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Upton Praises House Action On Opioids

Congressman Fred Upton is hailing U.S. House action designed to reduce the abuse of opioids. Following this week’s passage of the conference report to accompany the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, Upton issued a statement saying the

Thousands Turn Out For Krasl Art Fair

The 55th Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff is underway in downtown St. Joseph. Thousands of visitors have taken to the bluff to see and purchase the work of 200 jewelers, ceramic artists, painters, sculptors, glass artists, and

Court Order Could Lead To Thousands Of Deportations

Thousands of undocumented immigrants are worried that their sign up information for President Obama’s “Dreamers” program now could get them deported. Last month’s Supreme Court decision striking down parts of the president’s executive action means a federal

Krasl Art Fair Starts Today

It’s time for the Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff in downtown St. Joseph. Krasl Marketing Director Breeze Ettl says the 55th annual event is expected to attract more than 50,000 people to the area. They’ll be able

Michigan Job Market Improving

Employers shook off two months of weak hiring and added 287,000 jobs in June. Michigan News Network Business Editor Murray Feldman reports the unemployment rate rose from 4.7 to 4.9%. “Last time it was 4.9 was back

Interchange Work This Weekend In Kalamazoo

The Michigan Department of Transportation is warning drivers to beware of closures this weekend at the interchange connecting US-131 and I-94 in Kalamazoo County. Closures this weekend will affect all ramps except southbound US-131 onto I-94, says

Celebrate Bridgman This Weekend

It’s time for the annual Celebrate Bridgman event. Set for Saturday, the day will feature a variety of family-friendly activities all around town. Mayor Hannah Anderson says it’s a great way to celebrate the community, and also

Dowagiac Police Investigating Hit & Run

Dowagiac police are investigating the hit and run of a pedestrian on Thursday. The department of public safety says it happened shortly before 4 p.m. on Riverside Drive near Hill Street. A 17-year old girl told officers

St. Julian Winery President Dies

The president of St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw has died. A message posted to the winery’s website says David Braganini passed away unexpectedly on July 5. In addition to leading St. Julian Winery, Braganini served on

[VIDEO] U.S. 31 Set For Completion

A long-awaited road construction project in southwest Michigan is finally slated to get started. State Representative Al Pscholka says the Michigan Department of Transportation’s next five-year plan includes the completion of US-31, connecting the highway to I-94.