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Whitmer Calls For Renewed Budget Work

With the September 30 deadline fast approaching, there’s still no deal in place for a state budget. Governor Gretchen Whitmer says leaders on both sides took a vacation instead of working on a plan. She spoke to

Utility Seeks More MI Wind Parks

From the Associated Press — DTE Energy is planning to buy three new wind parks in Michigan that are expected to help lower carbon emissions from the utility’s operations. The Detroit-based utility says Michigan’s Public Service Commission

Cook Plant Unit 2 Taken Offline

Unit 2 at Cook’s nuclear power plant in Bridgman was shut down Sunday to fix two water pumps. Indiana Michigan Power says there’s no safety issue and the repairs are expected to be made soon. Bill Downey

Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations

The American Red Cross still faces a blood donation emergency in Michigan. Southwest Michigan Red Cross Communications Director Todd Kulman says stepping up now to donate your blood could well save a life. “The easiest way is

Hartford Library Sale This Week

The fundraising is underway for a new home for the Hartford Public Library. Director Stephanie Daniels tells WSJM News the goal is to break ground in September on a new facility located on East Street, the site

Red Flags Posted At South Haven Beach

Red flags are posted again at South Beach in South Haven today. South Haven Area Emergency Services has released the following statement: “Today in South Haven, South Beach is RED FLAGGED for Saturday July 20, 2019. Similar

County Collecting Pesticides For Recycling

Berrien County is holding a pesticide collection event this month. Farmers, greenhouse operators, golf course staff, and gardeners are welcome to drop off unwanted and outdated pesticides at the Clean Sweep Collection site in Benton Harbor on

Scream Park Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Niles Scream Park has announced its community project scholarship recipients for the year. Secretary Kelly Welch tells WSJM News six young people from Niles, Brandywine, and South Haven High Schools have been picked for $500 scholarships

State Police Issue Heat Advisory

Michigan State Police are encouraging everyone to stay safe during this weekend’s heatwave. Lieutenant Ken High out of Paw Paw tells WSJM News you need to take a few simple precautions. “Stay hydrated, drinking plenty of water,

State Confirms New Measles Case In Detroit

From the Associated Press — Health officials in Detroit have confirmed a case of measles in a city resident who recently returned from overseas travel. The Detroit Health Department says the person with the highly contagious disease

Water Rescues In South Haven Friday

It’s tempting to go for a swim in Lake Michigan with today’s hot weather, but officials say that isn’t the best idea. The National Weather Service Friday strongly advised against going in the lake all along west

[VIDEO] NoBo Medical Marijuana Dispensary Breaks Ground in Benton Harbor

Video Playback Not Supported <iframe class=’wpb_videoplayer video-single-player-iframe’ allowfullscreen scrolling=’no’ width=’600′ height=’330′ frameborder=’0′ src=’https://www.wsjm.com/wp-content/plugins/wpb-video/wpb-video-embed/wpb-video-embed.php?blogid=321&id=66840&flag_call=singleVideo&playerid=fbqwxde&player_slug=wsjm-com-stories&chkFlagFrom=meta_insert_video’></iframe> Ground has been broken on Benton Harbor’s first medical marijuana dispensary. Colorado-based NoBo is setting up shop in Benton Harbor, just after the city