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Whitecaps After Fifth Third Ballpark Fire: ‘They Will Come Again’ [Video]

The West Michigan Whitecaps' ownership expects to rebuild Fifth Third Ballpark in the wake of a Friday blaze that damaged the Comstock Park facility.

A space heater started a small blaze Friday morning at the ballpark, but workers believed they had put it out. They returned to find the space in flames, Plainfield Township Fire Chief David Peterson said.

Fifth Third Ballpark is the home of the Midwest League Class A professional baseball team. It is slated to host the 50th Midwest League All-Star Game on June 17, 2014.

Team officials expect the Whitecaps to play the 2014 season, host the all-star game and rebuild the ballpark.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Expect to Rebuild

The West Michigan Whitecaps' ownership expects to rebuild Fifth Third Ballpark in the wake of a Friday blaze that damaged the Comstock Park facility.

A space heater started a small blaze Friday morning at the ballpark, but workers believed they had put it out. They returned to find the space in flames, Plainfield Township Fire Chief David Peterson said.

Fifth Third Ballpark is the home of the Midwest League Class A professional baseball team. It is slated to host the 50th Midwest League All-Star Game on June 17, 2014.

Team officials expect the Whitecaps to play the 2014 season, host the all-star game and rebuild the ballpark.

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Fifth Third Ballpark Fire [Video Link]

UPDATE (2:50pm): In a news conference held Friday afternoon, West Michigan Whitecaps Managing Partner Denny Baxter shed some light on the fire and on the future of Fifth Third Ballpark and the West Michigan Whitecaps. He said of the future: "If we rebuild it, they will come once again." Baxter assured the community that the Whitecaps will be playing baseball come April 8th of this year (opening day). He got choked up several times during the news conference, and expressed that the Whitecaps organization is "more than a business, it's a community member."

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Lake Superior State University Releases 2014′s ‘Banished Words List’

Lake Superior State - the smallest public university in Michigan - has released its annual list of banished words. The list’s proper name is the List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, and has been a Lake Superior tradition since 1976.

What words have been banned this year?

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Category: Michigan News, Reviews
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Grand Rapids Christmas Tree Recycling Begins January 2

Christmas has come to an end. And, if you had a real Christmas tree this year, it's time for you to figure out how to get rid of it.

Luckily, if you live in the city of Grand Rapids, it is offering free Christmas tree recycling starting Jan. 2, 2014. 

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First-Class Stamps Rising to 49 Cents in Late January

How much does a stamp cost right now? If you're not sure, you're not alone (in fact, I had to look it up for the purpose of writing this).

Currently, if you want to mail a standard letter, it costs you 46 cents, but that price will be rising at the end of January. 

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West Michigan Marine Surprises Wife & Kids At Lions’ Game [Video]

Captain Joshua Munsee surprised his wife and kids at the Lions' game on Sunday, and brought even the most hardened football spectator to tears.

Munsee says that when he found out that he would be coming home, he contacted the Detroit Lions, and their staff started working on a plan for an elaborate surprise homecoming

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Category: West Michigan News
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Voting Now Open For Celebration! Cinema’s Celebrated Service Awards

Voting is underway for the top West Michigan business that inspires the community with its service!

This is the third year that the folks from Celebration! Cinema are awarding the Celebrated Service Award, which aims to "reignite a conversation about service throughout the community that leads to meaningful change; building equality for all who live in and visit our communities."

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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Rockford’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony [Photos]

Discover a Rockford Christmas with the kick off to their holiday festivities tonight!  Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Rockford Choirs and the RHS Brass Ensemble while the City of Rockford starts the holiday season with lighting the thousands of lights around the downtown shopping district.  The mayor always delivers a message of peace to kick off the festivities.

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