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How You Can Spend $1,000 Around Grand Rapids

Over the next few weeks we're giving you a chance at winning $1,000 twice a day. All you have to do is enter the code word you're given here...

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O-Negative Blood Donors Needed In GR

The need for blood never ends, and hospitals across Michigan currently have a great need for O-Negative blood, the universal blood type. Michigan Blood is working to help increase the supply.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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Tony Romo Plans to Retire From NFL – Career Turns to Broadcasting

It appears that Tony Romo's days as a QB in the NFL have come to an end as the Cowboys great plans to retire.

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Get Free Wood Chips From the City of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids residents, don't bother spending money on your mulching needs this spring!  The City of Grand Rapids Yard Waste Drop-off Site is inviting residents to come down and load up their vehicles with free woodchips...

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Thomas S Fox Jewelers Announces They’re Closing

Another longtime local business is closing their doors.

According to Fox 17, Thomas S Fox Diamond Jewelers are planning to be closed for good by June...

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Report: ‘Jessica Jones’ Season 2 Starts Production in NYC Next Week

Whenever The Defenders premieres, almost two years will have passed since Marvel and Netflix first introduced us to Jessica Jones. We’ve known for some time that Krysten Ritter’s hard-edged P.I. won’t formally return in her own series until 2018, but reports suggest Season 2 production is finally gearing up in New York.

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Rogue Chimp At John Ball Park Zoo Hurls Poop At Grandma [Video]

I've never been a fan of zoo primates. They're antsy, they scream a lot and I'm pretty sure they don't like people.

Case in point: This chimpanzee at the John Ball Park Zoo.

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Remembering the Hudsonville Tornado of April 3, 1956

The date was Tuesday, April 3rd, 1956. A huge storm was brewing in the Midwest that would set its sights on West Michigan. The strongest tornado to ever hit Michigan would pay a visit that day. These tornadoes were part of a tornado outbreak that took place on April 2-3, 1956, across the Midwest and the Great Lakes regions.

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Wanted: Certified Nursing Assistants in West Michigan

They are much in demand, but difficult to find. They are Certified Nursing Assistants, and there is a huge need, nation wide. So, to the rescue, Grand Rapids Community College and Holland Home.

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Woman Robbed at Lake Michigan Credit Union ATM

A woman was robbed in broad daylight while using the ATM at the Lake Michigan Credit Union on Lake Michigan drive Sunday afternoon.

Police were called to the scene around 2 p...

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Emily Blunt Shines in These New ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Set Photos

When word got out that Emily Blunt had been cast as the title character in Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, the overwhelming response from most people was, “Well, sure.” Blunt has proven herself to be genre agnostic over the years, as likely to wow audiences in a science-fiction or action film as she is in a light-hearted comedy. That alone would make her an ideal candidate for Mary Poppins  —  as the rare actress capable of convincing audiences that she’d do justice to an iconic character  —  but she also bears a physical resemblance to Julie Andrews to boot. You couldn’t ask for better casting.

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