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Minimum Wage Group Vows Fight

From the Associated Press — Organizers of a ballot initiative that would raise Michigan’s minimum wage to $12 an hour say they will sue if the Republican-led Legislature adopts the proposal but then weakens it later in

Mental Health Crisis Training This Month

Police officers from all over Michigan will be in New Buffalo this month for training on mental health crisis intervention. Riverwood Center Jail Diversion Supervisor Gretchen Carlson tells WSJM News the training teach those who work with

One Injured In Farm Accident

A Benton Harbor man is hospitalized after a farm accident in Cass County Tuesday afternoon. The Cass County Sheriff’s Department tells us 66-year-old Willie Lewis was lying down in a field in the 2300 block of Lake

Fallen Trooper To Be Honored Sunday

Red Arrow Highway between Glenlord and Hilltop roads will be dedicated for Michigan State Police Trooper Robert Mihalik this weekend. The state Legislature approved the honorary designation for Mihalik earlier this year, and the ceremony will be

Strong Sales For Ford

Ford posted a strong sales report for August, led by booming sales of the Lincoln Navigator and Ford F-150 pick up. Auto analyst John McElroy told Michigan News Network this week sales were up just over 4%

Study Looks At LMC Economic Impact

The Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees this week heard the results of an economic impact study on the college. Susan Hackett, a consultant with EMSI, a labor market analysis firm, said a look at 2016 and