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Wild Card Playoffs - Detroit Lions v Dallas Cowboys
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Wanna Go To The Cotton Bowl? Tickets Are Dirt Cheap!

I consider this another win in Western Michigan's Cinderella season.

Not only did they go undefeated and get a major bowl bid, but because they're a lesser known team, the bottom of the Cotton Bowl ticket resale market has fallen out.

Anytime StubHub takes it in the shorts is okay by me.

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Cyber Attack On South Korea Traced To China
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Michigan is the 8th Worst State For Identity Theft and Fraud, Here Are Four Tips to Avoid it Happening to You

With December being National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its in-depth analysis that identifies 2016’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud.

Michigan did not do well.

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Massive Snowstorm Still Dumping Snow In Parts Of Midwest And Northeast
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Why Is Buffalo Jealous Of Grand Rapids?

There's a lot of things Buffalo, NY has to be proud of. They invented Buffalo wings, they have Weber's Mustard, and they have something called a 'Beef-On-Weck', which is a roast beef sandwich beyond compare.

So what do we have that they don't?

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The State Of Downtown Grand Rapids [Video]

Last month, Kristopher Larson, the CEO and President of Downtown GR Inc. delivered a 'State of Downtown' talk at the Pyramid Scheme in the Arena District.

Here's some of things he had to say.

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Grand Rapids Third In Nation For Growing Business

The Grand Rapids metro has once again finished third in the nation for developing and expanding business.

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Detroit Teachers Hold Rally And "Sick Out" To Protest Working Conditions
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Detroit Teachers Shut Down Schools Over Payroll Shortage

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day, but Detroit City School teachers are not feeling very appreciated. The School District say it won't be able to meet payroll over the summer months, so the teachers didn't show up for work again today, shutting down every school in Michigan's largest city.

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The Best and Worst Jobs for 2016

While driving a garbage truck, or cleaning up after someone’s mess may sound like a terrible job, they are apparently not the worst jobs out there.

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How Would You Do on Betty Crocker’s 1967 Homemaker Quiz

It’s a modern world and these days the word “homemaker” is more than a little old fashioned. So reading Betty Crocker’s Homemaker Quiz from way back in 1967 is like opening a time capsule.

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Most Violent States for Black Friday [Video]

Anyone who’s turned on the news on Black Friday has undoubtedly seen video of shoppers rushing into stores and attacking one another just go get a discounted set of pots. But there’s no doubt some states have it worse than others, and thanks to Estately we now know where things can get really ugly.

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The Most Expensive State To Own a Car Is…You Guessed It!

There’s no getting around it, owning a car isn’t cheap. Whether it’s gas, maintenance or insurance, owning a vehicle will set you back a pretty penny. But according to a new survey, Michigan is the costliest state in the nation to own a car.

Like we never noticed.

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Craft Beer Means Big Bucks To GR Economy [Video]

The growing craft beer industry in Grand Rapids is a boon to the local economy, both in terms of jobs and profits. Overall, the beer industry is worth $6.6 billion dollars to the State of Michigan.

That's great, another reason to crack open a local brew!!

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And America’s Most Frugal City Is… [Video]

It certainly isn’t cheap to live in a city like San Francisco, which may be the reason a lot of the people who live there do whatever they can to save money, and that includes cutting coupons.

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