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Michigan indoor dining to resume Feb. 1 with restrictions

MICHIGAN – On Friday morning, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced indoor dining can resume on Feb. 1. The order also allows for concessions at casinos, movie ... Read more

13 hours ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien and Van Buren counties have reported new COVID-19 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Cass County deputy saves dog from icy pond

PENN TOWNSHIP — A Cass County Sheriff’s Office deputy saved a dog from an icy fate Thursday. Sheriff Richard Behnke reported that deputies of the ... Read more

1 day ago by Staff Report.

Slow vaccine rollout hinders southwest Michigan distribution

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Last week, Cassopolis resident Jim Bronke sat down at this computer and decided he was ready to get the COVID-19 vaccine. At ... Read more

1 day ago by Sarah Culton.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported one new COVID-19 death Wednesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, Berrien ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 540,115 cases, 13,865 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Tuesday, Cass County reported 3,265 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 53 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human ... Read more

3 days ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass County reports new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Cass County reported new COVID-19 deaths over the weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Monday, ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 533,602 cases, 13,701 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Friday, Cass County reported 3,224 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 51 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Van ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cass, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Cass and Van Buren counties reported new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Cass County ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

Fitness organizations gear up for reopening of indoor activities

DOWAGIAC — Area fitness organizations received good news from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Wednesday afternoon press conference. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated ... Read more

1 week ago by Max Harden.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 528,306 cases, 13,533 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As of Wednesday, Berrien County reported 9,368 COVID-19 cases and 194 deaths, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

New MDHHS epidemic order allows indoor group exercise, non-contact sports

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services updated its epidemic order today to allow re-opening of additional activities where Michiganders can remain ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Report.

‘Heart of Cook’ now offering 2021 grants

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Grant applications are again available for “The Heart of Cook” foundation fund. “The Heart of Cook” is a grant program funded by ... Read more

1 week ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports four new COVID-19 deaths

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

1 week ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Michigan reports 523,618 cases, 13,401 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Michigan reported an increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths over the weekend, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

State officials commend bar, restaurant owners for compliance with COVID-19 emergency health orders

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and other state officials today issued statements highly commending bar and restaurant owners for their ongoing ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties all reported new COVID-19 deaths Thursday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports new COVID-19 death

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien County reported a new COVID-19 death Wednesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As of Wednesday, Berrien ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Michigan entering next phase for COVID-19 vaccinations

LANSING — To help reach the state’s goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Michiganders over age 16 and bring a quicker end to the COVID-19 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

New MDARD emergency order extends pesticide applicator credentials until June 2021

LANSING — A new emergency rule filed on Dec. 30, 2020, by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell extended pesticide applicator ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Cass, Van Buren counties report new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties reported new COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. As ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: State reports 502,119 COVID-19 cases, 12,678 related deaths.

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Despite a lowering of COVID-19 infections, southwest Michigan’s death toll rose over the New Year, according to the Michigan Department of Health ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

MDHHS to donate KN95 masks to agencies in need

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is distributing 3.5 million free masks as part of the state’s Mask Up, Mask Right ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

20 businesses that opened or closed in southwest Michigan in 2020

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — It is no surprise that 2020 has affected the business landscape in southwest Michigan. Many businesses have struggled to make ends meet ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Van Buren County reports new COVID-19 deaths

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Van Buren County reported new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Van Buren County reported ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

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