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8:32 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

You know German folk songs, says Bell's Oktoberfest headliner

Ein Prosit at Bell's Brewery in 2008.
Credit Ein Prosit

Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo is having their Oktoberfest on Saturday featuring the German band Ein Prosit from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Baseball in Kalamazoo
6:41 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Minor League team officials say Kalamazoo has "everything you'd want" for baseball

Battle Creek Bombers - file photo
Credit Battle Creek Bombers

Interview with Brian Calopy and John Bollinger

    

Minor League baseball is returning to Kalamazoo next summer. 

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Arts & More
5:06 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Street artist makes mental health installation with Kalamazoo teens

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

“You’re crazy.” Those words might not hurt you, but to someone with a mental illness or disability it’s a phrase they have to deal with all too often. Artist Patrick Hershberger, also known as Bonus Saves, has collaborated with a youth group to create art that stresses how important language can be in mental health. It will be in the Park Trades Center’s Saniwax Gallery. The main reception is on Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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Upton on Syria
3:26 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Upton says he's leaning against voting to authorize strikes against Syria

Protestors outside of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy's (D-VT) office opposing possible military action against Syria
Credit The Associated Press

Congressman Fred Upton on possible military action against Syria

    

West Michigan Congressman Fred Upton says he owes it to his constituents and the nation to get as many facts as he can. 

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Nature
10:34 am
Thu September 5, 2013

For the love of trees: Growing hundred year old giants

Blaine Mosher stands in front of an old red oak on his farm
Credit Nancy Camden

When a seed falls from a tree, what are the odds that it will take root and then grow for 300 years or more? Norm Bober in Van Buren County increases the possibility. As a teenager, when his family went to hunt for a Christmas tree, he brought pine cones home and planted the seeds. The next spring, they sprouted into pine trees.

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