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Retail Group: Only Buy What You Need

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Michigan Retailers Association are appealing to Michigan residents not to panic buy food and other items as the COVID crisis deepens. The two said Friday they are

Hunting Licenses Increase

From the Associated Press — Wildlife officials in many states are issuing lots more hunting and fishing licenses this year – apparently because of the coronavirus. Americans who are weary of being cooped up at home and

State Observes Increase In STD

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is warning about an increase in cases of gonorrhea this year. Spokesperson Lynn Sutfin tells WSJM News they’re up 22% with the state already passing last year’s total for

Report Critical Of For-Profit Colleges

New research is revealing some policies and behaviors referred to as “predatory” by for-profit colleges in Michigan. Michigan League for Public Policy Senior Policy Analyst Peter Ruark says according to his group’s findings, many for-profit schools have

RESA Salutes Partners In Education

Berrien RESA has recognized this year’s community Partners in Education for their efforts to foster relationships that encourage student development and achievement. RESA says the Partners in Education this year are Harding’s Friendly Market in Berrien Springs,

Meijer Limiting Sales Of Spirits

There is now a cap on the number of spirits you can buy at Meijer. The limit is just for the holiday season and only applies to bottles of spirits like vodka, whiskey, tequila, et cetera. Meijer

Health Officer Briefs Commissioners

A coalition of Berrien County organizations and businesses has released a joint open letter to the community to urge continued diligence in the fight against COVID-19. The letter, signed by the Berrien County Health Department, the Berrien

Report Finds Problems With For-Profit Colleges

New research is revealing some policies and behaviors referred to as “predatory” by for-profit colleges in Michigan. Michigan League for Public Policy Senior Policy Analyst Peter Ruark says according to his group’s findings, many for-profit schools have

Spectrum Health Lakeland Gives COVID Update

Spectrum Health Lakeland President Loren Hamel says the skyrocketing number of new COVID-19 cases we’re seeing in Berrien County lately is due to people being less diligent. Speaking to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners Thursday, Hamel