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101st Airborne Troops Return To Fort Campbell From Afghanistan
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What Is A Veteran?

Veteran's Day will once again feature parades and fanfare for those who have served our country.

But the rest of the year, veterans seem to slip in among us and go about their daily business, even though what they did may have had a significant impact on their life and the lives of those around them.

This tribute seeks to rectify that.

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LailaRberg/ThinkStock
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39 Years Ago Today, ‘Gales Of November Came Early’

On November 10th, 1975, The Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. For most Michiganders, this was a pretty big deal. Not many boats sink anymore, certainly not on the Great Lakes, and not many have romanticized in song like the Fitzgerald.

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Courtesy of The Calhoun County Sheriff
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John Balyo Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Young Boy

The former host of a Grand Rapids Christian radio show was sentenced Monday in Calhoun County Circuit Court for sexually assaulting a young boy.

John Balyo was sentenced to 25 to 50 years behind bars for first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images
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Stevie Wonder’s On Tour, Working On New Albums

Stevie Wonder just kicked off his Songs in the Key of Life tour, which features him performing his classic album of that name in its entirety.

But he's also got two new albums in the works.

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Title Dreams are Dashed, Other Things We Saw in Week 11 in College Football

More title contenders fell out of contention as six big games between ranked teams took their toll on the playoff possibilities.

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Miami Dolphins v Detroit Lions
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‘Cardiac Cats’ Win In Last Minute Again

The Detroit Lions won their fourth straight game and third straight in the final minutes, as they continue to hold on to first place in the NFC North.

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Category: Michigan News, Sports
Zach Copley
Zach Copley
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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Is Saturday; Five Epic Meal Time Bacony Delicious Dishes [Sponsored]

This is the weekend that BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration returns.

The bacon-infused celebration is Saturday at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features all things bacon: dishes, drinks and, of course, desserts. Tickets are still available.

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Santa Claus and Rudolph
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Holiday Parades Around West Michigan 2014

Here's a helpful list of family friendly holiday parades this season!

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Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson Returns, Other Things To Know About NFL Week 10

NFL teams charge into the second half of the 2014 season this week. Several battles could shape the playoff picture. Here's a preview of this week's most interesting storylines:

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Rockford High School Boys' Cross Country
Rockford High School Boys' Cross Country
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Rockford High School Boys’ Cross Country Runs to Shared Honor as Athlete of the Week

Rockford High School's boys' cross country team, which captured the Michigan School Athletic Association Division 1 Lower Peninsula state title, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honoree.

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Gov. Rick Snyder (Getty Images)
Gov. Rick Snyder (Getty Images)
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Gov. Rick Snyder Defeats Challenger Mark Schauer to Lead GOP Sweep for State Posts; U.S. Rep. Gary Peters Wins Senate Seat

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder led Democratic challenger Mark Schauer by about 70,000 votes with 56 percent of the total with 545 of Michigan's 4,877 precincts reporting, prompting the Free Press to project Snyder the winner.

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Rock The Vote Celebs Like to Tell You to Vote, Even If They Don’t

Are you one of the folks who doesn't really pay attention to the mid-term elections? You aren’t alone.

The irony? Some of the famous folks daring you to “rock the vote,” haven’t taken their own medicine.

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