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John Mellencamp Rocks DeVos Hall, So Let’s Relive The Highlights [Video]

Prior commitments kept me from seeing the ageless Hoosier rocker at DeVos Hall Tuesday, but thanks to John's prodigious amount of live videos online, I've pieced together some highlights.

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David Wieske via Facebook
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Frank The Tortoise Has Been Found Safe!

The 50 pound tortoise that went missing last weekend has been found!

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Watch As Our Downtown Parking Lot Transforms Into The ‘Sun Of A Beach’ Festival [Video]

This time lapse video shows the gradual transformation of our nondescript downtown parking lot into a party for around 1,000 of our closest friends. 

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Flint, Saginaw and Detroit Listed Among the Fastest-Shrinking Cities in America

It's no surprise to anyone who's lived in Michigan for any decent amount of time, but a new list has Flint, Saginaw and Detroit ranked among the cities with the quickest declining populations.

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David Wieske via Facebook
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Man on the Northeast Side Searching for his Missing Tortoise, Frank

A man on the northeast side of Grand Rapids is searching for his missing pet - a tortoise named Frank.

The approximately 12-year-old tortoise escaped the yard of Bradley Clark sometime between 11 a.m. and noon on Sunday.  

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World Custard Pie Throwing Championship Was a Creamy Wonderful Mess

In what looked like a scene out of every classic slapstick movie ever made, the World Custard Pie Throwing Championship took place this past weekend.

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Grand Rapids Football Club Draws Close To 4000 Fans Saturday Night [Video]

In its inaugural season, the fledgling Grand Rapids Football Club is doing its part in developing a devoted following, drawing close to 4000 animated fans (who refer to themselves as the Grand Army) to its second home game at Houseman Field.

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An Aerial Tour Of East Grand Rapids [Video]

Local photographer Brian Dudek took advantage of a beautiful Saturday to put together this drone footage of EGR.

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June is National Safety Awareness Month – Here are Some Great Safety Tips

It’s summer in Michigan, when thoughts turn to vacations, travel, outdoor activities and do-it-yourself projects. Make safety a top priority this summer with these tips!

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Sun of a Beach Festival Hits Downtown Grand Rapids [Photo Gallery]

Thanks to everyone for coming out to the Sun of a Beach Festival Friday night!

The drinks were cold, the food was hot, the sand was sandy, and Parrots of the Caribbean and ZBTB thoroughly entertained the crowds! Check out some photos from the night! 

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Grand Rapids City Pools Open This Weekend

School's out for the summer, and it's time to start enjoying the nice weather!

In celebration of that, Grand Rapids' city pools will be opening this weekend!

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Samuel Micut/ThinkStock
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Five Things to Make Sure You Bring to Sun of a Beach

The Sun of a Beach Festival is tonight in Downtown Grand Rapids, and we want to make sure that you're prepared with everything that you need!

How are we going to make sure that happens? By putting together this list of the five things you need to make sure you bring to Sun of a Beach!

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