SW Michigan

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BATTLE CREEK - Battle Creek city commissioners will vote on whether to make changes that would no longer classify licensed massage therapists as an adult business. An introduction vote for the ordinance — the first of two steps needed to change the law — is scheduled for the commission's regular meeting Tuesday. It comes after the city postponed action on whether to ban adult businesses, such as strip clubs and book stores, from operating on a portion of Dickman Road. (Battle Creek Enquirer)

"Battle Creek-based Kellogg Co. is recalling about 10,000 cases of Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles because the products might be contaminated with bacteria." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

(MPRN-Lansing) A man who was once hospitalized for depression cannot legally buy a gun in Michigan – at least not without a court fight. That’s the decision handed down recently by a federal appeals court. 


(MPRN-Lansing) A statewide conference on making Michigan a hospitable place for immigrants was held in Lansing Monday. It’s part of the nationwide Welcome Week, which seeks to bring together immigrants and U.S born people in “a spirit of unity.” 

The Michigan Congressional Delegation is again supporting the placement of a missile defense site in Battle Creek. In a letter Monday, 15 of the 16 members of the delegation urged the director of the Missile Defense Agency to select Fort Custer as a site for missile interceptors. Battle Creek is one of three remaining sites for the facility, which would have an estimated $3.2 billion economic impact and bring hundreds of jobs if placed in this area.