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John James Touring Michigan

From the Associated Press — U.S. Senate candidate John James has begun an in-person tour of Michigan amid the pandemic, visiting a Jackson County farm to criticize the overregulation and overtaxation of farmers. Monday’s stop is believed

School Leaders Warn About Danger Of State Cuts

School leaders across Michigan are warning lawmakers that districts are facing unknown costs related to the coronavirus and budget cuts will only add to the problem. Oakland Schools Superintendent Wanda Cook-Robinson is part of the School Finance

SJ Farmers Markets Underway For Summer

One thing that’s now up and running each weekend is the St. Joseph Farmers Market. St. Joseph Today’s Amy Zapal tells WSJM News they started the market on June 6, and people have been responding well. “We’ve

RESA Board Names New Superintendent

Berrien RESA has selected Eric Hoppstock to be the next district superintendent. Hoppstock is currently RESA’s assistant superintendent and chief academic officer, and he’ll take over his new role on July 1. The Berrien RESA Board of

State Resumes Charging For Admission At Parks

Michigan state parks has resumed collecting admission fees after a three-month break because of the coronavirus. The recreation passport costs $12 when renewing a license plate registration through the secretary of state or $17 at park entrances.

Veggie Van In Coloma This Week

The Veggie Van is coming back to southwest Michigan. Spectrum Health Lakeland spokesperson Jessica Springer tells WSJM News  it’s a mobile farmer’s market that gives away locally-produced vegetables and fruits. “The goal of this program is to

Property Tax Deadline Approaching

The property tax due date is fast approaching. Berrien County Treasurer Shelly Weich tells WSJM News due to COVID-19, Governor Gretchen Whitmer moved it back to June 29. If you still owe on your taxes, the treasurer’s

Body Found In St. Joseph River

Police say they believe the body of a man who went missing in the St. Joseph River in Royalton Township on Friday has been found. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says the man went under while helping

DNR Warns Of Wildfire Risk

Be careful if you’re having a campfire this weekend. There’s an elevated risk of wildfires statewide because of hot, dry weather. Michigan Department of Natural Resources resource protection manager Don Klingler told Michigan News Network this week