Blossomlandnews.com News http://www.blossomlandnews.com 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 ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=32 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=32 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 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=31 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=31 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 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=30 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=30 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. http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=29 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=29 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 were 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 ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=28 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=28 Michigan Court Upholds Whitmers 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. Whitmers office Todays decision recognizes that the governors actions to save lives are lawful and her orders remain in place She will continue to do what shes always done: Take careful decisive actions to protect Michiganders from this unprecedented global pandemic. ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=27 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=27 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 ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=26 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=26 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 ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=25 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=25 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. ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=24 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=24 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 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=23 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=23 Berrien County Residents tune into Retro Looking Weather TV 24/7 Streaming Weather Info and News. Info269 - The live steaming TV channel has been in beta test for the last month and is available at http://www.info269.com and on the twitch.tv app. We recently added live informational tickers and have improved the narration look and stability. Info269 TV is and will always be free to watch. You can support the channel by adding it to your twitch.tv favorites. Promotional - This news article promotes a service by Info269 Media. http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=22 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=22 Saint Joseph River expected to reach flood stage Sunday Afternoon. Berrien County Info269 - The National Weather service expects the Saint Joseph River to reach flood stage this afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued a lakeshore flood warning until 2 AM on Monday. For updates please watch our live stream at http://www.info269.com.Flood WarningNational Weather Service Northern Indiana1130 AM EDT Sun May 17 2020...The National Weather Service in Northern Indiana has issued aFlood Warning for the following rivers... Tippecanoe River near Ora affecting Fulton...Kosciusko...Marshall... Pulaski and Starke Counties Eel River ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=21 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=21 Berrien County Government lays out plan for reopening debuts website St. Joseph MI Info269 - Various Berrien County government agencies have laid out a plan for safely reopening Berrien County for business. The county debuted a new website www.berrienreopens.org which provides guidance to citizens and businesses.According to Berrien County Government The Berrien Reopens Plan takes the health and safety of our community and its employees extremely serious. With the spread of COVID-19 and the need for certain employees to continue in-person work either because they are critical infrastructure workers or ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=20 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=20 Michigan Association of Ambulance Services Advises don't hesitate to call 911 if you need help. Info269 - If you are experiencing chest pain shortness of breath or other serious life threatening symptoms please call 911. Individuals have been reluctant to call 911 during the COVID-19 epidemic for fear of burdening the system or catching COVID-19. M.A.A.S. wants you to know that medical services are readily available. We dont want to see people develop a permanent medical disability or die needlessly due to fear of COVID or burdening the medical system said Jack Fisher MAAS president ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=19 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=19 Michigan: Manufacturing to resume on Monday remainder of stay-at-home order extended to May 28. Lansing MI Info269 - Governor Whitmer extended the stay-at-home order until May 28th. The governor also lifted restrictions on manufacturing and outlined a pragmatic plan to reopen Michigan in phases based on a scientific data. There are currently 45646 COVID-19 cases 4343 deaths in Michigan at the time of this posting. Michigan is showing a slow and steady decrease in the amount of new COVID19 cases. Whitmer stated I want to be very clear: COVID-19 is still present in Michigan. ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=18 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=18 Whitmer extends order restricting visitors to care facilities until May 31st. Lansing. MI Info269 - Gov. Whitmer signed executive order 2020-72 into effect on Monday. The order extends restrictions on non-essential visitors to care facilities such as nursing home and juvenile detention facilities until May 31st. I know this is a difficult time for families patients and workers across the state but we must continue to be diligent in our efforts to slow the spread of the virus said Governor Whitmer. Right now the best we tool we have to save ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=17 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=17 Michigan loss prevention officer fatally shot after asking customer wear a face mask. Flint MI Info269 - At a press conference today Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton announced that a loss prevention officer at a Family Dollar store in Flint was shot and killed on Friday. The victim was identified as 43 year old Calvin Big Duper Munerlyn.Munerlyn was reportedly enforcing the state order which requires use of face masks inside enclosed spaces. Munerlyn told Sharmel Lashe Teague that customers needed to wear face masks in the store. She yelled at him spit ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=16 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=16 MICHIGAN: Governor Whitmer extends State of Emergency to May 28 Lansing MI Info269 - Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the State of Emergency to May 28th on Thursday. An extension of the Stay-at-Home order is expected within a few days. As of Thursday there are 41379 confirmed cases of COVID19 in the state and 3789 deaths from the disease. Thats fourfold and tenfold increases respectively since the start of April Whitmer stated. Common sense and all of the scientific data tells us were not out of the woods yet.The first ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=15 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=15 BREAKING: Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms can now get tested in Berrien County Benton Harbor MI Info269 - The Berrien County Health Department announced expanded testing capabilities. Now anyone with mild or moderate symptoms of COVID-19 can get tested. Previously the test had been restricted to high-risk individuals and health care workers. If you have COVID-19 symptoms you should be screened by a doctor first. Health Department Director Nicki Britten explained Curiosity is not a valid reason to test someone for COVID-19 and timing of testing is a significant factor doctors take under ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=14 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=14 Court rules in favor of Gov Whitmer in constitutional challenge of stay at home order. Lansing MI Info269 - The Michigan Court of Claims denied a motion for a preliminary injunction which would have iced Gov Whitmer's stay-at-home order. The lawsuit Martinko et. al. v. Whitmer alleges that Whitmer's stay-at-home order imposes a mandatory quarantine which violates Michigan's constitution. In his ruling Judge Christopher M. Murray did not doubt that the constitutional rights in question are fundamental. Murray went on to say that those liberty interests are and always have been subject to societys interests ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=13 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=13 DAILY UPDATE: 10 more COVID19 cases in Berrien County No deaths Benton Harbor MI Info269. 10 more confirmed cases were added today bringing the total to 242. Recoveries are now at 171 according to the Berrien County Health Department figured released today.See our website for charts: http://www.info269.com/coronavirus http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=12 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=12 BREAKING: U.S. Coronavirus case count exceeds 1 million. Washington DC Info269 - U.S. national media outlets are reporting the U.S. Coronavirus confirmed case count has exceeded 1 million. The highest numbers of confirmed cases are New York at 292K New Jersey at 111K Massachusetts at 56k Illinois at 45k California at 43k Pennsylvania at 42k Michigan at 38k Florida at 32k and Louisiana at 27k.58033 COVID19 related deaths have been reported in the U.S. Statistics as of: April 28 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=11 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=11 DAILY UPDATE: Berrien County adds 15 new confirmed COVID19 cases 1 more death reported. Benton Harbor MI Info269 - The Berrien County Health Department added 15 new confirmed COVID19 cases to the total today April 28. Total confirmed cases is now at 232. One new death was reported a female over the age of 90 who had underlying medical conditions the death toll is now at 15.Updated graphs are available on our website at http://www.info269.com/coronavirus http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=10 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=10 BREAKING: Simon Properties Plans to Reopen University Park Mall on Saturday according to Leaked Memo. Mishawaka IN Info269 - CNBC is reporting that Simon Properties plans to open 49 malls across the USA this weekend. University Park Mall in Mishawaka is one of the malls scheduled to re-open.The information was apparently obtained from a leaked memo obtained by CNBC and has been reported by South Bend news media outlets. Mishawaka is located in Saint Joseph County Indiana less than a mile from Berrien County. Saint Joesph County is reporting 602 COVID19 cases as of the ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=9 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=9 DAILY UPDATE: Berrien COVID19 Positive case count continues downward trend 2 new cases reported no deaths. Benton Harbor MI Info269 - Presumed positive cases decreased to 165 from the 172 reported on Sunday. Two new confirmed cases were reported bringing the total number of cases to 217 according to the data released from the Berrien County Health Department in Monday.Daily updates can be found on our website: http://www.info269.com/coronavirus http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=8 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=8 Michigan mask order goes into effect at 11:59pm Lansing MI Info269 - Starting April 26 at 11:59 p.m. anyone who can medically tolerate a face covering must cover their nose or mouth with a homemade mask scarf bandana or handkerchief when in an enclosed public space.We want you to have a cloth based covering and it can be made through an old t-shirt Whitmer said earlier this week. It can be made with a handkerchief or a neckerchief. There are a lot of ways to do this. But ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=7 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=7 92 of inmates at nearby Westville Correctional Facility test positive for COVID19 Westville IN Info269 - Nearly 92 of inmates tested so far at Westville Correctional Facility WCF have tested positive for COVID19 according to information shared at a regional hospital planning committee meeting.At Westville Correctional Facility 126 of 137 prisoners tested positive for COVID19 as discussed at a monthly meeting Wednesday of the District 1 Hospital Emergency Planning Committee held over Zoom.The Indiana Department of Correction who operates the facility has previously denied the outbreak at WCF. Westville is 20 miles ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=6 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=6 DAILY UPDATE: 2 COVID related deaths in Berrien County 2 more confirmed cases active cases stall. Benton Harbor MI Info269 - The Berrien County Health Department is reporting two more COVID19 related deaths today. The active case count has stalled and only 2 more COVID19 confirmed cases were reported bringing the total confirmed case count to 215.Statistics and charts can be found on our website http://www.info269.com/coronavirus http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=5 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=5 DAILY UPDATE: Berrien County positive case count show signs of peaking 1 new death. Benton Harbor MI Info269 - The Berrien County Health Department released new data on Saturday which indicates the number of presumed positive cases has peaked. There were 5 new confirmed cases and 14 recoveries were reported.Unfortunately there is another death to report. A male over the age of 65 with underlying conditions.The total confirmed case count is now 213.Stay home when possible. Wear PPE when running essential errands. Graphs can be found at http://www.info269.com/coronavirus http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=4 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=4 DAILY UPDATE: 19 more confirmed COVID19 cases in Berrien County Saint Joesph MI Info269 - The Berrien County Health Department is reporting 19 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 bringing the total of confirmed cases to 208. No new deaths are being reported. 10 more recoveries have been reported bringing to total recovery count to 123.Updated coronavirus stats can be found at http://www.info269.com/coronavirus http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=3 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=3 Whitmer extends stay-at-home order lifts some restrictions. Lansing MI Info269 - Michigan Governor Whitmer extended the stay-at-home order until May 15. The governor also lifted some restrictions.Michigan's Stay Home Stay Safe Executive Order is extended until May 15th. The new order will require people to wear homemade face coverings when they enter enclosed public spaces. It will also lift some restrictions on outdoor activities and allow some workers who perform previously suspended activities to go back to work.Masks: The order will also require employers to provide at ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=2 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=2 Berrien County Residents stream Old School Weather TV Channel Lakeside Michigan Info269 Media - Berrien County residents are tuning into what looks to be a certain weather network in the 1990's. If you think it's a perfect doppelgnger you might be right. Recently the software used in the 1990's to power a popular cable tv channel has gone open source meaning it's readily available to be used without a licensing fee. Several retro looking weather channels have launched on services like twitch.tv and are becoming popular with nostalgic Gen ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=1 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=1 Birthday Parades bring Smiles during COVID19 Lockdown HARBERT MICHIGAN INFO269 MEDIAIf you live in Chikaming Township and you've noticed first responders driving around your neighborhood - don't worry it's just a birthday parade. The fire and police departments in Chikaming Township are taking advantage of nearly free fuel prices to put the smiles on the faces of children and adults doing the COVID19 lockdown. Social distancing measures are in place for the parades.To arrange a birthday parade contact the Chikaming Township fire department at 269 469-6362. There ... http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=0 http://www.blossomlandnews.com/index.php?page=details&id=0