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Weather Alert: It’s Still Winter [Video]

The arctic blast gripping Grand Rapids and West Michigan is expected to loosen today, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office and WZZM-TV, Channel 13.

The temperature reached a high of 8 degrees and a low a minus-1 degree Tuesday, with wind chills as low a 20 degrees-plus below zero at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

In Holland at West Michigan Regional Airport, it reached a high of 11 degrees late Tuesday with a low a minus-1 degree early Tuesday and wind chills of minus-23 degrees.

Snow and windy conditions created near-blizzard conditions and sub-zero temperatures with sub-zero wind over the past three days. However, the high today is expected to reach 18 degrees.

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Meijer 12 Days of Giveaways – Photos

The Meijer 12 Days of Giveaways was a hit once again with families and kids across greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

We had a couple pictures come in of the kids as they opened their gifts, courtesy of Meijer and Santa

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Rose Bowl Final: Michigan State 24, Stanford 20! Spartans Win! [Video]

Fourth-ranked Michigan State University rallied to defeat fifth-ranked Stanford 24-20 on Wednesday evening in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

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2014 NHL Winter Classic: Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs [Video]

The 2014 NHL Winter Classic has the Detroit Red Wings facing the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The two NHL teams are playing outside in front of more than 105,000 at The Big House of Michigan Stadium on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich

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Rose Bowl Primer: Michigan State vs. Stanford [Video]

The 100th Rose Bowl with Michigan State versus Stanford will be a hard-hitting old-school college football affair as two of the nation’s top defenses square off.

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Lake Superior State University Releases 2014′s ‘Banished Words List’

Lake Superior State - the smallest public university in Michigan - has released its annual list of banished words. The list’s proper name is the List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, and has been a Lake Superior tradition since 1976.

What words have been banned this year?

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Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz Fired

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has been fired.

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West Michigan Job Listings

The West Michigan Jobs Page is dedicated to helping out of work Michiganders find the perfect job.

Our friends at Workbox Staffing are the title sponsor for the page and provide job listings in a wide range of professions. Townsquare Media also has job listing.

If you are an area business or employer and would like to have job listings from your company listed on our jobs page, please fill out the form by clicking the button below.

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Progress Made on Outages in Greater Grand Rapids and Across Michigan [Video]

Saturday afternoon update: Restoration work continues for Consumers Energy customers impacted by last weekend’s devastating ice storm and those affected by ice melting off trees and equipment from Friday’s and today’s warmer weather.

As of 11:30 a.m. Saturday, about 18,000 Consumers Energy customers remained without service, including 3,667 in Barry County and 468 in Ionia County. Since noon Dec. 21, the storm has caused 409,000 outages, or about 23 percent of the utility’s 1.8 million electric customers.

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Consumers Energy Fixing Power Outages in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan

This will remembered as the Christmas without power for many.

FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: As of 4:30 a.m. Friday, 52,000 Consumers Energy customers were without electricity. Since noon Saturday, the winter storm caused more than 377,000 outages across Michigan.

Among the counties most affected by the outages still are Kent, with 313 customers without power; Barry, 6,754; Ionia, 1,909; Kalamazoo, 187; and Calhoun, 739.

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Power Restoration Continues in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Despite some extra efforts, Christmas is a powerless holiday for many in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan because of snow, cold and the lingering effects of a weekend ice storm, officials said Tuesday.

More than 152,000 electricity customers of Consumers Energy were without power headed into Tuesday evening.

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West Michigan Job Listings

The West Michigan Jobs Page is dedicated to helping out of work Michiganders find the perfect job.

Our friends at Workbox Staffing are the title sponsor for the page and provide job listings in a wide range of professions. Townsquare Media also has job listing.

If you are an area business or employer and would like to have job listings from your company listed on our jobs page, please fill out the form by clicking the button below.

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