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Video Postcard From Grand Rapids [Video]

I'm not really sure what the whole story behind this loving video look at our city is all about. The only conclusion I can draw is that the guy who produced it has some friends in Germany he wanted to get to come over to visit.

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Bicycle Commuting Rose By 26 Percent Last Year In New York City
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State Police Report: Bicyclist Deaths Up 57 Percent Last Year

As someone who rides a bicycle into work every day, these statistics are more than a little disconcerting, especially since Kent County had the most bicycle deaths of any county in the state in 2015

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Tunisia Tourism One Year After Sousse Terror Attack
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Where Did The Idea Of ‘Going To The Beach’ Come From?

I'm sure most of us at one point will jump in the air and take the short drive to Lake Michigan to one of the many great beaches we have there. But it wasn't that long ago that 'going to the beach' was not anything anyone wanted to do.

In fact, in the history of man, it's a fairly recent development.

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Take A Quick Break Up North And Then Get Back To Work! [Video]

You are mere hours away from the weekend beginning and by now your thoughts have drifted northward to a peaceful moment by Lake Michigan, where it's just you the gentle lapping of the waves and your thoughts.

You can go there now for 20 seconds, but then you have to get back to work, okay? Promise?

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Mackinac Island Fudge, Bikes, Horses, Boats, Flowers and More [Photos]

Mackinac Island is a unique vacation spot which draws thousands of visitors from all over the world. Take a look at some of the memorable sights found on Mackinac Island.

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Former Lions Player Breaks Into Home While Nude, Gets Shot By Homeowner

Wednesday, a Portland, Oregon homeowner shot a naked man who had broken into his home. That naked intruder has been identified by police as 33-year-old Stanley Wilson III, a former cornerback for the Detroit Lions.

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Jeffrey Willis Will Stand Trial in the Murder of Rebekah Bletsch

Wednesday experts testified that a folder labeled 'RSB' - Rebekah Bletsch's initials - was found on Willis' computer and it contained photos of her as well as wanted posters from after her murder.

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Watch the Upper Tahquamenon Falls [Video]

The Upper Tahquamenon Falls is one the country's largest waterfalls east of the Mississippi. The falls drop almost 50 feet and are over 200 feet across.

Watch and listen to one of Michigan's top tourist attractions, the Upper Tahquamenon Falls.

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Biking M-185 on Mackinac Island [Video]

You can see a lot of things on Mackinac Island, but automobiles are not one of them. Cars are banned. Instead of cars, bicycles are everywhere. Bikes are used to commute and for recreation.

Here's a look at the most common recreational bike ride on Mackinac Island, the eight mile trail that travels around the island along the shore.

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Making Fudge on Mackinac Island [Video]

June 16 was National Fudge Day.

What better way to celebrate than by watching fudge being made at Mackinac Island?

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Saugatuck Stand Off Ends When Suspect Shows Up On A Bike

A guy on a bike rolls up to a tense stand off and asks what's going on. The police tell him they're looking for a dude who looks a lot like him. And then they realize it IS him!

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Grand Rapids Vigilante Who Busted Predators Gets Sued [Video]

Zach Sweers made a name for himself by running predator stings online, and then meeting and busting the predators on camera for his YouTube site, Anxiety War.

Now, one of the guys involved has turned the tables and his suing him.

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