ST. JOSEPH — Berrien County commissioners may partner with St. Joseph officials to protect the sidewalk along Lake Street near Park Street, which is at the south end of Silver Beach.

During their county board meeting on Thursday, Commissioner Jim Curran said erosion due to Lake Michigan’s near-record high water levels is threatening the sidewalk, and possibly the street. Also in jeopardy is a covered lookout area.

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