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Voters Request 2.5 Million Absentee Ballots


The Michigan Secretary of State’s office says Michigan voters have requested 2.5 million absentee ballots for the November election. Through October 19, residents with a Michigan driver’s license or state identification card can register online at Michigan.gov/Vote.

Brandywine High School Gets Tennis Courts


Brandywine Community Schools has something to celebrate this week. The district held a ribbon cutting on its brand new tennis courts. The days of Brandywine High School tennis team members driving across town, with racquets in tow,

Ludington Holding Octoberfest In A New Way


If you’re still trying to plan a fall getaway, Ludington officials say it’s a great destination along Lake Michigan. Ludington Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Director Brandy Miller told Michigan News Network this week s they have

Lakeshore Schools Gets Donation Of Masks


Lakeshore Public Schools has received a donation of 250 masks as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The Lakeshore Excellence Foundation’s Kathleen Wolf tells WSJM News the specially designed masks come from Dr. Gyl Kasewurm of Professional Hearing Services.

Healthy Michigan Plan Tops 800,000 Enrollees


The Healthy Michigan Plan has topped 800,000 enrollees for the first time. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson Bob Wheaton tells WSJM News Healthy Michigan is the state’s expanded Medicaid program, made possible by the

Fruit Harvest Underway


Southwest Michigan farmers are getting into the fields to pick the fruit. Michigan State University Extension’s Mark Longstroth in Van Buren County give an update. “Fruit harvest is well underway with apple harvest in Berrien County and

St. Joseph: Halloween Still A Go


Among the first questions in Monday night’s St. Joseph City Commission meeting came from Abigail Brotzke with a question a lot of people are asking. “I was wondering if there is going to be any trick-or-treating this

AEP Switching To Electric Vehicles


American Electric Power has a goal of having 100% of its 2,300 cars and light duty trucks replaced with electric vehicles within the next decade. AEP’s total fleet is composed of nearly 8,000 vehicles, including medium- and

Michigan COVID-19 Numbers Up 1,308


Michigan has reported 1,308 new COVID-19 cases with 5,000 more recoveries over the weekend. The state Department of Health and Human Services reports since March, we are now at 122,735 cases. There were also 8 deaths reported

Unlock Michigan Under Investigation


The group Unlock Michigan is under investigation by Attorney General Dana Nessel. They are accused of illegally collecting some of their petition signatures for their effort to repeal the 1945 Emergency Powers of the Governor Act. The