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Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s Butterfly Exhibition Opens March 1

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s annual Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition opens March 1 and runs through April 30.

Butterflies Are Blooming will mark 20 years by bringing more than 7,000 tropical butterflies to West Michigan.

More than 170,000 people visit the exhibit each year, Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park officials said.

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The Next Retail Brand to Go Belly Up: Radio Shack

It's been in the news, first as a possibility, then as reality, for months.

Radio Shack is going bankrupt. It's one of many brands that might just go away soon.

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10 ‘Ted’ Facts About Your Favorite Foul-Mouthed Teddy Bear

You might think that Ted is just a comedy about a filthy teddy bear, but this movie about a filthy teddy bear made over a half-billion dollars and was nominated for an Oscar. It was, in its time, the biggest R-rated comedy ever. Need more Ted trivia? Get ready for even more fluffy facts in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

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Kent County Health Department Investigating Possible Case of Measles [Video]

An 11-month-old girl from Gaines Township is being tested for measles, WZZM-13 reports.

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Craig’s Big Budget Weekend Preview

Wanna know what to do this weekend? How about a water skiing squirrel?

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East Kentwood Basketball’s Brent Kimbrel Named High School Athlete of the Week

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Michigan Makes 10 Most Miserable States

As we head out into the coldest day of the year, it's not very gratifying to find out the Mitten State has slipped into the top 10 of the most miserable states in the U.S.

The annual Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index is out, and Michigan is the ninth most miserable state in the union.

At the other end of the spectrum, Alaska is the happiest state.

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New Movies (This Weekend) Include ‘The DUFF,’ ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ and ‘McFarland, USA’ [Video]

Want to stay out of the cold and in a movie theater?

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel, Kevin Costner and Maria Bello are among the stars of this weekend's new movie releases.

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7 Classic Cocktails Every Guy Should Know How to Make

Take your bartending skills beyond merely cracking open a beer or just adding soda to your liquor of choice.

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Will Smith Raps ‘Gettin Jiggy Wit It’ on ‘Letterman’ [Video]

Alert, alert: Will Smith still has it. The star of the upcoming con man romantic comedy drama (co-ma rom-com-dram?) Focus hit The Late Show last night to chat it up with host David Letterman and, oh, yeah, to just randomly rap “Gettin Jiggy Wit It” alongside Letterman’s own band. Sure, most late night guests just walk out on stage, give a big hello, and sit down, but not Smith, who seemed determined to remind everyone of his rap roots.

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Manufacturing Industry Night Is On the Menu This Evening at The Bistro [Sponsored]

The Bistro at the Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating manufacturing with a special Manufacturing Industry Night this evening.

Socialize with other manufacturing industry professionals from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. EST tonight at The Bistro, 11 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.

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‘Ghostbusters 3’ Can Still Happen, According to Dan Aykroyd

When it was revealed that director Paul Feig was going to reboot Ghostbusters with an all-female cast, the general assumption was that Ghostbusters 3 was dead and buried. Gone forever. Kaput. Never to be mentioned again. But, Dan Aykroyd never got that memo. Aykroyd, who co-wrote and starred in the original films, has spent years talking up Ghostbusters 3 and he’s not going to let silly little things like an actual, official, studio-sanctioned remake with a cast and release date get in the way.

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