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Erin Moran dead at the age of 56

Erin Moran, who starred in the role of Joanie Cunningham on TV's "Happy Days", died on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. She was 56. The cause of death was not immediately known.

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Warm Weather’s Here! It’s Time For A Look At Michigan’s Top Ten Weirdest Festivals [Video]

Festival season is upon us again, and every small town to big city in our fair state has planned an event just for you! That is if you have a Jeep or like to eat sucker.

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Bob Probert’s Widow Spreads His Ashes In The Joe Louis Arena Penalty Box [Video]

Is there a more appropriate place for Bob Probert's ashes other than the Joe Louis Arena penalty box?

I'm not positive because I didn't know the man personally, but if his wife thinks it's the best the place, who are we to disagree.

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Pistons Say Goodbye To The Palace [Video]

For the second time in as many days, a Detroit sports team bid goodbye to their home arena. This time it was the Pistons bidding adieu to the Palace of Auburn Hills, a place where they won three NBA championships.

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Red Wings Say Goodbye To The Joe [Video]

For almost 40 years, Joe Louis Arena was the home of the Detroit Red Wings. A home that gave the Wings four Stanley Cups and had the word 'Hockeytown' emblazoned on the ice.

Yesterday, they said goodbye to the old tin barn down by the river.

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Remembering the Hudsonville Tornado of April 3, 1956

The date was Tuesday, April 3rd, 1956. A huge storm was brewing in the Midwest that would set its sights on West Michigan. The strongest tornado to ever hit Michigan would pay a visit that day. These tornadoes were part of a tornado outbreak that took place on April 2-3, 1956, across the Midwest and the Great Lakes regions.

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What Life Was Like In GR The Last Time The Red Wings Weren’t In The Playoffs

For the first time since the 1990 season, the Wings will not be a part of the NHL Playoffs. After 25 straight trips, the string is over.

So what did we do with all that free time that we had in 1990 because we didn't have any playoffs to watch?

Oh, we had tons of fun...

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The Story Of The Time I Got ‘Booed’ At Joe Louis Arena

Joe Louis Arena is now in its last month as the home of the Detroit Red Wings, next year the team will move into the plush new Little Caesar's Arena. 

Everyone has their own favorite story of seeing a game or a concert at 'The Joe', but mine involves an heroic climb up the famous stairs outside the Arena and then being booed by over 19-thousand fans.

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Watch The Downtown Market Materialize In One Click

There was a time in our fair city when the plot of land at 430 Ionia St. SW was just a forlorn looking abandoned building. Then came the Downtown Market.

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Video Tour Of Mount Pleasant Brings Back Memories [Video]

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

While this video tour of Mount Pleasant brings back some great memories of places I hung out when I was going to Central, it also highlights the changes the town has seen in the thirty plus years since.

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Grand Rapids In 1946 Was ‘A Good Place To Live’ [Video]

This preserved home movie from 1946 touts our hometown as a 'Good Place To Live'. It still is.

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The Origin Of The Michigan Habit Of Adding An ‘S’ To Everything

When I was growing up, I would ask my Dad for two dollars to walk downtown to Penney's. A few years later I would borrow the car to drive to K-Mart's.

Why do Michigan residents have a tendency to add a possessive 'S' to everything?

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