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South Haven Splash Pad Opens

The new splash pad in South Haven is finished and open. The city held a ribbon cutting for the more than $600,000 attraction Thursday. The splash pad is similar to the Whirlpool Compass Fountain in St. Joseph,

MI Businesses Seeing A Shortage Of Change

Brother, can you spare a dime? The coronavirus pandemic has caused a nationwide coin shortage, according to the Federal Reserve, and business owners are feeling it. Jerry Millen is the owner of a marijuana dispensary in Michigan.

Upton Backing Rural Broadband Legislation

Congressman Fred Upton is pushing a bill to increase broadband access as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. He tells WSJM News the Rural Broadband Acceleration Act would speed up the distribution of the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund,

Humane Society Seeking Funds

The Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan could use some help. Marketing Coordinator Xay Somsanith tells WSJM News they shut down to visitors in March when the pandemic struck, and just started to reopen this month. During the

Wendzel Bill Aims To Reduce Voter Fraud

State Representative Pauline Wendzel has introduced legislation intended to increase the security of elections as absentee voting this year will hit record numbers in Michigan. Wendzel tells WSJM News her bill would make it a felony for

LMC Fab Lab Open Allows Anyone To Make PPE

Lake Michigan College’s Fab Lab is offering workshops and classes throughout the summer to give everyone something to do in this year of coronavirus. Hanson Technology Center Director Chad Dee tells WSJM News the makers space allows

Whitmer: Rising COVID Cases Disturbing

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says the trend with Michigan’s COVID-19 cases is heading in the wrong direction. The governor told Michigan News Network this week the rising number of positive cases isn’t helping efforts to re-open more businesses.

Police Departments Receive Donated Food Bags

A local effort to show support for police agencies has led to departments throughout southwest Michigan receiving special food bags for their officers. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department tells us Jackie Haney decided to do something to