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State COVID-19 Cases Rise By 607

COVID-19 cases in Michigan are up by 607 on Friday to a total of 56,621 with 34 new deaths as that figure has risen to 5,406. Southwest Michigan’s cases are up slightly. Berrien County has seven new

Tulip Time Needs $1M To Survive

Holland’s Tulip time Festival is in dire financial straits and needs to come up with $1 million in order to return in 2021. Executive director Gwen Auerda says they had to refund $400,000 in tickets after this

State Highlights Need For Foster Families

With the pandemic going on, the need for foster families in Michigan continues to exist. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News the state always has thousands of kids waiting for

Faith Leaders Promoting Census

Faith leaders around Michigan have joined the 2020 Census Be Counted campaign. Pastor Rodney Gulley with New Covenant Community Baptist Church in Benton Harbor tells WSJM News he’s part of the effort because he knows the census

Health Department Talks COVID-19 Testing

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced this week essential workers can now be tested for COVID-19 even without a doctor’s note. Berrien County Health Department spokesperson Gillian Conrad tells WSJM News that’s mostly true here in our area. It

County Board Meeting Cancelled

Technical problems forced the Berrien County Board of Commissioners to cancel its Thursday morning meeting this week. The body was all set to meet over Zoom as it has been during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the tech

United Way Sets Up Fund For Schools

The United Way of Southwest Michigan has announced the creation of a $150,000 fund for schools hurting due to the COVID-10 pandemic. The United Way of Southwest Michigan has released the following statement: United Way of Southwest

State Unveils New COVID-19 Dashboard

There is a new tool for Michiganders to use to track what’s going on with COVID-19. University of Michigan associate professor of epidemiology Dr. Emily Martin says the MI Safe Start Map is an interactive dashboard with