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Who Knew Michigan Had A ‘Captain Orange’?

This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week, alerting us to the onset of construction season in Michigan. And to remind us to pay attention to construction workers working alongside out highways, the Michigan Department of Transportation has rolled out 'Captain Orange', a construction worker with a bright, easy to see outfit.

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Michigan Man Still Alive On NBC’s ‘The Voice’ With His Booming Joe Cocker-Like Vocals [Video]

 

Laith Al-Saadi doesn't look like any of his fellow competitors on the NBC singing competiton 'The Voice'. He's older, balding and a little paunchy, kind of like a modern day Ben Franklin. And he sings songs from the '60s and '70s.

But man, the dude can sing. Watch him blow the judges away Tuesday with his take on 'With A Little Help From My Friends'. 

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Grand Rapids Resident Confronts Predators With Nerves Of Steel [Video]

You may have read this story about a 23-year-old Grand Rapids man turning over information to the Grand Rapids Police leading to the arrest of several men for allegedly trying to pick up minors online.

One has to wonder whether it's the same guy who has been posting 'To Catch A Predator' style videos to YouTube for years. 

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Michigan National Guard To Help  Flint With Lead Contamination In Water Supply
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Lifetime Developing TV Movie on Flint Water Crisis

The Flint water crisis has been the topic of conversation, all around America, for several months now, so it's no surprise that it's going to be turned into a movie...

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BISSELL Pet Foundation to Offer Free Pet Adoption at Shelters Throughout Michigan May 7

The BISSELL Pet Foundation announced Tuesday that it will pay all adoption fees on Saturday, May 7, at more than 20 shelters and other rescue organizations throughout Michigan.

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Detroit Tigers Fan Catches Five Foul Balls [Video]

The Detroit Tigers may not have won their game with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, But Bill Dugan did okay. He hauled in five foul balls during the game.

Now that's something you don’t see every day—a fan catching more balls than the team’s first basemen.

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Autumn Colours Delayed by Mild Weather
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Map Shows Where Oak Wilt Disease Has Been Found in Michigan

April 15 to July 15 is the yearly window when oak wilt can be transmitted from diseased to healthy red oak trees.

Learn where the disease has been found in Michigan and how to protect your trees.

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Three Detroit Tigers Who Had Hit Singles (Kind Of) [Video]

Now that baseball season is here, let's recall those Tiger players and broadcasters who worked for the Detroit team, but in their spare time dabbled in the music industry.

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Saugatuck in the Running for Best Small Town Weekend Escape in the U.S.

Grand Haven was just picked as one of the top summer road trip destinations in the U.S., and now another West Michigan beach town is being honored!

Saugatuck is in the running for "Best Small Town Weekend Escape" in a USA Today and 10Best readers' poll

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Popularity Of Craft Beers Continues To Grow
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Eastern Michigan University Offering Degree in Fermentation Science

Eastern Michigan University has created a four-year program in fermentation science. The program uses chemistry and biology to teach students about the production and fermentation of beer, cider, food, fuel and pharmaceutical products.

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15 MORE Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

A few weeks ago we went through the 15 things that anyone who lives in Grand Rapids should do or try at least once. Obviously, we couldn't just stop at 15 considering there's so much to do in this awesome city...

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Grand Haven Makes ‘Ultimate Summer Weekend Road Trips’ List

Despite the snowy, slushy weekend we just had in West Michigan, we are definitely creeping closer to summer. With the weather warming, it's time to think about what to do with those summer weekends.

Business Insider has compiled a list of the top 9 Ultimate Weekend Road Trips to take this summer-- and Grand Haven made the list!

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