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Top Five Things You Could Do With An Abandoned Lighthouse For Sale In Lake Michigan

The North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse is for sale. For a mere 10gs, you can bid on the property and own your own damn lighthouse.

Here's five things you could do with it if you buy it.

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Check Out How Much the Grand Rapids Skyline Has Changed in Just a Year!

A year ago I moved to town and snapped a pic to show my friends and family the view of my hotel room. Thanks to the good folks at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown, I was able to take another picture to see the difference.

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Sword Fighting in Rosa Parks Circle

I mean ... that's what lured me to fencing in high school. The Olympics are in full swing, and who knew we had a fencing school right here in Grand Rapids.

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What’s So Great about Living in Downtown Grand Rapids?

Stumbled across this video on YouTube that featured a real estate agent talking to people in downtown and asking them why living in downtown was so cool. Honestly, I can't say I'm surprised by the responses.

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The Perseid Meteor Shower Will Light Up Thursday and Friday Night. Maybe.

Astronomers promise a sky show of sorts for Thursday and Friday evenings as the Perseid Meteor Shower passes by the Earth and promises another show.

But sometimes it produces nothing but disappointment. 

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Every Mural In Grand Rapids, Mapped and Photographed

Grand Rapids prizes its burgeoning art scene, and since the advent of ArtPrize in 2009, more and more painted murals have been showing up in public spaces.

Now, someone has taken the time to photograph them all and tag them on a map.

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More Details on Grassfields Cheese E. Coli Recall

On August 3, Coopersville's Grassfields Cheese issued a recall of 20,000 pounds of cheese due to E. coli concerns. Today, we know more about how many have gotten sick and where they are from.

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Lone Grand Rapids Area Olympian To Compete Saturday In Rio [Video]

Brent Bookwalter, who grew up In Rockford, was named to the USA Olympic Cycling team for the team road racing competition. After competing in the grueling Tour de France for the BMC Cycling team, Bookwalter is a longshot to medal in Rio.

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Michigan’s New Football Jerseys Honor Gerald Ford [Video]

Gerald Ford grew up in Grand Rapids, and went on to play football at Michigan in the 1930s. This week, when the Michigan uniform contract switched to Nike, they unveiled a new football design which contained a subtle 'Easter Egg' nod to the late former President.

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What Are The Most Successful Cities In The Grand Rapids Area?

The web site Zippia has listed the most successful cities in the state, and the GR area is well represented. One GR suburb landed in the Top Ten, and five more landed in the Top 50.

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Michigan Up North Video Makes Us Feel Like We’re There Again [Video]

If you're like me and you spend most of your weekends in Michigan's Beautiful North, this video will take you back there instantly, whisking you away from your desk.

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Kirk Cousins To Be Enshrined In A Corn Maze [Video]

Former Michigan State and Holland Christian quarterback Kirk Cousins has really made a mark in the Washington DC area where he currently plays for the Redskins.

A Northern Virginia farm will have a Kirk Cousins corn maze this fall, complete with pumpkin cannons.

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