(MPRN-Lansing) A federal lawsuit is challenging the right of regional tourism bureaus to charge room fees for travel campaigns, such as Pure Michigan. 

"GRAND RAPIDS, MI – A lot of people visit Grand Rapids just for its craft beer - to the tune of a $12.23 million economic impact. A recent study commissioned by marketing group Experience Grand Rapids concluded that more than 42,000 beer tourists visit the city annually, spending $7.05 million directly at craft breweries. Of those visitors, more than 13,000 are from outside Michigan. (MLive)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A cold, wet winter didn't hamper Michigan's ability to attract tourists in 2014, according to a report Michigan State University researchers released at the Pure Michigan Governor's Conference on Tourism on Monday. (MLive)

New station funded mostly by Calhoun County Visitors Bureau and Battle Creek Community Foundation

Signs point to strong tourism season continuing through mid-October