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Nessel Talks Affordable Care Act

In a Zoom call Wednesday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined the advocacy group Protect Our Care to advocate for the Affordable Care Act. Nessel said protecting the law is part of her job. “I tried to

Barber Packaging Expanding In Bangor

Barber Packaging in Bangor is expanding. After their successful conversion to make one-million face shields for the medical community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the firm is creating as many as 20 jobs with a six-acre, 36,000 square

Tuesday’s COVID-19 Numbers Released

Michigan is up by 779 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 20 new deaths. The Department of Health and Human Services says the total cases are now 98,439 and 6,417 have lost their lives. Locally, updated county numbers

State Budget Outlook Improves

Michigan’s budget outlook is not as bad as was thought – thanks to federal pandemic relief aid, higher consumer spending and tax payments than expected, and a quicker recovery by the manufacturing and auto industries. In May,

St. Joseph Seeking DNR Trust Fund Grant

The city of St. Joseph is moving ahead with requesting a grant application for improvements to Whirlpool Centennial Park. Deputy director of Parks and Grounds Greg Grothous says they are requesting money through the Michigan Department of

Eastern Michigan University Delays Move-In

Eastern Michigan University is delaying Thursday’s move-in to September 17th due to the coronavirus. University president James Smith says it’s disappointing for students, but they want to make sure they are moving forward in the safest possible

Monday COVID-19 Numbers Released

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the state is higher by 868 to 97,660. The number of new deaths is holding steady for a second straight day at 4. That brings the total to 6,397. Berrien

SHAES Gets Bicycles

South Haven Area Emergency Services has something new for 2020 and beyond. The department has acquired bicycles for responders to use during busy times when high traffic areas are difficult to navigate. The idea predates the COVID-19

County Land Auction To Be Held Online

The next Berrien County land auction will be on September 26, and it will be all online. Berrien County Treasurer Shelly Weich told the county board of commissioners on Thursday there will be plenty to bid on.

Sunday COVID-19 Totals Released

Michigan’s COVID-19 cases are at 96,792 with 768 new cases on Sunday. Four additional deaths have been recorded to bring that total to 6,393. In Berrien County, there are 1,337 cases and 69 deaths. Cass County is

DNR Land Auctions Coming Up

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is getting ready to hold some property auctions. DNR resource specialist Michael Michalek tells WSJM News they sell off surplus properties each year. This fall, there will be 225 properties around

Upton Backs Postal Service Funding Bill

Congressman Fred Upton is among members of the U.S. House to support a bill to allocate $25 billion in emergency funding to the U.S. Postal Service. Upton’s office has released the following: U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-St.

17-Year-Old Killed In Hartford Crash

A 17 year old boy is dead after a crash involving alcohol in Hartford on Friday. The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department has released the following statement: Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott reports that Deputies responded to an