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COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 906,538 cases, 19,947 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 14,110 COVID-19 cases and 282 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

Gov. Whitmer Signs Proclamation Marking July 28 to Aug. 4 as Buy Michigan Week

LANSING — Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a proclamation marking July 28 to Aug. 4 as Buy Michigan Week. “Michigan businesses have been resilient through the ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

Van Buren/Cass District Health Department recommends masks indoors for all regardless of vaccine status

SOUTHWST MICHIGAN — One area health department is recommending masks for all individuals indoors — regardless of vaccine status. The Centers on Disease Control and ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Southwest Michigan organizations join forces to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates, combat misinformation

BENTON HARBOR — The Berrien County Health Department, United Way of Southwest Michigan and Van Buren/Cass District Health Department, are joining forces to increase COVID-19 ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 901,683 cases, 19,902 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 14,035 COVID-19 cases and 280 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Michigan Works! awarded $2 million grant to train workers in southwest Michigan

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren was awarded a $2 million Michigan Learning and Education Advancement Program grant from the Michigan Department ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Motor carrier officers to participate in Operation Safe Driver Week

LANSING — This week, motor carrier officers from the Michigan State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will be conducting commercial vehicle inspections throughout the state ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Area hospital urges residents to stay safe this Fourth of July weekend

DOWAGIAC – From barbecues to cooling off by the pool to scenic firework shows, the Fourth of July often means a fun-filled day for families ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Area shelters ask residents to take steps to protect pets during Fourth of July weekend

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – As loud bangs and cheers are heard around the area this weekend, area animal shelter workers are urging people to not forget ... Read more

1 month ago by Caleb Steensma.

Regional power companies pull together during summer storms

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Severe weather can take out power in a small neighborhood or across large swaths of the region. Last week, southwest Michigan experienced ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 894,433 cases, 19,744 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 13,947 COVID-19 cases and 271 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 894,260 cases, 19,712 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 13,941 COVID-19 cases and 269 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,909 cases, 19,692 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Thursday, Berrien County reported 13,929 COVID-19 cases and 270 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,756 cases, 19,664 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 13,927 COVID-19 cases and 269 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,582 cases, 19,662 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Berrien County reported 13,924 COVID-19 cases and 269 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Gov. Whitmer announces plan to expand tuition-free college to 22,000 additional Michiganders

DETROIT – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday, during an event on Belle Isle in Detroit marking the state’s return to normal, called for the expansion of the Futures for Frontliners scholarship program to meet increased demand and popularity. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,491 cases, 19,647 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Monday, Berrien County reported 13,919 COVID-19 cases and 270 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

I&M provides update on power outages

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Indiana Michigan Power updated its findings and estimated power restoration schedule at 1 p.m. on Monday. The overnight storms took out thousands ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

SMC, LMC among nine community colleges to receive state grants for students enrolled in Futures for Frontliners, Michigan Reconnect programs

community colleges to receive state grants to support students in enrolled in the Future for Frontliners and Michigan Reconnect programs. Friday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Southwest Michigan sees severe storms overnight

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Storms rolled into southwest Michigan on Sunday evening and stayed into the early morning hours. The storms brought high-speed winds, downed trees ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Michigan stepping up speed enforcement during regional traffic safety campaign

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Since the COVID-19 pandemic began more than a year ago, law enforcement agencies across the nation have reported an alarming rise in ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 893,002 cases, 19,598 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Thursday, Berrien County reported 13,910 COVID-19 cases and 270 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Michigan 4-H eliminates participation fee

As 4-H programs across the state return to in-person engagements, there is one thing that will not be returning to Michigan 4-H this year: the ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Michigan Works! announces new Jobs NOW hotline

BENTON HARBOR — Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren announced Thursday the start of the Jobs NOW hotline, a hotline designed to get individuals connected ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Gov. Whitmer announces state will open to full capacity on June 22

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Thursday accelerated the end of all COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking as COVID-19 cases continue to plummet following increased vaccinations. Beginning June 22, capacity in both indoor and outdoor settings will increase to 100 ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

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