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All 50 States Saw Freezing Temperatures Tuesday

We here in West Michigan were not on our own on Tuesday when it came to the freezing temps and snow. Every single state in the country had a reporting station somewhere in the state below freezing on Tuesday morning.

That even includes Hawaii, where the temperature at Mauna Kea on the Big Island dropped was only 31 degrees.

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Here’s A List Of Stores That Are Closed On Thanksgiving Day

Amid the reports of stores that will be opening earlier than ever on Thanksgiving Day, our friends at WZZM-13 are reporting on stores that will be keeping their lights off and their doors locked on Turkey Day so that their employees can enjoy the holiday with their families.

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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored Post]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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Cannonsburg Ski Area Announces Earliest Opening Date Ever

All of you skiing and snowboarding fans will be happy to hear this! It's almost time to strap them on and hit the slopes!

In fact, Cannonsburg Ski Area is opening to the public this Saturday, at 10 a.m. This will be the earliest date that Cannonsburg has ever opened for a season.

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Find Out What Grand Rapids Schools Have to Offer at We Are GR School Choice Expo [Audio]

Grand Rapids Public Schools offer a wide variety of experiences for students of all ages. John Hemholdt of GRPS joined "The Jojo Show" this morning to talk about this week's School Choice Expo.

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Grand Rapids Refuse & Recycling Pickup Cancelled Tuesday Due To Snow

Pickup of refuse (trash), recycling, and lawn waste has been cancelled within the city of Grand Rapids for Tuesday. The City of Grand Rapids released a statement late Tuesday morning informing residents.

The city says that because of the heavy snowfall we've received, public service staff have all been diverted to plowing the streets. 

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How to Avoid Dreaded Second Shovel

The joy you feel after finally clearing your driveway can be dashed pretty quickly by a passing snowplow, but there are now tips to help avoid the dreaded "second shovel."

The County Road Association of Michigan released an infographic on Monday to help show where to put shoveled driveway snow so that a plow won't push it back into the end of the driveway. Hopefully making it so that you won't have to shovel the end of your driveway again.

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2014 Michigan High School Football Semifinals Schedule

A strong showing in the state quarterfinals by West Michigan high school footballs teams over the weekend has left many in the running for a state championship.

View the complete schedule for the Michigan high school football state semifinals.

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Hazardous Travel Warning Issued by National Weather Service for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Winter officially does not arrive until next month, but it sure feels like it's already here, doesn't it?

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning in effect from this afternoon through 9 p.m. Tuesday. The bottom lines: heavy lake-effect and blowing snow.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Adds ‘The Running Man’ to His List of Possible Sequels

“I’ll be back,” is no longer just Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most famous movie quote and catchphase. It’s now his main business model. While doing a Q&A in England last weekend, Schwarzenegger announced there was another potential sequel in his future: ‘The Running Man,’ his 1987 sci-fi thriller based on a novel by Stephen King about a dark future where criminals compete for their lives on reality television (that dark future, apparently, was the year 2014).

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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Post-Credits Scene Teases Another Sequel

A sequel to 1994’s ‘Dumb and Dumber’ seemed like a silly idea until ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ went and made $36 million in its opening weekend. Now, the sky is the limit for the aging idiots played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels and the thought of a third film (‘Dumb and Dumberer’ is not official canon) doesn’t seem all that crazy. In fact, the new film is already waaay ahead of you. If you stuck around through the end credits of ‘Dumb and Dumber To,’ you already know that the post-credits scene teases a theoretical third entry in the series.

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Free Pie For Grand Rapids!

And we're not talking just a slice, but a WHOLE PUMPKIN PIE!

If you help Michigan Blood replenish the blood supplies this holiday season, SpartanNash will reward you with a Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie.

There are plenty of reasons to give besides free pie, and I have a great story inside to inspire you to give the gift of life.

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