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Work continues on US 131 reconstruction

Here’s the latest update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the redevelopment of U.S. 131 in Three Rivers. Stage 3 traffic pattern remains in place, resulting in two-way traffic on northbound U.S. 131 at its southern junction with M-60, and two-way northbound traffic at the Hoffman Road/Rocky River bridge. Utility relocation work remains ongoing throughout the project, while work at …

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US 131 project update

Here’s the weekly update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the U.S. 131 reconstruction in Three Rivers. Stage 3 traffic plan is in place and two-way traffic is operating on northbound U.S. 131 at M-60 junction toward the south end of the project, as well as northbound at the Hoffman Road/Rocky River bridge area at its north end. Meanwhile, utility-relocation …

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Michigan Republican sees ‘legitimate questions’ about Trump

A Republican congressman from Michigan says he doesn’t support an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. But he has no problem with Democratic-led committees digging for more information. Rep. Fred Upton told the Detroit Economic Club that “we need to know what the answers are.” He shared the stage Wednesday with Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell. Upton is the latest Republican …

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US 131 reconstruction update

Here’s the weekly update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the U.S. 131 reconstruction project in Three Rivers. Two-way traffic continues to follow northbound 131 at the M-60 intersection toward the south end of the project. Meanwhile, two-way traffic on northbound 131 remains in place at the Hoffman Road/Rocky River bridge area. Also, utility relocation work remains ongoing throughout the …

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Whitmer: State government won’t partially shut down

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says there will be no partial government shutdown next week now that the entire state budget is on her desk. The administration emailed all 48,000 state employees Friday afternoon, three days before the deadline to enact the spending plans. There will be no temporary layoffs starting on Tuesday. Department directors told workers that Whitmer “will be …

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Southwestern Michigan police chief dies in vehicle crash

A southwestern Michigan police chief has died after crashing his vehicle into a tree. Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Sgt. Craig Schmaltz says 59-year-old Nashville Police Chief Chris Allen Koster died in the crash about 8:30 a.m. Thursday in Richland Township. Investigators say Koster’s vehicle went off a road and struck a tree. No other passengers were in Koster’s vehicle at the …

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US 131 project update

Here’s the weekly update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the U.S. 131 reconstruction project in Three Rivers. Stage 3 traffic remains in place, with two-way traffic on northbound U.S. 131 at the M-60 junction toward the south end of the project. In addition, two-way traffic is following northbound U.S. 131 at the Hoffman Road/Rocky River bridge area at the …

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New COA building at capacity

Less than two weeks after a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to commemorate its opening, the Rivers Enrichment Center and Residence is at capacity. County administrator Teresa Doehring announced during Tuesday’s board of commissioners meeting that all 46 residential units are no longer available. The Broadway Street location, which also serves as the new headquarters for the St. Joseph County Commission On Aging, …

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US 131 reconstruction update

Here’s the weekly update from Michigan Department of Transportation regarding the U.S. 131 reconstruction project in Three Rivers. A Stage 3 traffic pattern is in place at the north end of the project, resulting in two-way traffic on the northbound portion of U.S. 131. Meanwhile, a Stage 2 traffic pattern remains in place at the south end, where two-way traffic …

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Michigan season for hunting small game species opens Sunday

Cottontail rabbit, snowshoe hare, ruffed grouse and other animals will be in hunters’ sights as Michigan’s small game season gets underway Sunday. The Department of Natural Resources says a Michigan base license is required for small game hunters. The cost for residents is $11. The base license allows hunting of rabbit, hare, squirrel, pheasant, ruffed grouse, sharp-tailed grouse, woodchuck, woodcock, …

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