us officers were called out to Pardee Road north of West Warren Woods Road just before

Detroit Casino Revenues Down Nearly 60%

From the Associated Press — Revenue from Detroit’s three casinos has plummeted nearly 60% so far this year as the gambling halls’ months-long closure in response to the coronavirus pandemic continues. The decline also is leaving the

Work Underway On New I&M Solar Facility

Construction has begun on Indiana Michigan Power’s new solar facility near South Bend. I&M spokesperson Schnee Garrett tells WSJM News the St. Joseph Solar Farm will feature 57,000 solar panels on 210 acres of property next to

Website Helps Businesses Track COVID Cases

A new online portal has been launched by the Berrien County Health Department to help employers make wise decisions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM NJews the “Back2WorkSafe Employer and Organization Wellness Tracking Tool”

Adopt a Highway Cleanup Gets Started

The first Adopt a Highway cleanup project of the year was slated to get started this weekend. Michigan Department of Transportation spokesperson Dan Weingarten tells WSJM News they had one scheduled for this spring, but it had

Andrews Planning Virtual Commencement

Andrews University is planning a virtual commencement for this year. It says from July 31 to August 2, the entire campus community will celebrate the achievements of graduating students through celebration of graduates services and the commencement.

Whitmer Responds To Nursing Home Claims

Governor Gretchen Whitmer is fighting back against claims that people in Michigan nursing homes were put at risk by putting them alongside COVID-19 patients. A common complaint against her administration is that it placed some COVID patients

SWM Businesses Saluted For Producing PPE

Congressman Fred Upton, Cornerstone Alliance, and the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber have teamed up to salute southwest Michigan companies that have helped during the COVID-19 pandemic by producing personal protective equipment and sanitation supplies. A gathering was

Governor Issues Order To Strengthen Mask Rules

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued a new executive order intended to strengthen her previous executive orders regarding the use of masks. The governor’s office has released the following statement: Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-153,

State Studying Feasibility Of Toll Roads

Should Michigan have toll roads? Baruch Feigenbaum, senior managing director of transportation policy at the Reason Foundation, says it should. Speaking on the most recent edition of the Michigan Department of Transportation podcast, “Talking Tansportation,” Feigenbaum said

County Seeking COVID Reimbursements

Berrien County will be seeking some funds to recoup COVID-19 related costs, and some officials would like to see health department staff get extra hazard pay. During a Thursday meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners,