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Planning Commission Gives Out Awards

Some awards to recognize those who have worked to improve infrastructure in the past year around southwest Michigan have been announced by the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission. Associate planner Kris Martin tells WSJM News the group’s board

Counties Seeking Coastal Erosion Help

The Van Buren County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution asking the Michigan Legislature and the governor to declare the Great Lakes shoreline a disaster area. Van Buren County Administrator John Faul tells WSJM News the

I&M Rate Increase Begins Next Month

Your electric rate is about to go up. Indiana Michigan Power says it’s reached a settlement with the Michigan Public Service Commission regarding the utility’s request to raise rates by 19% to earn it another $58.5 million

BH Gets Positive Audit Report

It’s another clean and unmodified audit for the city of Benton Harbor. City commissioners on Tuesday heard from Paul Matz of the auditing firm Rehman Robson, who presented the annual audit for the fiscal year ending last

Upton Presents Honor To Niles Veteran

Congressman Fred Upton was in St. Joseph on Tuesday to honor a veteran for his service. Upton presented Steven Gordon, a Vietnam War veteran who now lives in Niles, with the Combat Infantryman Badge. Upton tells WSJM