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Staff At John Ball Park Zoo Surprised By Baby Monkey [Video]

Apparently monkeys don't have huge warning signs letting others know that they're pregnant. No weird cravings. No complaining about their aching back. Nothing.

That's why the staff at John Ball Park Zoo was kind of stunned to see a baby monkey on the premises this week.

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It’s Technically ILLEGAL to Throw Away Bottles and Cans in Michigan

When I first moved here, doing the whole bottle and can return was weird for me.  In Arkansas and Indiana (two states I’ve lived considerable amounts of time in) throwing bottles and cans in the trash, perfectly acceptable...

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Grand Rapids Bars Where Day Drinking Turns into Night Drinking

We've all been there. You meet up with friends for lunch and maybe just a couple drinks or you agree to go for "just one drink" after work but before you know it, you look at the time and it's already 8 o'clock at night...

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The West Side Duthler’s Family Food Store Will Be Closing In A Few Weeks

With the good news of new development, comes the bad news of a staple along Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids closing their doors.

The Duthler’s Family Food Store will be closing August 18th...

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"Keep It Clean" To Benefit Waterkeeper Alliance
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Comedian Bill Burr Gave Grand Rapids 9 Minutes Of Love On His Podcast

Comedian Bill Burr spent almost 9 minutes the other day on his podcast, "The Monday Morning Podcast with Bill Burr",  talking about how great we are in Grand Rapids… well, he bounced around on a bunch of topics, but the most part was about a recent trip to G...

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Sparta Opens New Splash Pad [Video]

There's still a lot of summer ahead to celebrate and you can be sure that's exactly what kids (and adults) will be doing in Sparta with the splash pad that just opened today!

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Michigan Man Tries to Cheat Drug Test with Fake Penis and Someone Else’s Urine

I've heard of different ways people try to trick drug tests-- drinking a bunch of water, products that are supposed to give you "clean" pee, but I'd not heard of anyone strapping on a fake a penis and and trying to pass off someone else's urine as their own...

Until now. 

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10 Reasons NOT To Move To Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a city that takes time to adjust to, so if your friends want to move here, you better tell them ahead of time what they're in for...

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Michigan’s Most Popular Recipe Is Kinda Weird…

Thrillist released a list of the most popular recipes for each state and Michigan's is... (insert drumroll here)...

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Courtesy of SpartanNash
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Grocery Shopping Keeps Getting Easier – Family Fare Launches ‘Fast Lane’ Pickup

SpartanNash is the latest company to make grocery shopping faster and easier for people.

The company just launched "Fast Lane" pickup at their Family Fare store in Grandville...

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Replicas of Columbus’ the Niña and Pinta Are Stopping In Muskegon Next Month

If you’ve got a ship talker in the family, mark this on the calendar!  August 25th through the 29th, replicas of the Niña and the Pinta will be docked at Heritage Landing in Muskegon...

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GVSU Announces $474 Increase to Annual Tuition, $70M Expansion in Grand Rapids

As Grand Rapids sees record growth, GVSU is set to expand its own downtown footprint.

Grand Valley State University has announced plans for a $70 million expansion to the Grand Rapids campus.

GVSU has also announced a $237 per semester increase to tuition.

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