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Enbridge To Pay $61 Million For 2010 Spill

Enbridge Energy Partners will pay a $61 million penalty for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history under an agreement with federal officials. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice announced the settlement

United Way Rivalry Run Next Month

The United Way of Southwest Michigan is now taking registrations for its 3rd annual Rivalry Run. The runs raise money for the organization, which supports a variety of causes in Berrien and Cass Counties. This year’s run

21 Youths Graduate From MSP Leadership Academy

Benton Harbor City Commissioners have saluted 21 young men who graduated from the Michigan State Police Youth Leadership Academy this year. At Monday’s meeting, they were introduced to the latest graduates. MSP trooper Maurice Burton says the kids who

Van Buren Youth Fair Underway

It’s time once again for the Van Buren Youth Fair. The event is now underway at the fairgrounds in Hartford, with activities scheduled through Saturday. The Youth Fair Board’s Paul Garrod says, in addition to the 4H

Service Held For Ron Kienzle

Two Berrien County Courthouse security officers killed last week in the line of duty have been laid to rest. On Monday, the service for Ronald Kienzle was held at Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center with a thousands

[VIDEO] Unity March Draws Hundreds

A call for unity and love is being heeded in Berrien County. Cafe Mosiac’s Andrew Collins and several others got together to call for a march from the Benton Harbor business to the Berrien County Courthouse in

Berrien County Property Auction Tuesday

A big turnout is expected for Tuesday’s Berrien County Property Auction at The DANK in Benton Harbor. County Treasurer Bret Witkowski tells WSJM News the auction listings on the county website have generated huge amounts of traffic.

Gas Prices Up 9¢

AAA Michigan says gas prices statewide have risen by about 9 cents per gallon in the past week. The Dearborn-based auto club says the average price for self-serve regular u nleaded gasoline was about $2.36 per gallon

Funeral Today For Ron Kienzle

Southwest Michigan says goodbye to Berrien County Courthouse bailiff Ron Kienzle today. His funeral is set for 1 p.m. at the Mendel Center on the campus of Lake Michigan College. Kienzle was shot and killed along with