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The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Sochi Winter Games: How Grand Rapids’ U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo Did

Omar Bermejo achieved and competed with the world's best Winter Paralympians over the past two weeks in Russia.

The 32-year-old former Marine, who had an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident, is from Grand Rapids resident, He took part with Team USA in two nordic skiing disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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40 Years Ago: Peter Frampton’s ‘Somethin’s Happening’ Released

The guitarist released his third solo album in March 1974.

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Gary Burger of the Monks Dies

The frontman for the cult garage band has died.

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Eat Beer Cream Puffs on St. Patrick’s Day

Several traditional Irish foods are frequently served on St. Patrick's Day: corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie and Pepto Bismol. Please add to that list the Beer Cream Puff.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Reportedly Close to Casting Lupita Nyong’o

Though we're still no closer to knowing who will lead 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' the latest casting rumor suggests that '12 Years a Slave' Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o is up to play one of the villains -- or a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi -- in the film.

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45 Years Ago: ‘The Velvet Underground’ Released

The Velvet Underground released their album known as 'VU' in March 1969.

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The Ann Street exit was closed along U.S. 131 because of a chemical reaction at the Haviland Enterprises Inc. plant on Thursday. (Photo: Tim Harris)
The Ann Street exit was closed along U.S. 131 because of a chemical reaction at the Haviland Enterprises Inc. plant on Thursday. (Photo: Tim Harris)
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WZZM-13: Chemical Reaction Contained in Grand Rapids [Video]

The Grand Rapids Fire Department said residents were not in danger following a chemical reaction Thursday morning at a plant on the city's West Side, WZZM-13 reports.

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From the National Weather Service: More Brr!

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office has some advice for tonight with it's forecast: Button up.

Brr.

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Olivia Wilde Joins HBO’s Mick Jagger-Martin Scorsese ’70s Rock Drama

We were a bit bummed to learn that 'Boardwalk Empire' showrunner Terence Winter had accepted a season 5 end to the HBO prohibition drama in order to develop his new 1970s New York rock drama with Bobby Cannavale, Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese, but the proposed series just got a whole lot prettier. Olivia Wilde will return to TV for the new HBO period drama, but as whom, you ask?

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Remodeled Planetarium at Grand Rapids Public Museum Opens March 15

After $1.2 million of reconstruction and improvements, Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium at Grand Rapids Public Museum is set to open on March 15.

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A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan on Friday, a day before a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
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Extreme Weather: Lake Michigan Sets All-time Ice Coverage Record; Grand River Has Flood Risk

Lake Michigan reached an all-time high level of ice coverage over the weekend while deep snow has many on alert for risk of flooding.

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President Obama Stops By ‘Between Two Ferns,’ Spars with Zach Galifianakis [Video]

Funny or Die's popular comedic interview series, 'Between Two Ferns,' has featured the likes of Justin Bieber, Steve Carell, Jennifer Lawrence and Tina Fey.

But this time around, it did us one better (much better). President Barack Obama, solidifying his position as the most hip, pop culture-savvy President of all time, stopped by 'Between Two Ferns' for a riveting back-and-forth between 'Hangover' star Zach Galifianakis ... and the interaction was anything but amicable.

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