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Library Works To Serve Customers Virtually

Even though it’s been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Van Buren District Library continues to serve residents via online programs. Director Dan Hutchins tells WSJM News they’ve been doing virtual story times and crafts, researchers

Tourism Group Looks To The Future

This is National Travel and Tourism Week, although it’s being marked a bit differently this year. West Michigan Tourist Association Director Dan Sippel tells WSJM News they would usually be holding celebrations around the state, but right

St. Joseph Today Cancels Summer Events

St. Joseph Today has canceled several summer events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Director Amy Zapal tells WSJM News the cancellations extend through August. This means there will be no Lake Bluff Artisan Faire, Antiques on the

COVID-19 Cases Rise By 447 In Michigan

Even with a software glitch that resulted in lower numbers for new COVID-19 cases being reported on Monday, Tuesday’s statewide increase in new cases is just 447. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says that

Attorney General: Executive Orders Are Enforceable

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has issued an opinion that the governor’s executive orders related to COVID-19 are enforceable. The State Emergency Operations Center has released the following statement: The Michigan Legislature’s failure to pass an extension of the

MDOT To Begin M-51 Repaving Work May 11

Work will start next Monday on a resurfacing project on M-51 in Berrien and Cass counties. The Michigan Department of Transportation will be working on 11.4 miles of the highway between Peavine and 9th streets. Along with

Whitmer Downplays VP Speculation

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has said several times she’s not interested in being the running mate for Joe Biden on the Democratic presidential ticket, and was asked during Friday’s briefing if she should formally take her name out

South Haven Flooding “Highest We’ve Seen”

Flooding is again an issue throughout southwest Michigan. South Haven City Manager Brian Dissette says it’s unprecedented. “The flooding was the result of high water in the Black River and Lake Michigan,” explains Dissette. “We’ve been combating