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County Seeking COVID Reimbursements

Berrien County will be seeking some funds to recoup COVID-19 related costs, and some officials would like to see health department staff get extra hazard pay. During a Thursday meeting of the Berrien County Board of Commissioners,

Krasl Gets $93,000 In Grants

The Krasl Art Center in St. Joseph has received $93,000 in grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Krasl’s Laura Winkle tells WSJM News $20,000 of that is to support general operations, while $70,000

Cook Plant Safety Meeting Next Week

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold a meeting this month about the Cook plant in Bridgman. Spokesperson Prema Chandrathil tells WSJM News this will be the annual safety performance meeting for the plant. “We’re talking about the

County Board Hears COVID Update

The latest COVID-19 update has been delivered to the Berrien County Board of Commissioners. During Thursday’s meeting, Berrien County Administrator Brian Dissette told the board he spoke with Berrien County Health Officer Nicki Britten this week, and

Whitmer On Impeachment Talk: “Outrageous”

Governor Gretchen Whitmer says it’s outrageous that some are politicizing the fight against the coronavirus. As an impeachment effort has gained support from a few state lawmakers, Whitmer told Michigan News Network she has taken actions similar

South Haven Installs Hand Washing Stations

The city of South Haven has installed hand washing stations around its downtown. The city has released the following statement: The Downtown Development Authority and South Haven/Van Buren Convention & Visitor’s Bureau has collaborated with the City

Business Group Endorses House Candidates

The National Federation of Independent Business has announced its endorsements of Michigan House candidates for this year. NFIB Michigan Director Charlie Owens tells WSJM News they are all incumbents because the group looks at voting records to

Coaches Join Governor To Call For Mask Use

Coaches from Michigan State University and the University of Michigan have joined Governor Gretchen Whitmer in her pleas for people to mask up. During Whitmer’s Wednesday COVID update, the governor was joined by MSU Basketball Coach Tom