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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 Grand Rapids and West Michigan. 

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Grandville Public Schools’ Mannequin-Lip Dub Challenge, ‘Mannedub’, Goes Viral [VIDEO]

For these Grandville Public Schools students, one internet challenge just is not enough.

Check out this awesome video of Grandville students and staff taking on the Mannequin AND Lip Dub Challenge! They call it the "Mannedub"!

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Watch 30 Years Of Development In Grand Rapids With Google Earth’s Time Lapse Feature

Grand Rapids has come a long way in the last 30 years.  The city has grown in size and scope and has had a downtown revival as of late.  The city continues to grow and always seems to be on the top of lists that highlight great cities in America...

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Michigan Falls Down, Western Moves Up In Latest College Football Playoff Rankings

The dust has finally settled from this weekend’s incredible game between the Buckeyes and Wolverines.

That dust would mostly be Michigan who find themselves settling into the number five slot of the College Football playoff—after losing the double overtime thriller to the Buckeyes 30-27.

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Wildfires In Tennessee Bring Smoke To West Michigan

Have you been outside and smelled smoke, but don’t know why?  You’re not crazy; it’s from the wildfires in Tennessee.

Wildfires are burning out of control in foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains...

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Couple Robbed at Gunpoint in Facebook Sale Gone Bad in Kalamazoo

A 17-year-old male from Kalamazoo has been arrested after robbing a couple at gunpoint.

WZZM-13 reports that the male and female victims had been communicating with the man about selling something on Facebook. 

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Immigration And Border Security Issues Loom Heavy In Upcoming U.S. Elections
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10 Things Food Banks Need But Won’t Ask For

Holiday time is the time to think of people in need, and food banks help those who are food insecure in our community. More than ever, people who have jobs use food pantries as a stop gap measure to keep their families fed.

We've all pitched in some canned goods to help out with a food drive, but what are some items that people who frequent these facilities really need that they rarely ask for?

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Christmas Parades This Week in Holland, Grandville, Lowell, Byron Center and More

It's a busy week for Christmas parades and visits with Santa around Grand Rapids.

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Former GVSU Star Matt Judon Thinks ‘Madden NFL 17′ Shortchanged His Abilities

Matt Judon was a star defensive end at Grand Valley State University. In 2015, he led the nation with 20 sacks before getting drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round.

Judon is part of the Madden NFL 17 video game, but some of his attributes seem a little off.

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Michigan Kindergartners say Thanks to the Police

Really cute video from Holland. They rounded up a bunch of awesome kindergartners to say thanks to the police.

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San Francisco Career Fair Helps Military Veterans Find Jobs
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20 Monroe Live Is Looking To Hire 100+ People This Saturday

Good news if you’re hoping 2017 will bring you a new job opportunity! This Saturday brings a job fair with over 100 positions available, downtown...

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GVSU, Ferris To Play For Division II Regional Title Saturday [Video]

Last year, Grand Valley knocked an undefeated Ferris State team out of the NCAA D-2 playoffs. This year, Ferris has a chance to the return the favor.

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