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Benton Harbor To Reclassify Two Streets


Benton Harbor City Commissioners have approved some minor changes for a couple of streets as part of ongoing planning. During a Monday meeting, the city commission approved a request to the Michigan Department of Transportation that East

Great Lakes Water Levels Trending Down


Great Lakes water levels in 2021 are tracking below last year’s levels, although Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair, and Erie remain well above long-term average levels. That’s according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which

$3 Million Literacy Grant Going To BH Schools


Benton Harbor Area Schools is receiving a $3 million literacy grant. Superintendent Andrae Townsel announced during Tuesday’s board of education meeting the federally funded grant from the Michigan Department of Education will be used to begin building

State Police Graduate New Troopers


There are now 55 new Michigan State Police troopers ready to serve the state. Michigan State Police say graduation has been held for the 138th Trooper Recruit School as the graduates prepare to head off to their

Van Buren ISD Hires New Superintendent


A new superintendent is in place at the Van Buren County Intermediate School District. The district says David Manson took over the position on Monday, March 1. He was previously the assistant superintendent, and has more than

Benton Harbor Man Dead In Fiery Crash


A 25-year-old Benton Harbor man is dead following a crash in Benton Township early Saturday. The Benton Township Police Department says officers were called to the scene at South Benton Center Road and East Britain Avenue shortly

UP Newspaper To Shut Down


It’s the end of an era in the UP as the Munising News will end its operation at the end of March. Owner Willie Peterson says they just haven’t been able to find employees. He has tried

4H Students Collecting Recyclables


4H kids in Berrien and Van Buren counties are being challenged to collect recyclable plastic materials that will be melted down into benches, tables, garden planters, etc. The material will be donated back to the community. The