Here is the latest Michigan news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EST
DETROIT (AP) — Problems at one of Michigan’s three authorized liquor distribution companies are causing pre-holiday season headaches for some bars and restaurants and have led the state to get involved. The Detroit Free Press reports Republic National Distributing Co. recently moved into a new warehouse in Livonia, and the company said software problems at the new site are delaying deliveries.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A new Michigan State University exhibit is built around a 20th century guidebook that a generation of black motorists used during the segregation era to find places where they could safely sleep, eat, shop or find services while traveling. The exhibit for “The Negro Motorists’ Green Book” runs at the East Lansing school through November. It will also introduce the guide’s creator, Victor H. Green. The guide listed 86 black-friendly Detroit businesses and five in Lansing from 1936 to 1966.
STEPHENSON, Mich. (AP) — A movie shot in the Upper Peninsula is having its Michigan premiere this weekend. “Up There” is the story of a journalist who is sent to the Upper Peninsula to cover the closing of a mine. The journalist gets help from a local woman, whose personal tragedy plays a role in the plot. “Up There” opened Friday at the Tivoli Theater in Stephenson. There are showings Saturday and Sunday and on Nov. 14. The Iron Mountain Daily News says the movie was made almost entirely in Dickinson County in 2017.
DETROIT (AP) — The Kresge Foundation is looking for Detroit-based block clubs, community development corporations and other nonprofits to share at least $1.5 million for projects that improve the quality of life in city neighborhoods. Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit has awarded 99 grants totaling more than $10 million since 2015. Grants of up to $35,000 are available for planning. Up to $150,000 is available for implementing projects that engage residents and reflect their priorities.