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Attorney General Nessel Warns Consumers to Beware of Scam Package Delivery Texts

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel today reissued an important consumer alert on text message scams to warn Michiganders to watch out for an uptick in these attempts to obtain personal information. Most recent complaints report that these texts appear from unfamiliar phone numbers pretending to be a package delivery notice from Amazon, FedEx or other services. “What we know for certain is that bad actors will stop at nothing to obtain our personal information, and ...

COVID OUTBREAK: Second Wave Hits Berrien County

Berrien County, MI (Blossomland News) - CovidActNow.org is reporting COVID-19 infections in Berrien County, Michigan have reached the peak level we saw in the spring and is near the critical classification.On average, each person in Berrien County, Michigan with COVID is infecting 1.30 other people. As such, the total number of active cases in Berrien County, Michigan is growing at an unsustainable rate. If this trend continues, the hospital system may become overloaded. Caution is warranted, according to CovidActNow.org. A ...

FBI foils plot by Trump supporters to Kidnap Michigan Governor

Blossomland News (Lansing, MI) - The FBI has foiled a plot by 6 Trump supporters who planned to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. They planned to hold Whitmer in Wisconsin and hold her for "trial on charges of treason". So far the President has yet to be indicted in the plot.Trump supporters charged in the U.S. District Court in the western district of Michigan are: Adam Fox of Grand Rapids, who was born in 1983; Barry Croft; Ty Garbin of ...

Lt. Governor Gilchrist Calls on Republican Leaders to Enact and Enforce a Mask Mandate in the Senate and House Chambers

Blossomland News (Lansing, MI) - Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II issued an open letter today to Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield calling on them to enact and enforce a mask mandate within the Michigan Senate and House chambers. “This is not a political issue. This is ultimately about standing tall for the people who serve our state,” wrote Lt. Governor Gilchrist. “Our members are elected to serve in these Chambers, their staffs serve in ...

COVID19 OPINION: A Second Wave is Imminent - Here is What to Expect

EDITORIAL (Blossomland News) - The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in mid-August has ignited a second COVID-19 outbreak that is going to be even more massive that what we've seen earlier this year. The Super-Spreader event combined with misinformation is going to be a 1-2 punch. Right now, the second wave knocking on our door. It spread from the Dakotas, made it's way through Wisconsin, and is moving through Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Countries with similar cultural attitudes like the United Kingdom have ...

Berrien Absentee Voters to Receive Ballots This Week

Saint Joseph, MI (Blossomland News) - Some voters have reported receiving absentee ballots, and we have received word from a township clerk's office that local municipalities have received the ballots from the county and will be sending them out.If you have not received your ballot by Friday please contact your local municipalities clerk's office. You may return your ballot by mail or by using your local municipalities drop box (recommended). You may locate your drop box at http/MichiganDropBox.com. You MUST ...

MDHHS Issues Emergency Order Requiring Face Coverings and Restricting Gatherings

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - Today the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is issuing an epidemic order to sustain rules that have protected Michiganders’ lives for months: requiring masks, limiting gatherings, and safeguarding nursing homes. A divided Michigan Supreme Court struck down these requirements on Friday. Our order today flows from a legal authority not at issue in Friday’s case. It is important we stay the course we’ve been on. When it comes to defeating COVID-19, we’re ...

Governors release joint statement on threats to American democracy

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - A coalition of 11 governors, including Govs. Jay Inslee (WA), Kate Brown (OR), Gavin Newsom (CA), Phil Murphy (NJ), Gretchen Whitmer (MI), Tony Evers (WI), Tim Walz (MN), Ralph Northam (VA), John Carney (DE), Steve Sisolak (NV) and Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM), released a joint statement today on recent threats to the democratic process and reports of efforts to circumvent the election results. “We do not take for granted the sacred right of every American ...

Michigan: State of Emergency Extended Until October 27

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - Governor Gretchen Whitmer took further action to save lives and protect the health and safety of Michiganders by extending the State of Emergency until October 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Executive Order 2020-186 will allow the state to continue to mobilize resources and take the reasonable and necessary steps to protect Michiganders and their families. The governor also extended four executive orders to protect Michigan families and our most vulnerable populations. “We have saved thousands ...

Michigan's Expanded Medicaid Program Helps Low-Income Residents Be Healthy and Afford Coverage

Lansing, MI (Blossomland News) - The Healthy Michigan Plan is now providing health care coverage to more than 800,000 low-income residents for the first time, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced today. There are now 800,794 people enrolled in the Healthy Michigan Plan, the state’s expanded Medicaid program. “As Senate Democratic Leader, I was proud to work across the aisle with a Republican governor and legislature to expand health coverage for Michiganders through the Healthy Michigan plan,” Governor Whitmer said. “Now, ...