6:42 am
Thu May 1, 2014

South Haven Farm Machinery Maker Subject of Lawsuits

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BEI International closed in March
BEI is a name synonymous with South Haven's status as the world's blueberry capital. The company produced harvesting equipment second to none for 45 years.
8:41 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Kalamazoo Makes U.S. News and World Report List of "Underrated Beer Cities"

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Magazine recommends eight cities throughout the world for having a pint
Any bona fide beer geek already knows they can find a great brew in Denver, Portland, Oregon, and Dublin. But if you've already tapped the keg on these well-known beer cities, perhaps you and your taste buds are ready to explore a new frontier (with someone else behind the wheel, of course).
7:14 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Kalamazoo Farmers Market Opens for Season Saturday With Changes

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At least 105 businesses are expected to participate on a regular basis
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Farmers Market will open for the season Saturday, May 3, with some changes intended to improve customer access. Chris Broadbent, who manages the market for the People's Food Co-op of Kalamazoo, said he has made layout changes to the market to make space for more customers, make the market easier to walk through and to increase business owners' abilities to interact with and sell to customers.
1:14 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Republican State Senator Proposes Minimum Wage Increase

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Rick Jones' bill would increase minimum wage less than group gathering petition signatures for ballot proposal
LANSING - A Republican Senator introduced a bill to raise Michigan's minimum wage with hopes of preventing a larger wage hike in the form of a ballot proposal. State Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge) on Thursday said he introduced a bill to increase the minimum wage from $7.40 an hour to $8.15 per hour.
1:03 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Kellogg Employees, Locked out in Memphis Labor Dispute, Seek Help From Foundation

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Kellogg Foundation owns 22% of company's total shares
Kellogg Memphis workers ask for $15 million from foundation Kellogg Co. employees from Memphis have asked for a $15 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to assist workers and their families who have been locked out of work for five months.