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Pokagon Tribe Mulls over Opening Four Winds Casino while keeping restrictions in place for Tribal lands and offices.

Dowagiac, MI (Info269) - The Pokagon Tribe of Michigan is meeting today to discuss plans to reopen area casinos before the Governor's EO has expired while the tribe is keeping restrictions in place limiting outsiders from tribal lands and offices.The Pokagon Tribe of Michigan operates the "Four Winds Casino" in New Buffalo, Hartford, Dowagiac, and South Bend. According to their website, "Our guests and employees will continue to be our number one priority, A date has not been identified but ...

Whitmer tours flooded areas.

Sanford Lake, MI (Info269) - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today toured the flooded area of US-10 at Sanford Lake with State Transportation Director Paul C. Ajegba and other MDOT officials.Photo: MDOT

Berrien County Health Department reported 5 COVID19 related deaths today.

Benton Harbor, MI (INFO269) - The Berrien County Health Department has reported 5 new COVID19 related deaths today, May 26th. According the BCHDMI the deaths included "One male in his 70s, one female in her 80s, two males in their 80s, and one female in her 90s, all with multiple underlying medical conditions."The total death toll so far is 47 in Berrien County. Photo: BCHDMI

Saint Joseph High School Class of 2020 Pulls Off Hilarious Prank

Saint Joseph, MI (Info269) - They may have missed having a formal graduation, but, the class of 2020 at Saint Joseph High School in Saint Joseph. Michigan didn't miss participating in the traditional senior prank. A large blue "For Sale" sign appears to be attached to the school. On the sign appears "Vacant Since March", "Indoor Pool, Full Gym, Lack of Natural Light".Congratulations SJHS class of 2020, and 2020 graduates around the world.

Michigan Stay-At-Home Order Extended to June 12, Whitmer: We are not out of the woods yet.

Lansing (Info269) - Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the stay-at-home order until June 12 in an announcement today. Public venues including theaters, gyms, and casinos in Michigan will remain closed until at least June 12th."If we’re going to lower the chance of a second wave and continue to protect our neighbors and loved ones from the spread of this virus, we must continue to do our part by staying safer at home," she said in a statement to the Detroit ...

Michigan Court Upholds Whitmer’s State of Emergency

Lansing, MI (Info269) - According to a ruling by Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Diane Stephens on Thursday, Whitmer's action of re-declaring the same emergency did not violate the provisions of the state's Emergency Management Act.Statement from Gov. Whitmer’s office “Today’s decision recognizes that the governor’s actions to save lives are lawful and her orders remain in place, She will continue to do what she’s always done: Take careful, decisive actions to protect Michiganders from this unprecedented, global pandemic. ...

Michigan Governor Whitmer eases restrictions after holiday weekend

Info269 (Lansing, MI) - Part of the State of Michigan's Safe Start Plan is rolling out. Michigan Governor Whitmer announced today that on Tuesday, May 26th, after the holiday weekend, auto dealerships and retail businesses can open by appointment.Nonessential medical, dental, and veterinary procedures can resume on May 29th and gatherings of 10 or more people are now allowed provided you practice social distancing.Restrictions have also been lifted for the Traverse City and the Upper Peninsula regions of Michigan as ...

Berrien Communities brace for Memorial Day weekend during COVID crisis

Berrien County, MI (Info269) - Memorial Day is the traditional start of the busy tourist season in Berrien County. This area of Michigan is still under a Stay At Home order until May 28th. The community is largely polarized on enforcement of the Stay at home order. Some Berrien County communities have elected to open parks and beaches ahead of May 28th. Most notably, Silver Beach, in St. Joseph, operated by Berrien County will be open. Berrien County Sheriff Paul ...

TRUMP THREATENS MICHIGAN: I'll hold up funding.

Info269 (Washington D.C.) - President Trump tweeted this morning "Breaking: Michigan sent absentee ballots to 7.7 million people ahead of the Primaries and the General Election. This was done illegally and without authorization by a rogue Secretary of State. I will ask to hold up funding to Michigan if they want to do down this Voter Fraud path!".Michigan residents are being sent applications to vote absentee by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic. The State has not mailed absentee ballots. ...

MICHIGAN: Thousands ordered to evacuate after 2 dams have catastrophic failure.

Midland, Michigan (Info269) - Thousands are under evacuation orders in mid-Michigan this morning, a day after two dams failed following heavy rain across the state. The Tittabawassee River at Midland, Michigan, is forecast to crest 38 feet at 8 p.m. ET today. The river set a new record this morning, surpassing 33.89 feet, which was the previous record set in 1986.Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has declared a state of emergency for mid-Michigan. Photo: Google Maps