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MSU hosts webinar on septic systems

MSU Extension is hosting a live webinar, “Septic Systems: Insight Into Your Onsite System,” from noon- 2 p.m. Monday. The program will cover what a septic system is, how it works, best management practices to protect the system and human health, how to identify trouble in the system and steps to take if a problem occurs. The live webinar will …

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Cass County standoff ends in arrest

A Cass County man was taken into custody this week following a standoff with law-enforcement authorities. According to state police, troopers were called at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday to a Howard Township location where two people were struck by a car driven by a hit-and-run driver. The victims provided a detailed description of the vehicle and authorities managed to locate the …

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Planned improvements to the electric transmission system

Indiana Michigan Power plans to invest about $5 million to improve the electric transmission system in St. Joseph County. The Sturgis Area Improvements project is essential to ensure continued reliable energy service is available to customers, according to I& M spokesperson Tracy Warner. Plans include upgrading about three miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line. Warner said existing wood poles will be …

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MDOT plans rebuild of US 131

Michigan Department of Transportation in 2018 is planning a $7 million overhaul of a busy stretch of U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. But the focus during a two-hour open house Wednesday in Three Rivers was on a roundabout proposed for the south intersection of U.S. 131 and M-60. Funding for the circular obstacle, however, remains an issue and its inclusion …

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No charges after girl dies from dog attack

St. Joseph County Prosecutor John McDonough said there will be no charges filed in a case last week in which a 4-year-old Sherman Township girl died as the result of a dog attack. McDonough stated in a media release issued Wednesday that he had the opportunity to review all information regarding the death and concluded there is not sufficient evidence …

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Commissioners table park project

Members of the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners agreed this week to table a matter related to an infrastructure project at one of its parks. Commissioners voted Tuesday to delay approving a contract for sanitary sewer and water extension at Cade Lake in Fawn River Township. County administrator Pat Yoder said the matter was premature in appearing on the …

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