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A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan this winter when a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
A satellite view of the southern half of Lake Michigan this winter when a record for ice coverage was set. (Photo: NASA)
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Beautiful Footage of Lake Michigan Ice Melt Off Coast of Grand Haven [Video]

Nik Henderson from Village Studio and his friend, Marcus Rietsma, took their camera drone out for a flight above the Lake Michigan shoreline in Grand Haven to capture some stunning footage of the ice melt in progress.

While this is gorgeous, I still can't wait until I'm out at City Beach lying in the sand while knocking back an Oberon.

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Is There a Shortage Of Airline Pilots?

If you want job security in the future, the sky may be the place for you. A new mandatory retirement age, and tougher certification requirements have left a huge deficit of airline pilots in the world, and it's not getting better.

So, if you learn to fly, you may have a good job for years to come.

The shortage is already hitting regional carriers and is expected to spread, says Capt. Steve Jones, director of flight operations at the WMU College of Aviation.

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Go Back In Time with This Vintage Michigan Travelogue [Video]

James FitzPatrick's "Travel Talks" was a '40s short film series that played before feature films nationwide.

In "Roaming Through Michigan," FitzPatrick shares the wonders of Up North with the rest of the U.S.

In addition to showing off beautiful vistas in Northern Michigan from a simpler time, it features FitzPatrick's homey narration, which may or may not play loose with some facts. 

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Mason Vranish/ThinkStock
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Net a Hoops Trip Through 98.7 WFGR’s Pro Basketball Flyaway Contest

While New York hosts a professional basketball all-star weekend this month, you can rev up for your own all-star pro hoops excursion -- or at least enter for a chance at one.

Win a trip to the pro hoops game of your choice through Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR's Pro Basketball Flyaway Contest.

You've got until March 4 to enter, with multiple ways and opportunities to do so!

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Robert Cianflone/Getty Images
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The Craziest Items Stolen From Hotel Rooms

Hey, look, we've all pinched a towel or two from hotel rooms, maybe even a bathrobe, but a piano?

A freaking GRAND PIANO!? How do you get THAT out of a hotel?

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RECALL ALERT: Dodge Trucks Recalled After Crash Kills Child

An accident involving the death of a child has prompted FCA US, the new name for Chrysler Group, to recall 66,819 older pickup trucks with manual transmissionsto fix clutch ignition interlock switches.

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The Most Annoying People At The Airport

Maneuvering through airports during the holidays can be a total nightmare, and lots of the time fellow passengers are to blame.

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Holiday Travel Gets Underway Ahead Of Thanksgiving Weekend
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The Biggest Causes Of Holiday Travel Arguments

Many of you are planning to jump into the car this week, and travel over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house for the Holidays, and even though gas prices are low, sometimes tempers run high.

Try and avoid the usual arguments on the road this year by being learning these triggers that may set them off.

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Maridav/ThinkStock
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It’s Not Always the Thought That Counts with Gift Giving

'Tis the season to be gift giving.

Right?

Well, maybe not.

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Win a Trip to See Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Washington, D.C.

The holidays are here and Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR has a pair of front-row tickets to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Washington, D.C., with your name on them.

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Andreas Rentz, Getty Images
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Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In Grand Rapids, West Michigan

As Christmas nears, the search for the perfect Christmas tree is on.

Check our guide to Christmas trees in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. 

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Channel 95.7/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Big Game Getaway Winner Revealed

Congratulations to Mark Elenbaas, of Lowell.

Channel 95.7, the sister station of Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR, is sending Mark and a guest to any professional football game of their choice this season.

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