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DNR Selling Off Surplus State Land

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is planning to auction off surplus land it owns around the state. The DNR’s Michael Michalek tells WSJM News 188 properties will be for sale in August and early September. “This

Berrien Springs Pickle Festival Monday

Taking place on Monday is the Berrien Springs Pickle Festival. The event was held in Berrien Springs each summer from 1995 to around 2005 and then brought back last year. Organizer Rhiannon Cizon tells WSJM News it

State Park Campgrounds Nearly Full

If you were still planning to go camping at a state park over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, you better get cracking. DNR Parks & Recreation chief, Ron Olson, says they’re 94.5% booked. “I would suggest

Two Hurt After Motorcycle Hits Deer

Two Elkhart, Indiana residents are hospitalized after their motorcycle hit a deer Wednesday night. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office says 35-year-old Matthew Cooper and 37-year-old Casandra Raley were sent to South Bend Memorial Hospital. Their conditions are

BHAS Board Names Interim Superintendent

The Benton Harbor Area Schools Board of Education has named an interim superintendent for the district. Dr. Kelvin Butts will lead Benton Harbor Area Schools as the board seeks a permanent replacement for Andrae Townsel, who leaves

MDOT Starts Work On I-94, Pipestone

Work has started on a Michigan Department of Transportation project on I-94 that will have a lane closed in each direction from around Stevensville to Benton Harbor through mid-November. Also, Pipestone Street under the I-94 bridge has

Whirlpool Exiting Russia

Whirlpool is getting out of Russia and will sell its operations there to an appliance company based in Istanbul, Turkey. The deal includes Whirlpool’s manufacturing site in Lipetsk, sales organization in Moscow, and sales operations in Kazakhstan

Michigan Works To Hold Expungement Fair

There will be an expungement fair at Michigan Works in Benton Harbor next month. Kamau Sandiford with Michigan Works tells WSJM News the fair will bring employers, educators, and social service organizations together for a day of