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Great Lakes Ice Coverage Tops 80 Percent For Second Year In a Row [Video]

Get your shanty on the water! 

Ice coverage on the Great Lakes hit 85 percent last week, marking the second year in a row it exceeded 80 percent, The Weather Channel reported.

The last time that happened was from 1977 through 1979 when it did it three years straight.

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Teen Arrested for Threatening Students at West Catholic High School

A student at West Catholic High School has been arrested following threats made to fellow students on Instagram.

The Grand Rapids Police Department was contacted by administrators at West Catholic on Sunday regarding the threats. Some students were told not to go to school on Monday, while others were told that some type of harm would come to them. 

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Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s Butterfly Exhibition Opens March 1

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s annual Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition opens March 1 and runs through April 30.

Butterflies Are Blooming will mark 20 years by bringing more than 7,000 tropical butterflies to West Michigan.

More than 170,000 people visit the exhibit each year, Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park officials said.

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The Next Retail Brand to Go Belly Up: Radio Shack

It's been in the news, first as a possibility, then as reality, for months.

Radio Shack is going bankrupt. It's one of many brands that might just go away soon.

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Kent County Health Department Investigating Possible Case of Measles [Video]

An 11-month-old girl from Gaines Township is being tested for measles, WZZM-13 reports.

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East Kentwood Basketball’s Brent Kimbrel Named High School Athlete of the Week

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Michigan Makes 10 Most Miserable States

As we head out into the coldest day of the year, it's not very gratifying to find out the Mitten State has slipped into the top 10 of the most miserable states in the U.S.

The annual Gallup-Healthways Well Being Index is out, and Michigan is the ninth most miserable state in the union.

At the other end of the spectrum, Alaska is the happiest state.

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New Movies (This Weekend) Include ‘The DUFF,’ ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ and ‘McFarland, USA’ [Video]

Want to stay out of the cold and in a movie theater?

Jake Gyllenhaal, Jessica Biel, Kevin Costner and Maria Bello are among the stars of this weekend's new movie releases.

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Facts You May Have Not Known About Lent

Even though I'm not Catholic, I have still given up something for Lent.

It's beer. Ha!

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Boston Announces 2015 Tour Dates, with July 18 Battle Creek Stop

Boston have unveiled their 2015 tour plans, with a slate of concerts beginning in April and continuing across North America into August.

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Walks for Warmth Help Keep Michigan Families Warm [Sponsored]

Consumers Energy is encouraging the public this winter to take part in Walks for Warmth, which help raise money to keep Michigan families warm.

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Just In Time For Lent: Bacon-Wrapped Pizza

If you were thinking of giving up pizza for lent, good luck.

Little Caesars is going to make it completely impossible because if you love pizza and you love bacon, this is for you.

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