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WSPA Perform Mass Dog Vaccinations As Part Of 2013 World Rabies Day
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Rabies Confirmed in Kent County as the Disease Peaks in Michigan

Rabies is peaking in Michigan. The viral disease has been found in West Michigan including the counties of Kent, Kalamazoo and Newaygo.

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What Is Michigan’s Stupidest Landmark? [Video]

In Indiana it’s the World’s Biggest Crapper! In Missouri it’s the Fudge Factory in Uranus! And Kentucky has Big Bone Lick State Park! But what is Michigan's Stupidest Landmark?

Well, according to Mandatory.com, it's a place I've never heard of before, but now I really want to go there.

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Grand Rapids Ghost Tours Are Up And Running [Video]

Grand Rapids has a rich history, and much of it is still here roaming around aimlessly, if you believe local ghost hunters.

Rumors and legends about ghosts haunting such local landmarks as the Amway Grand, the Heritage Hill houses and the infamous Hell's Bridge have persisted through the years, and are all now a part of a GR Ghost Tour that sets off twice a month from Veteran's Memorial Park, 101 S. Fulton Street.

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GM Plant Readies For Third Shift As U.S. Sales Increase In February
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My First Seven Jobs? I’m So Old Many Of Them Don’t Exist Any More

Apparently it's a thing for folks to list their first seven jobs on social media using the hashtag #MyFirstSevenJobs. 

Here's the thing about that, kids, when you ask somebody my age to list my first seven jobs, you may find yourself asking questions like, 'why would they pay someone to do that?'

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Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel Voted No. 3 Best Historical Hotel in U.S.

As a kid I remember taking trips to Mackinac Island and feeling like I'd entered another time-- no cars, horses and carriages in the street, beautiful Victorian architecture-- it was magical.

Perhaps one of the most enchanting places on the island is The Grand Hotel, which has just been voted the No. 3 Best Historical Hotel in a USA Today10 Best readers' poll

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Former Tiger Prince Fielder to Retire From Baseball After Neck Injury

Former Detroit Tiger Prince Fielder's has reached the end of his career, according to reports.

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Here’s One Way To Sell Houses In Grand Rapids [Video]

You may have seen this sign while driving  on 44th Street near Clyde Park SW. It offers to sell your home if you're moving to Canada following the election of either Trump or Clinton.

The guy who put it up says it's all just a reminder to chill out a bit.

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Top Five Things You Could Do With An Abandoned Lighthouse For Sale In Lake Michigan

The North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse is for sale. For a mere 10gs, you can bid on the property and own your own damn lighthouse.

Here's five things you could do with it if you buy it.

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The Perseid Meteor Shower Will Light Up Thursday and Friday Night. Maybe.

Astronomers promise a sky show of sorts for Thursday and Friday evenings as the Perseid Meteor Shower passes by the Earth and promises another show.

But sometimes it produces nothing but disappointment. 

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Snow Storm Puts Fargo Area  Residents In Limbo As Flood Waters Freeze
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The Most Common Job In MIchigan Is…

Using census data, NPR has drawn a map of the Unites States which lists the most common job in every state.

It's not surprising to find that the most common job in Michigan has shifted from machine operator in 1978 to electronic equipment assembly in 1996, to this job, which incidentally, is the most common job in the country.

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Michigan Free ORV Weekend is August 20 -21

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting off-road enthusiasts to enjoy Free ORV Weekend August 20 - 21.

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Lone Grand Rapids Area Olympian To Compete Saturday In Rio [Video]

Brent Bookwalter, who grew up In Rockford, was named to the USA Olympic Cycling team for the team road racing competition. After competing in the grueling Tour de France for the BMC Cycling team, Bookwalter is a longshot to medal in Rio.

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