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Distracted Driving Study Launches

Starting today and running through October 19, researchers from Michigan State University will be working with police agencies in Kent and Wayne counties to evaluate methods of enforcing distracted driving laws. Jon Ross, spokesperson for the Office

Krasl Planning Events For Halloween

The Krasl Art Center and the Coastline Children’s Film Festival are combining forces this fall for Flick-or-Treat, an event set for October 31. Everyone’s invited to come and take part in a pumpkin walk and enjoy projected

County Recycling Event On October 10

The final Berrien County community recycling event of the year will be held on Saturday, October 10 in Buchanan. Berrien County Environmental Property Manager Jill Adams tells WSJM News it comes after a very successful recycling event

Archery Deer Season Underway

As Michigan’s archery deer hunting season began Thursday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants hunters to keep certain rules in mind. Chad Stewart is a deer biologist with the DNR who spoke with Michigan News Network

County Accepts Grant To Cover COVID Costs

A grant of $377,000 is being accepted by Berrien County to help recoup COVID-19 related costs. Community Development Director Dan Fette told the Berrien County Board of Commissioners Thursday the funds come from the federal CARES act

Whitmer Announces $500 Million Drinking Water Improvement Plan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a new $500 million plan to upgrade drinking water and wastewater infrastructure around Michigan. The governor’s office has released the following: Governor Gretchen Whitmer today, along with bipartisan and bicameral partners, announced MI Clean Water, a $500 million comprehensive water