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2014 Detroit Lions Preview

Look I'm sure you might not be a huge sports fan, or even a football fan. I'm not a Lions fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I can give you a meaningful and informative preview for the 2014 NFL season even the slightest of fans can enjoy.

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Record Enrollment at GVSU

Student enrollment at Grand Valley State University has hit record numbers.

This fall, GVSU will welcome 4,226 first-year students and 25,094 total students, both are records.

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Drew Angerer/Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Welcomes First Bitcoin ATM [Video]

You’re probably wondering what a Bitcoin is.

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photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images
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Michigan Personalized License Plates Now Covered By Freedom Of Speech

A judgement signed yesterday means you can get just about anything put on your personalized Michigan license plate. Well, almost anything.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Helps Propel Michigan To The Ranking Of Fourth Best Beer State

When you rank every state by the quality of its beer, it's hard to argue that Michigan would find its place somewhere near the top.

The Thrillist puts the Mitten State as the fourth best beer state in America, and while I see us more as a number two, I think we received a pretty fair shake.

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Back-to-School 2014: Check Out #BTSWMI, #BTSWestMI Photos from Twitter, Instagram Right Here

Summer vacation and the three-day Labor Day weekend are over as students head back to school across Michigan today.

Use the hashtags #btswmi or #btswestmi on Twitter or Instagram with your back-to-school pictures from greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Let's show our pride pictorially about our students, children and kids.

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Post Back-to-School Pics on Twitter, Instagram with #BTSWMI, #BTSWestMI Hashtags; See Them Online at WFGR

Summer vacation and the three-day Labor Day weekend are over as students head back to school across Michigan on Tuesday.

Share your pride about your students headed back to school on their first day of the 2014-2015 school year. Use the hashtags #btswmi or #btswestmi on Twitter or Instagram, and see those photos online at WFGR.

We'll post those photos starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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Thinkstock/ Tomislav Forgo
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Minimum Wage Employees In Michigan Get a Raise

If you're an employee making minimum wage, you're about to see a larger number on your paycheck.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Rules

A few weeks ago, this column was skeptical that Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' could reach $300 million. Now, it seems impossible that it won't. Thanks to ecstatic word of mouth, killer marketing and only one genuinely successful box office challenger (that would be 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Marvel's oddball space opera has managed to spend three of the past four weekends at the number one spot at the box office, giving it enough momentum to officially become the highest grossing film of 2014.

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Labor Fest 2014 Today in Grand Rapids’ Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Hard to believe September is here, isn't it? Seems like the summer went awfully fast.

But here it is, Labor Day. And if you're looking for something to do today, I'd like to point you toward Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids for Labor Fest 2014!

Labor Fest runs from 11 a

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Steven Depolo
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Esquire: Brewery Vivant Has One of ‘Weirdest Brewery Locations In America’

Grand Rapids has gotten noticed for a lot of things in recent years: art, health care, beer, and much more.

Now, our "weird" brewery locations are getting attention, too.

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Eliot J. Schechter, Getty Images
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MDOT Suspends Most Road Projects for Labor Day Weekend

To make travel easier, the Michigan Department of Transportation will lift most road restrictions over Labor Day weekend, with 126 of 156 construction projects having lane restrictions lifted for the weekend.

See which projects will remain active.

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