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I grew up in South Haven, Michigan.  Gotta love the lakeshore! Still feel a yearning for the beach, pretty much daily.  Moved to Grand Rapids to go to Calvin College. Fell in love with GR and have been here since! (Go Beer City, USA!)   Big fan of crime TV, the '90s (scrunchies! Saved By the Bell!), my own rude and feisty cat, the beach (you may have thought I covered that already, but I really really love it, OK?), reading,  people watching, drinking on patios, playing the most inappropriate cards in Cards Against Humanity, and my dear, dear family.
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Grocery Store Proposed for Downtown Grand Rapids

I live pretty close to downtown Grand Rapids. Whenever I'm asked what downtown GR is lacking, I always say the same thing-- a grocery store!

Well, now it looks like one may be on the way. Kind of. From the sound of it, the new store proposed at 38 Commerce will have more options than what's currently available, but won't carry all the items one might seek on a full-on trip to the grocery store.

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You Can Sign a Petition to Change New Home of Red Wings from Little Caesars Arena to Caesars Colosseum

Arena authorities announced today that the new home to the Detroit Red Wings will be called "Little Caesars Arena". Some fans do not seem to be fans of the new name of the "Baddest Bowl in Hockey".

There's now a petition to change the name of the arena to "Caesars Colosseum" instead.

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Police Ask For Help Finding Stranger Who Offered Kids a Ride in His Van in Ionia County [Video]

Police are investigating an incident that took place Monday night at a playground at the Evergreen Mobile Home Community on North State Road in Ionia County.

WZZM-13 reports that two children say that around 7p.m. a man approached them and asked them if they wanted to ride in his van. 

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Nine West Michigan Hospitals Get Top Rating For Safety

The Hospital Safety Score is a twice annual review of hospitals by Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit group dedicated to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system.

Nine hospitals in West Michigan have received an "A" for safety, WZZM-13 reports.

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Teens Suspected in Ottawa County Church Vandalisms

Early Sunday morning, two churches in the Hudsonville area were vandalized.

WZZM-13 reports that after receiving tips from the public, three teenagers are being investigated: A 16-year old of Georgetown Township, a 15-year-old girl of Georgetown Township, and a 13-year-old. 

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Holland Ranked No. 1 Small City in U.S. to Start a Business

Known for it's gorgeous beaches along Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa and the Tulip Time Festival, Holland is now being recognized for another reason!

Out of 1,268 small cities across America, Holland has been named the best in which to start a small business by Wallethub, Wood TV 8 reports. 

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