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10 Things Worse Than Winters in Michigan

Recently, Michigan was ranked the #2 state for the worst winters in the U.S.

This should come to no surprise, if you're from Michigan you know how brutal (and weird) our winters can be...

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Will Smith in Talks for Disney’s Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Movie

If you’ve ever wondered what a Tim Burton movie starring Will Smith would look like, you might find out relatively soon. The actor is reportedly circling a role in Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo, which Burton has been attached to direct for some time now. After delivering the disappointing one-two punch of Suicide Squad and Collateral Beauty, Smith sure could use a win, and joining Disney’s growing empire of live-action remakes seems like a pretty safe bet.

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Bald Eagle Hit by Car Gets New Home at John Ball Zoo

A bald Eagle who was hit by a car in the UP last summer is getting a new home at John Ball Zoo, MLive reports. 

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If You’re Looking For The Best Place To Raise A Family In The Grand Rapids Area, Look To The East

The web site WalletHub has compiled a list of the best cities in Michigan to raise a family, and two Grand Rapids are communities made the top ten, both suburbs on the East Side.

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The West Michigan Whitecaps Are Hiring A New Mascot!

Are you fun? Do you like entertaining crowds of people, all while wearing an awesome costume? Do you love communicating with hand gestures? Well then, this job is for you.

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The Grand Rapids Griffins Great Skate Winterfest is Coming Soon

Here are all the details about the event that's equal parts fundraiser and fun!

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Could Jolly Pumpkin be Opening a Taproom/Restaurant in Grand Rapids?

There have been rumors for the last couple of months that the old Red Lion Restaurant on Bridge Street N.W. (which has been empty for many years) might be yet another new taproom/restaurant in that area.

News reports over the weekend are saying that Northern United Brewing Co. (the parent company of Jolly Pumpkin) has filed preliminary architectural plans with the city to open a taproom and restaurant on Bridge Street.

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National Speakers Part of GVSU’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Two nationally known speakers will highlight Grand Valley State University's events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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How Many Video Stores Are Left In West Michigan?

There was a time in this fair land when the video store was king. You couldn't drive a few blocks without seeing a Blockbuster, Hollywood, Video Tyme or Video Palace on a street corner or in a strip mall.

But now thanks to streaming sites like Netflix and Hulu, video stores are miles apart, but we still have them, for a little bit longer.

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The Cubs World Series Trophy is Coming to Kalamazoo

The Chicago Cubs waited for more than a century to claim a World Series Trophy. Now that trophy is coming to Kalamazoo on February 20.

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Pain at the Pump: In One Month Gas Jumps 30 Cents Per Gallon in Grand Rapids

Trips to the gas station are becoming more and more painful, and the trend doesn't look like it's going away any time soon.

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Whiskey Bar Coming to Grand Rapids West Side in March

Home to award-winning breweries and voted "Best Beer Scene in the U.S." and "Best Food City in Michigan", Grand Rapids has a ton going for it the food and beverage department.

Coming soon, GR will have a hangout for whiskey and bourbon lovers!

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