SW Michigan

2:10 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Food Bank of South Central Michigan Director Bob Randels to retire

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Randels has been the Food Bank's only executive director since it started 30 years ago
Bob Randels, executive director of the Food Bank of South Central Michigan, announced Monday that he will leave the nonprofit early next year.
1:56 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Bell's Brewery looking to buy property in Upper Peninsula for new manufacturing facility

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Escanaba City Council holding special meeting Thursday on request to purchase just over three acres for new facility
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Bell's Brewery Inc. founder Larry Bell is seeking to purchase property and construct a manufacturing facility in Escanaba, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
1:48 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Record rainfall means increase in Lake Michigan water levels, but how much is unknown

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Lake Michigan is in 14th year of below record levels
The record-setting rainfall is making its way into Lake Michigan and will give a bump to the water levels this spring - there's no doubt about that. Whether it has a long-term effect on the low levels or is just a drop in the Great Lakes bucket, that is still clear as mud.
7:14 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Grand River crests in Grand Rapids, Comstock Park

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More rain in forecast for Tuesday could slow decline in river
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - After days spent surging to historic levels, the Grand River finally crested Sunday night in downtown Grand Rapids and Comstock Park. Measurements from the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids show the river peaked at 21.85 feet downtown around 10 p.m., breaking the record of 19.64 feet set in 1985.
6:51 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Battle expected over proposed reforms to regulations on alcohol

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Director of state Liquor Control Commission says system needs to be streamlined. Beer and Wine wholesalers oppose changes
Lansing - The Snyder administration and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission director are seeking sweeping reforms they say will encourage a burgeoning home-grown industry by making it easier to make, buy and sell alcoholic beverages.