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Kayaker Dies In Niles


A kayaker has died after being part of a group that had trouble on the St. Joseph River in Niles on New Year’s Day. Firefighters rescued two of the kayakers, and a third got himself out of

Stevensville Getting A Biggby Coffee


A Biggby Coffee location is coming to Stevensville. Construction is underway now on the “B Cubed” Biggby, as it will be called. B Cubed locations are smaller Biggby establishments with no walk-in service. It will be drive-through

State Distributing Food In Flint


To help residents of Flint offset the negative health effects of lead, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is distributing nutrient-rich food in the community. The department says the mobile food pantry sites distribute foods

Secretary Of State Collects Five Tons Of Food


More than 10,000 pounds of food was collected this year through the Michigan Secretary of State’s Harvest Gathering food drive. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says the long-running program is just one way Michigan residents come together

Extra Police Patrols Continue


Michigan State Police have stepped up patrols to make the roads safer this week and next week. Operation Care will mean additional highway enforcement through the end of the New Year’s period. The traffic initiative is a

Survey Seeks Input On BH Schools


Members of the Benton Harbor community are being invited to take a survey that has been put online by the Benton Harbor Area Schools Community Engagement and Advisory Committee. The Michigan Department of Treasury says the committee

New Poverty Task Force Launched By Governor


Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced the creation of the Michigan Poverty Task Force. Housed within the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, or LEO, the task force will bring together representatives of 19 state agencies to

Lecture Series Coming To St. Joseph


Coming to the Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library in St. Joseph this winter will be an award winning lecture series put on by Calvin University. From January 8 through January 28, the library will be one of

Ads For OK2SAY Tipline Running In Movie Theaters


Michigan’s OK2SAY tipline is now appearing on the big screen. The Michigan Attorney General’s office says OK2SAY advertisements are running in movie theaters throughout the state this season. Three different OK2SAY messages began airing on 372 screens