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City of Grand Rapids’ Yard Waste Drop-Off Center Now Open

Spring is here, believe it or not, and with the warmer temperatures expected this week, the City of Grand Rapids' yard waste drop-off site has opened a week earlier than scheduled.

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Michigan State Fan Offering Kiss, Boob Flash for Tickets to NCAA Final Four

Michigan State University's men's basketball team’s NCAA Final Four run has Spartans fans across the nation searching everywhere for tickets.

One young Spartans fan is totally willing to trade her dignity for seats at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to watch Michigan State play.

Her Craigslist Indianapolis post offers a kiss and a boob flash in exchange for tickets.

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Godwin Heights Boys’ Basketball Wins Class B State Title

On Saturday, Godwin Heights boys' basketball team won the Class B state championshi on Saturday, beating Detroit Henry Ford 85-68 in East Lansing.

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Lake Michigan Ice Floe Is Beautiful, Terrifying at Same Time [Video]

The big lake continues its annual melt as we move toward April, and this video of Lake Michigan ice floes pushing through Green Bay, Wis., on Sunday is a wonderful look at the power of nature.

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Do You Understand What Proposal 1 Is About? [Video]

We've all seen the TV commercials about the upcoming May 5 vote on Proposal 1.

Those ads certainly lead you to believe the proposal would increase the sales tax one percent and that money would be used on roads, right?

Well, kind of.

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Weekend Box Office Report: The Box Office Goes ‘Home’

In one of the strongest box office weekends of 2015 so far, both Home and Get Hard opened strong while Insurgent and Cinderella continued to perform well. This was the rare weekend that literally offered something for everyone, with R-rated comedies and animated family fare exceeding expectations.

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Family Identifies Body Found in Grand River Saturday Evening

UPDATE (6:16 p.m.): Police have confirmed the identity as Timothy Groenhout, who was last seen Jan. 24 in downtown Grand Rapids.

At this time, it is unclear how Groenhout ended in the Grand River. The cause of his death appears to be drowning, although toxicology results are pending. Foul play is not suspected.

ORIGINAL STORY: Grand Rapids police said a body was found Saturday night in the Grand River near the Kent Trail.

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‘The Daily Show’ Names Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s Replacement

The Daily Show and Comedy Central have announced that, after a long search with many rumored candidates, Trevor Noah will succeed the retiring Jon Stewart as the host of the late night program. Noah, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian, has served as a correspondent for the show but, so far, has only made three appearances.

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7 Incredible Tom Izzo Stats to Celebrate Michigan State’s Latest Final Four

Tom Izzo and MSU have been pretty incredible. But you really don't appreciate it just how incredible they've been until you see the numbers.

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Michigan State Makes NCAA Final Four with 76-70 OT Win Over Louisville [Photos]

Travis Trice had 17 points and Denzel Valentine had 15 points and seven rebounds to lead Michigan State past Oklahoma 62-58 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.

Branden Dawson added nine points and 11 rebounds and Bryn Forbes had 14 points for the seventh-seeded Spartans (27-11), who advanced to the Final Four with the triumph at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.

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‘SNL’ Sets Michael Keaton and Taraji P. Henson as April Hosts

SNL will Rock Studio 8H once again this weekend in returning Furious 7 star Dwayne Johnson to the stage, but April may yet have even more gold in mind. Birdman star Michael Keaton will return to SNL as our first April host, followed by the unstoppable juggernaut of Empire breakout Taraji P. Henson.

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Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Kick It For Grand Rapids Fans [Video]

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

As Ann Wilson put it on Saturday night, midway through Heart’s set in front of several thousand gleeful fans at Van Andel Arena, “In the ’70s, there weren’t really any women in rock ‘n’ roll. Women were in the basement and the garage trying to get it right.”

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