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West Michigan Brewery Donating Portion of Beer Sales to Puerto Rico Relief

A brewery in Grand Rapids is doing its part to aid in Puerto Rico hurricane relief. 

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Couple’s Wedding Dreams Were Tragically Cut Short in Las Vegas Shooting

So many heartbreaking stories have come out of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Just one of those stories is that of California couple Andrea Castilla and Derek Miller, who had hoped to marry.

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Michael Stipe Explores Life’s Last Moments with ‘Try Not to Breathe’: The Story Behind Every ‘Automatic for the People’ Song

The second track from 'Automatic for the People' is the album's first one about death. But the song’s title originated with a much more innocuous statement.

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Silent Observer Releases Poster Highlighting 45 People Wanted on Domestic Violence Warrants in Kent County

Thursday, October 5, Silent Observer released a poster highlighting 45 individuals who are currently wanted in Kent County on domestic violence charges.

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Did You Lose All of Your Tools on 196? This Guy Has Them and Wants to Give Them Back

If you happened to be driving down 196 on Thursday and realized when you got to your destination that all of your tools were missing from the back of your truck - have no fear. Why? Because a good Samaritan picked them all up and is keeping them safe for you.

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These West Michigan Stores Will NOT Be Open on Thanksgiving

These stores would rather you eat turkey than go shopping.

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Grand Rapids Is A ‘Hipster’ Mecca Once Again

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it seems hipsters aren’t going anywhere. Luckily, a lot of them tend to live in the same neighborhoods, likely to have a bunch of spots that sell artisanal coffee, or avocado toast, along with tons of indie record stores. Well, if you are indeed a hipster and looking for a place to live with like-minded people, a new report can help you find a home.

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Remembering That Time MSU Lost To Michigan 119-0

In 1902, Regents Field saw it's share of wallopings on Michigan's road to an 11-0 season. Michigan Agricultural College was one of the most notable casualties.

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Security Guard Hailed a Hero for Efforts in Stopping Las Vegas Shooting

When tragedy strikes, heroes of all forms rise to the occasion, and just one of the many heroic stories to come from the mass shooting in Las Vegas is that of Jesus Campos.

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Oprah Mentions Grand Rapids on Ellen Like We’re Old Friends!

Oprah told a story about a couple weeks back when Ellen texted to wave at her by the fence (which sounds like it’s a long way from both of their homes) but Oprah couldn’t wave because she was in Grand Rapids!

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McDonald’s Szechuan Sauce Will Only Be Available At One Grand Rapids Area Restaurant

If you want to get your Szechuan on on Saturday, October 7, you might have to drive across town to do it.

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Applebee’s in West Michigan Are Offering $1 Margaritas For the Entire Month of October

Usually, when you go out, you're happy to find that the Happy Hour at your local watering hole offers you $1 off of a drink, but Applebee's is taking drink deals to a whole new level in October.

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