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State Resumes Charging For Admission At Parks

Michigan state parks has resumed collecting admission fees after a three-month break because of the coronavirus. The recreation passport costs $12 when renewing a license plate registration through the secretary of state or $17 at park entrances.

Veggie Van In Coloma This Week

The Veggie Van is coming back to southwest Michigan. Spectrum Health Lakeland spokesperson Jessica Springer tells WSJM News  it’s a mobile farmer’s market that gives away locally-produced vegetables and fruits. “The goal of this program is to

Property Tax Deadline Approaching

The property tax due date is fast approaching. Berrien County Treasurer Shelly Weich tells WSJM News due to COVID-19, Governor Gretchen Whitmer moved it back to June 29. If you still owe on your taxes, the treasurer’s

Body Found In St. Joseph River

Police say they believe the body of a man who went missing in the St. Joseph River in Royalton Township on Friday has been found. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says the man went under while helping

DNR Warns Of Wildfire Risk

Be careful if you’re having a campfire this weekend. There’s an elevated risk of wildfires statewide because of hot, dry weather. Michigan Department of Natural Resources resource protection manager Don Klingler told Michigan News Network this week

Man Missing In St. Joseph River

The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man who went missing in the St. Joseph River on Friday. It says deputies were called out to the river about a mile from the Jasper Dairy boat

South Haven Drowning Victim Dies

A 19-year-old South Haven woman has died after she was pulled out of Lake Michigan off of South Haven’s South Beach on Tuesday. The South Haven Police Department says Jazmyn Patterson died at a Kalamazoo hospital. She’d