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COVID-19 Cases For Saturday At 1,013

The number of new cases of COVID-19 continue to get smaller in Michigan. For Saturday, there were 1,013 new cases for a total of 883,202. The state recorded 86 deaths. Since March 2020, 18,939 Michiganders have lost

One Killed In Sawyer Fire

One person is dead from a house fire in Sawyer. The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department says police and fire departments were called to the 12000 block of Linden Avenue and found the home fully engulfed in flames.

COVID-19 Cases Up 1,132 For Friday

Michigan has 1,132 new COVID-19 cases for Friday. The Department of Health and Human Services says 38 deaths were recorded. The totals since March 2020 are now 882,189 cases and 18,853 deaths. In southwest Michigan, Berrien County

Peters Introduces USPS Improvement Bills

Senator Gary Peters has introduced bipartisan legislation to address the financial challenges of the United States Postal Service. During a video news conference on Thursday he said the agency is dealing with some unique agency policies. “Part

Benton Harbor Ends Boil Water Order

The boil water order in Benton Harbor is over. The city issued the order on Tuesday due to possible bacteria contamination. After extensive flushing and sampling, the city says there is no longer any possible contamination. The

World Bee Day

Thursday was World Bee Day and a west Michigan company this week is helping to keep the bee population alive across the state. Genji LeClair owns Great Lakes Bee Company in Fremont – north of Grand Rapids.

Much Of West Michigan In Severe Drought

Parts of west Michigan are experiencing a severe drought. That includes all of Kent, Ottawa, and Allegan counties and parts of eight others, including Berrien and Van Buren. Other counties are in a moderate drought. Kevin Robson

Thursday’s COVID-19 Numbers Released

Michigan has 1,372 new COVID-19 cases for Thursday. The Department of Health and Human Services says 74 deaths were recorded. with 61 being from reviews of vital records. The totals since March 2020 are now 881,057 cases

COVID-19 Cases Up By 1,560

Michigan has 1,560 new COVID-19 cases for Wednesday. The Department of Health and Human Services says 31 deaths were recorded. The totals since March 2020 are now 879,685 cases and 18,741 deaths. In southwest Michigan, Berrien County

State Searching For 2021 Christmas Tree

Temperatures are in the 70’s but the state is on the hunt for the state Christmas tree. Department of Technology, Management & Budget spokeswoman Khristyn Herman explains what they want. “What we’re looking for is a spruce

One Killed In I-94 Crash

Michigan State Police are investigating a crash between a pickup and a parked semi on westbound I-94 near mile marker 56 that killed one. Troopers say an 81-year-old Milwaukee man was killed when his pickup went off

President Biden Tours Ford Plant

President Biden toured a Ford electric car plant in Dearborn as part of an effort to tout his American Jobs Plan. The plan, which aims to create jobs by rebuilding US infrastructure, has gotten little support from

COVID-19 Cases Up 1,271

Michigan’s new COVID-19 cases for Tuesday are 1,271. The Department of Health and Human Services says that brings the total since March 2020 to 878,125. There were 83 deaths recorded with 27 through vital records reviews. A

Buchanan Moving On Andrews University Plan

Buchanan may start to look different soon based on the work of the city and Andrews University School of Architecture and Design. They have done a four-month partnership to reimagine development opportunities in the city. Anyone interested