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15 hrs ago | Lansing State Journal

Projects in 5 counties fight blight, boost housing

The state says projects in five Michigan counties are getting a share of more than $2.5 million to help fight blight and create senior housing.

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Related Topix: Genesee, MI, Genesee County, MI, Calhoun County, MI, Ingham County, MI

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Coloma Township Board To Decide Berrien County Gun Range Permit Request

The Coloma Township Board has gotten a recommendation from the township Planning Commission regarding Berrien County's request for a special use permit to operate a gun range.

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Related Topix: Coloma, MI

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Berrien County Creates Financial Position To Ease Workload

To easy the work load, Berrien County is creating a new position in the Financial Services Department.

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Newswise

University of Chicago Opens First Passive House-Certified Laboratory in North America

Three Oaks, MI - The University of Chicago has completed the Warren Woods Ecological Field Station, the first Passive House-certified laboratory in North America and only the fifth worldwide.

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Related Topix: University of Chicago, Three Oaks, MI, Science, Ecology

MLive.com

Kalamazoo County judge reassignments a centerpiece of new court plan

The Kalamazoo County Executive Judicial Council is the centerpiece of a concurrent jurisdiction plan that was signed off on by the county's 14 judges in 2013 and then approved in January by the state Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Kalamazoo County, MI, Kalamazoo, MI

Thu Jul 24, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Conflict Of Interest Questioned

A call of 'conflict of interest' has been made by a candidate for Berrien County Commission regarding two acting board members.

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Related Topix: Stevensville, MI, Leelanau County, MI

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

SWM Planning Commission Calls For Countywide Transportation Authority

Berrien County's public transportation systems need patchwork, that's according to Kim Gallagher with the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission.

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Related Topix: Niles, MI

Tue Jul 22, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Commissioner Yarbrough Stresses Voting Rights And Importance

Vote in the August primary election. That's the message from Berrien County Commissioner Mamie Yarbrough.

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Related Topix: Benton Harbor, MI

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

City Commission Votes To Settle Former Building Inspector's Lawsuit

It's been over three years, but Barney Martlew of Portage may get his pay-day from the City of Benton Harbor.

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Related Topix: Benton Harbor, MI

MLive.com

Masonic Lodges to perform free child ID programs in Berrien County

On Tuesday August 5th and Monday August 11th, the Masonic Lodges of Berrien County will be conducting free Michigan Child Identification Programs in Berrien Springs.

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Related Topix: Berrien Springs, MI

Sun Jul 20, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Closed Session Covers Incompatibility Offices Act

A memo could be released as soon as Friday by Berrien County officials regarding whether or not certain county commissions are in violation of the Incompatibility Offices Act.

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Related Topix: New Buffalo, MI

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Overheated TV Causes Fire At New Buffalo Hotel

An overheated television is blamed for a fire Sunday morning at O'Brien's Inn and Resort in New Buffalo.

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Related Topix: New Buffalo, MI

MLive.com

World War 2 home front the focus of July 24 history program in Berrien County

Niles historian Donna Ochenryder will present "A Local Glimpse at the World War II Home Front and Industry" at the History Center at Courthouse Square in Berrien Springs on Thursday, July 24. All programs in the series start at 6:30 p.m. at the History Center, located at 313 N. Cass St. in Berrien Springs.

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Related Topix: Niles, MI, Berrien Springs, MI

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Fatal near Niles kills Dowagiac woman

A Dowagiac woman is dead and two others injured after a three vehicle collision along U.S. 12 near Niles.

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Related Topix: Dowagiac, MI, Niles, MI

Fri Jul 18, 2014

MLive.com

Dowagiac woman killed in U.S. 12 crash when car collides with pickup truck

A Dowagiac woman was killed when her car collided with a pickup truck on U.S. 12 in a crash Friday morning involving that also involved a motorcycle, police said.

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Related Topix: Dowagiac, MI, Niles, MI

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Closed Session Covers Incompatibility Offices Act

A memo could be released as soon as Friday by Berrien County officials regarding whether or not certain county commissions are in violation of the Incompatibility Offices Act.

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Related Topix: New Buffalo, MI

WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

Candidate For Berrien County Commission Wants Action

A candidate for Berrien County Commissioner is proposing the County take action against illegal immigrants.

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Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, US News

Wed Jul 16, 2014

MLive.com

Driver crashes into stopped semi-truck on I-94, suffers minor injuries

A man suffered minor injuries Tuesday afternoon after he crashed into the back of a stopped semi-truck on eastbound Interstate 94, police said.

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Michigan Radio

Berrien County's program is reducing juvenile recidivism

In a story we aired yesterday on European prisons , we learned the apparent key to reducing recidivism.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Tue Jul 15, 2014

MLive.com

Southwest Michigan blueberry, raspberry harvest underway

Harvest in wrapping up for cherries and well underway for blueberries and raspberries said Michigan State University Extension horticulture specialists Bill Shane, Mark Longstroth and Brad Baughman in their weekly report, which came out Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Life, Fruits, Food, Entomology, Science

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