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Plans Detailed For Snyder Inauguration


Governor Rick Snyder's inauguration in January carries the theme of Relentless, Resilient, Reinvented ...Read More

West MI Restaurants Serve Thousands On Thanksgiving


Shelters, churches and restaurants in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek once again opened their doors on Thanksgiving, recruited their volunteers and made sure that anyone in the community who wanted Thankgiving dinner could have one for free ...Read More

Pokagon Fund Announces New Round Of Grants


The Pokagon Fund has announced its latest round of grants ...Read More

MI Retailers Have High Hopes For Black Friday


As firearms deer hunters in Michigan seek their prey in the woods, consumers are filling stores Friday hunting for holiday bargains ...Read More

AFL CIO Protesting At WalMart Stores Friday


Michigan AFL CIO members will be out this Black Friday, but they won’t be clogging up store aisles or lining up at cash registers ...Read More

75 Year Old Woman Injured In Cass County Crash


Rescue crews had to gingerly pry 75 year old Marilyn Dye from the wreckage of her car Wednesday morning, after it went off M-51 near Wells Street in Pokagon Township in Cass County ...Read More

Berrien Springs Podiatrist Loses License to Practice




A Berrien Springs podiatrist who was convicted of embezzling money from an elderly patient back in July has had her doctor's license suspended ...Read More

Benton Harbor In Need Of A New R-TAB Chairman




Cary Vaughn, the Governor appointed chair of the Benton Harbor Receivership Advisory Board, has submitted her resignation, effective this past Wednesday ...ReadMore

Benton Harbor Needs A New R-TAB Chairman




Cary Vaughn, the Governor appointed chair of the Benton Harbor Receivership Advisory Board, has submitted her resignation, effective this past Wednesday ...ReadMore

Small Business Saturday This Weekend In Saint Joseph


As a counter to Black Friday, many communities around the country have declared the next day to be Small Business Saturday ...Read More

Poll Finds MI Voters Support Clean Energy


Now that Michiganders know who will be heading to Washington on their behalf in the new year, a new poll finds they want their political leaders to take action on plans to curb climate change and encourage the use of clean energy ...Read More

Many Shoppers Motivated By Spirit Of Competition For Black Friday


Consumers and retailers alike are ramping up for another Black Friday, but believe it or not, the surveys show that getting the best deal isn't what really motivates a lot of the shoppers to content with the crowds ...Read More

Honor Credit Union Announces Awards For Teachers


Honor Credit Union this week announced that it's donating three thousand dollars to southwest Michigan teachers as part of its fifth annual Teacher Awards ...Read More

Berrien Youth Fair Expo Arena Gets Pledge From Elizabeth Upton


The Berrien County Youth Fair's planned expo arena in Berrien Springs is a step closer to a reality, now that it's received a pledge of 250 thousand dollars from a member of the Upton family ...Read More

Berrien Springs Students Celebrate Diversity


High school students in Berrien Springs on Wednesday got to take part in an event designed to expand their cultural horizons ...Read More

Local Charities Prepare For Thanksgiving


Southwest Michigan charities have a busy few days ahead of them with Thanksgiving now here ...Read More

Youth Fair Expo Arena Project Gets Quarter MIllion Dollar Pledge




The Berrien County Youth Fair Expo Arena project got a healthy shot in the arm today ...Read More

Warning Issued About Turkey Fryers


Fire officials are warning those who plan to deep fry their turkeys this Thanksgiving to use caution when preparing them ...Read More

Twisted Dawg To Handle Food Vending At Saint Joseph Ice Rink


When the John and Dede Ice Rink opens for the season this Thursday in Saint Joseph, it'll have a new food vendor ...Read More

Tuesday Adoption Day In Michigan


Thanksgiving came early for some Michiganders as they joined with judges, court staff, and social workers to welcome new members into their families ...Read More

Snow Likely On Thanksgiving


Those who plan to travel for Thanksgiving this week might want to get an early start, as Wednesday isn't expected to bring much snow to southwest Michigan, but Thursday is ...Read More

Public Open House Next Week For Palisades Plant


The Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County will be holding a public open house next week in South Haven ...Read More

Two People On A Jet Ski Rescued From Lake Michigan In South Haven


Two people from suburban Detroit are ok now, but had some scary moments on Monday when they were riding a jet ski on Lake Michigan ...Read More

City Of St. Joseph To Add Staff To Department Of Public Works


The Department of Public Works in the city of St. ...Read More

City Of St Joseph To Redesign Squad Cars With Police, Fire Clearly Marked


The city of St. Joseph is changing how it's Public Safety vehicles look, because there is some apparent confusion, especially for Chicagoans who don't know what "Public Safety" means ...Read More

Paw Paw Man Charged With Murder For Mother's Stabbing Death


A 22-year-old Paw Paw man is charged with open murder in the stabbing death over the weekend of his mother ...Read More

Nine Charged In Benton Harbor Heroin Bust


Representatives of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies were on hand for a press conference in Benton Township Monday to announce that a federal grand jury has released an over 100 page indictment charging nine defendants with federal conspiracy for their parts in a Benton Harbor based drug ring that supplied heroin to communities all over west Michigan ...Read More

Massive Benton Harbor Heroin Bust Detailed By Authorities


A massive heroin bust in Benton Harbor is being detailed by federal authorities ...Read More

Van Buren County Sheriffs Dept Recovers Stolen Truck


The Van Buren County Sheriffs Department was able to recover a vehicle that had been reported as stolen out of Allegan County over the weekend ...Read More

Loved Ones Of Undocumented Immigrants Comment On Obama Plan


An estimated 30 thousand undocumented immigrants in Michigan could soon have legal status in this country, thanks to President Obama's executive order on immigration announced last week ...Read More

State Police To Expand Patrols For Thanksgiving


Michigan State Police this week are planning for expanded patrols as part of the Thanksgiving holiday ...Read More

State Lawmakers Reflect On Changes To Adoption Laws


Saturday was National Adoption Day, and state lawmakers used the occasion to talk about legislation that was signed by Governor Rick Snyder earlier this year ...Read More
The second "Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card" released recently by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy shows several area schools outperforming the state, with Countryside Academy in Benton Harbor being at the top of the list locally ...Read More

Benton Harbor Charter School Countryside Academy Tops In Area In Mackinac Center


The second "Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Report Card" released recently by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy shows several area schools outperforming the state, with Countryside Academy in Benton Harbor being at the top of the list locally ...Read More

Allegan County Authorities Release Update On Body Found On Beach


Police hope an autopsy shines some light on a badly decomposed body found on the shore of Lake Michigan on Friday ...Read More

WalletHub: Meijer Black Friday Deals Among Nation's Best


Say "Black Friday sale" to someone and what comes to mind? People outside Best Buy for days? A crush of humanity knocking over people at a mall or a Walmart? Turns out, Meijer has some of the best Black Friday deals anywhere according to an analysis ofthe sales by WalletHub ...Read More

Major Announcement Coming From Justice Dept .Today In Benton Township


The U.S. Department of Justice will be holding a press conference this afternoon in Benton Township regarding what the U ...Read More

Decompsed Body Found On South Haven-Area Beach


There's a mystery in South Haven as police are trying to answer several questions after a badly decomposed body was found on a beach on Friday ...Read More

Former BH Emergency Manager Named To Detroit Financial Review Commission


The Detroit Financial Review Commission has a name familiar to people in Southwest Michigan. Governor Snyder has named former Benton Harbor emergency manager Tony Saunders to be one of the nine on the panel. The group will oversee Detroit's exit from bankruptcy and guide the Motor City on good financial management going forward. Also on the commmission are retired University of Michigan
 

Burglary Reported At South Haven Center For The Arts


South Haven police are looking for the suspects who broke into the South Haven Center for the Arts on Tuesday night ...Read More

Public Open House Next Week For Palisades Plant


The Palisades nuclear power plant in Van Buren County will be holding a public open house next week in South Haven ...Read More

South Haven Man Hurt In Monday Fire


A South Haven man suffered serious injuries in a house fire on Monday night ...Read More

Paw Paw Man Charged With Murder For Mother's Stabbing Death


A 22-year-old Paw Paw man is charged with open murder in the stabbing death over the weekend of his mother ...Read More

Massive Benton Harbor Heroin Bust Detailed By Authorities


A massive heroin bust in Benton Harbor is being detailed by federal authorities ...Read More

WalletHub: Meijer Black Friday Deals Among Nation's Best


Say "Black Friday sale" to someone and what comes to mind? People outside Best Buy for days? A crush of humanity knocking over people at a mall or a Walmart? Turns out, Meijer has some of the best Black Friday deals anywhere according to an analysis ofthe sales by WalletHub ...Read More

Decompsed Body Found On South Haven-Area Beach


There's a mystery in South Haven as police are trying to answer several questions after a badly decomposed body was found on a beach on Friday ...Read More
MoodyOnTheMarket.com Business News
Happy Thanksgiving from Moody on the Market
It has been an amazing year for this new enterprise...and I want to thank you all for your support...
Thieves Strike SH Mistletoe Market
Was it the Grinch who stole valuables from the Mistletoe Market in South Haven overnight?
Berrien Springs Podiatrist Suspended by State
A Berrien Springs Podiatrist who was convicted of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a patient, has been suspended by the state...
Meijer Takes Cyber Monday Digital
Cyber Monday won't be anywhere near as big as digital offerings for mPerks customers at Meijer this year...
Honoring Teachers in the Classroom
Every good teacher can use a little extra cash for classroom projects...and that's exactly what Honor Credit Union is awarding...
Local Parts Producers Get Strong Auto Forecast
Local manufacturers with ties to the auto industry got a strong forecast today from J.D. Power that should help with a happy holiday season...
Sharpen Your Skates
Fire up the Zamboni...it's almost time to return to the ice at the John & Dede Howard Ice Arena...
SJ Squad Car Change
Opting to avoid any furthter confusion..."Public Safety" vehicles in St. Joe will have "Police" and "Fire" added to squad car design...
Heroin Kingpin Taken Down in BH
A heroin kingpin and eight conspirators have been indicted by a federal grand jury and arrrested in Benton Harbor...
State Dispatches LLC & PLLC Filings
Limited liability company statements are being disptached this week by the state of Michigan...
Turkey Fires Threaten Thanksgiving Fun
The State Fire Marshal is warning against improper use of deep-fried turkey fryers this holiday season...
Kinexus Kicks In Lakeland Training $$
Helping uncertified medical assistants pass national exams will help uplift the entire community in the process...
Pokagon Healthcare Becomes Reality
Another Pokagon tribal dream has come true with the opening of a major new healthcare center near Dowagiac...
132,600 Jobs Over Next Two Years
A robust economic forecast from the University of Michigan pegs a sizable rate of job creation through 2016...
Putting the Quality in Burger King Dining
Remodeling work is done, resulting in a sparkling new Burger King for M-139 in Benton Charter Township...
Santa & Friends Take a Kids Carnival Bow
It was a busy, busy day for kids of all ages at the Kids Christmas Carnival in Benton Harbor today...
A Volunteer for All Seasons
The PGA of America expresses gratitude in the Thanksgiving season with special recognition for a special volunteer...
Liquor Store Heist
A Coloma man is being held on armed robbery charges following a late night liquor store hold-up in Watervliet...
Graphic Designer JLN Moves to SJ
A Harbor Country Graphic Designer has moved her business to the St. Joe neighborhood, ready to brand your business...
Berrien County Outperforms State
While Berrien County schools outperformed the statewide average, you might be surprised to see who ranks higher in this study...
A Green $$ Christmas!
If the 13th Annual Consumer Spending Survey from the National Retail Federation is accurate...Santa's gonna be a busy bee this year...
Housing Stats Flip-Flop
Take last months two key housing measures, flip-flop them, and you've got a snapshot of October locally...
Still Racing 33 Years Later
One Thanksiving tradition keeps a Decatur man traveling to Niles every year for a healthy run...
Highest Mfg Output in 14 Years
The drumbeat of manufacturing gains in Berrien County continues...
Doubling Down for Kids
Another record year for foster children fundraiser, Suitcases for Kids by SWM Assocation of Realtors...
A Feast For All Your Senses
An Olde English style feast and festive fun are in your future...with even the chance to dine with LMC's President Dr. Bob...
Light Up the Bluff
The first weekend of December will unleash a festive holiday tradition second to none in Michigan's Great Southwest...
New Owners & Expansion for Quality Plumbing
A local couple with forty years in the plumbing business is hanging up the tool belt and has sold their business to new owners...
Shop Small -- Shop Local
Now entering its fourth year running...Small Business Saturday is a critical lifeline for many small businesses in the region...
Storm Impacts Schools
Lake effect snow bands are forcing cancellation of classes in a number of districts...
The Spirit of Winter at The Inn
As winter prepares to roar along the shore, The Inn at Harbor Shores is helping to capture the beauty of the season...
Updating the Digital Drive
If you thought last year's 45th Anniversary was a going away party, you couldn't have been more wrong as a SJ CPA ramps it up...
Her Attention to Detail is Cleaning Up
A Stevensville woman with a decade of experience has begun her own commercial cleaning service and is ready to help you, too...
Dog Lover Launches New Business
A veteran mobile dog groomer is coming in, off the road, for a new brick & mortar site in downtown Stevensville...
Everybody Knows Their Name
Eight local Realtors have earned Realtor Emeritus Status from the local association...
Luminary Fest Marks Two Decades
You can make the best of the wintry weather by warming up with the 20th Anniversary Luminary Festival in downtown St. Joseph...
Celebrated Service Winner Revealed
The Celebrated Service Award Winners have been announced by Celebration! Cinema...
Bridgman Hosts Holiday Village
The community of Bridgman hopes to see you early next month for their Annual Holiday Village fest...
Building a Bigger Bangor Bank
West Michigan Savings has anchored Bangor finances for 132 years...and now it has been bought...
Michigan Senate: Double the Gas Tax
The Michigan Senate has voted to essentially double the gas tax in order to fix Michigan's deteriorating roads...
Eau Claire Dollar General Opens
Dollar General opens a new store in Eau Claire with a grand ceremony on the Saturday before Thanksgiving...
Racing Club Goes Big Time
Members of a local racing club now have access to multisports events and activities going forward...
Retailer Battles Insidious Rumor Mill
Whatever you think you might have heard about the fate of Moxie's Boutique in downtown St. Joseph is very likely untrue...get the real story here...
Flotilla of the Year for SJ
It was two years in the making...but the SJ Coast Guard Auxiliary has earned a top honor nationwide...
Cornerstone Chamber Earns Accreditation
Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce is now federally accredited as being among the top 3-percent of chambers nationwide...
More Than Just a Player
The re-branding of a popular St. Joseph restaurant and night spot is complete...but the evolution continues...
Autobody Experts Eye SJ/BH
A multi-unit collision repair company in Kalamazoo is eyeing St. Joseph & Benton Harbor for expansion...
Lodging Community Okays Tax Hike
The message of Michigan's Great Southwest will get a considerable marketing boost thanks to a vote by hoteliers in the area today...
Massive Barn Fire Kills Show Horses
Tragedy has struck a commercial Edwardsburg stable tonight...killing more than a dozen and a half valuable show horses...
Moderate Manufacturing Growth Marches On
The boom continues for auto parts manufacturers and moderate growth in the manufacturing sector of West Michigan continues to set the pace...
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