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New Park To Be Built In Hagar Twp

Hagar Township is getting a new park thanks to a state grant. Township Supervisor Iggy DiMaggio tells WSJM News the township has been approved for $300,000 from the Michigan Department of Natural Resource Trust Fund for next

Winter Storm Warning Issued For SWM

A winter storm warning is in effect in Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass counties through 7 a.m. Wednesday. WNDU Meteorologist Mike Hoffman tells WSJM News this storm will be similar to the one we just had this

Time To Get Ready For Tax Season

It’s not the most festive topic, but experts are urging Michiganders to use this time of year to get ready for tax season, and to know what resources are available to help. Ross Yednock, program director of

LMC Purchases New Student Support System

Lake Michigan College will soon have a new system in place to help students stay on track academically. At a Thursday meeting, the LMC Board of Trustees approved the purchase of the EAB Student Success Management System.

Gas Prices Rise Statewide

Your holiday budget may have taken an unexpected hit this past week, as gas prices are up 7¢ statewide and higher by 17¢ in this area. Triple-A Michigan puts the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph average gas price at

MSU Recognized By Breastfeeding Advocacy Group

Michigan State University is the first Michigan college to receive the Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Award. Michigan Breastfeeding Network Director Jane Whitacre tells WSJM News the network encourages all employers to follow state law and set aside places where

Winter Storm Warning In Effect

The National Weather Service is warning of more snow to come this afternoon and evening. It has issued the following alert: Heavy lake effect snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to

Homelessness Declining In Michigan

Homelessness in Michigan is drastically down since 2010. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Regional Administrator James Cunningham tells WSJM News homelessness in Michigan has dropped 2.9% since last year and 30% since 2010. One

LMC Spring Enrollment Expected To Rebound

Spring enrollment at Lake Michigan College is looking strong. LMC President Trevor Kubatzke tells WSJM News that’s after fall enrollment was substantially down. “As of today, we are less than 1% of where we were last year,”

Suitcases For Kids Raises More Than $2,000

The Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors is celebrating what it calls a successful Suitcases for Kids campaign. Each year, association members collect personal care items for children in foster care. Many kids find themselves suddenly in the

Upton Discusses Trip To Puerto Rico

Congressman Fred Upton expects several more months of intensive work as hurricane cleanup continues in Puerto Rico. He took a trip there last week as part of a delegation of 10 federal lawmakers and tells WSJM News