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Grand Rapids Featured by Toronto Globe & Mail

The Southern Ontario area is similar to the Midwest is lots of ways. Socially and economically the two regions share more than just a border.

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New Scented Lottery Tickets Are Greatest Thing Ever!

It seems like we here in Michigan have lots of cool things. No toll roads, lots of snow and water, and craft beer. But the folks in New Hampshire have us beat hands down.

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Will Gas Get Cheaper? Or How About Five Dollars A Gallon?

All the "experts" can't get their ducks in a row. Will gas get cheaper, or will it get way more expensive? No one knows. No one is even CLOSE to knowing.

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Michigan In The Top 10 Again?

What are we in the Top 10 for now? Unemployment? Basketball? States with snow and the coldest friggin' air in the country?

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Cadbury To Change Creme Egg Recipe!

Whenever I see the name "Cadbury" I always think of the butler from the Richie Rich comic books. I used to collect those as a kid (No, I'm not a Marvel fan) So when I saw this horrific story, I started to remember my days a youth growing up on the mean streets of Portage.

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Ohio State Clobbers Oregon! (In The Classroom)

We have to wait till Monday to see whether Ohio State or Oregon will be the champ on the gridiron, but the competition has already been settled in the classroom. After all, these are institutions of higher learning.

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Guess What’s Coming Back? Jose Babushka’s

Very rarely does a local restaurant close it's doors or get sold to a bigger company, then 20 years later resurface. Jose Babushka’s is the exception to the rule!

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How Is THIS Possible? We Have The Lowest Gas Prices!

Michigan is usually nowhere near the top of the list when it comes to low gas prices, but for some reason, we have the lowest average gas prices in the country, right here in Grand Rapids!

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Olds Manor Finally to be Developed

And then there was one.

The last big vacant building in downtown Grand Rapids, Olds Manor, is going to get a $22 million upgrade, with even more apartment and retail space.

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Looking For An After Holiday Deal?

Maybe you got a gift card from a place you really don't care about. Or maybe Aunt Ida got you a gift card for the sporting goods store in Albany...a mere 665 miles from Caledonia.

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Gas Is Under $2 a Gallon In Michigan [Video]

Gas is less than $2 per gallon in Michigan in Greenville, of all places.

That hotbed of economic equality. It's the place where low prices began, as the home of Meijer. Now, the gas there is the cheapest in the state.

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Three Largest Charities Are United Way, The Salvation Army and Feeding America, According to Forbes

Forbes magazine does plenty of lists tied to money, the economy and wealth.

This week, it released its list of the top 50 charities in the U.S.

The top three (based on the amount of donations received):

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