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Berrien Deputy, K9 Receive Award


A Berrien County Sheriff’s deputy and a department K9 have been honored for their part in catching a suspect who fled from police with his 1-year-old daughter in the vehicle last year. The sheriff’s department says Brandon

Hartford Gets $375,00 Water Grant


Hartford is receiving a $375,000 state grant to improve its water quality. The office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced more than $5 million in grants statewide as part of the MI Clean Water plan. The grants

Housing Market Still Red Hot


The housing market in southwest Michigan remains red-hot. For April, the average selling price hit $335,767, up 25% from March and up 51% from a year ago.. The median sales price was 12% higher than a year

Whitmer Announces New Office To Expand Broadband


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a new initiative to expand the rollout of broadband internet around Michigan. The governor’s office has released the following: Governor Gretchen Whitmer today issued Executive Directive 2021-02 to help bridge the digital divide

United Way Holding Summer Food Drive


The United Way of Southwest Michigan has launched a summer food drive. Spokesperson Jennifer Tomshack tells WSJM News Summer Stock Up is intended to help local food pantries continue their mission during a lull period. “People are

Michigan’s COVID-19 Orders Relaxed


As part of new health orders taking effect today in Michigan, there will no longer be capacity limits outdoors or for residential gatherings. Venues holding things like weddings can set their own pandemic rules. It seems like

Free Fishing Weekend This Month


Michigan will have a free fishing weekend the weekend of June 12. The Michigan Wildlife Council has released the following: Michiganders and visitors purchased a record 1.5 million state fishing licenses in 2020 – a jump from

St. Joseph Designates New Park


There’s a new park in the city of St. Joseph. City Manager John Hodgson tells WSJM News the land is at 213 Upton Drive, where the old city water tower once stood on the north side of

Army Corps Photo Contest Underway


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District is once again taking submissions for its annual photo contest. Army Corps spokesperson Emily Schaefer tells WSJM News they’re looking for pictures of the agency’s work around the region.