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ST. JOSEPH — Following a lengthy discussion that at times became heated, the Berrien County board voted Thursday to table a proposal to apply for a grant for a program aimed at preventing and reducing violent crime.

The Berrien County Health Department was seeking approval of an application for a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

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