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Black Flies Have Invaded A Few Ottawa County Beaches

This isn’t good! This weekend is so nice, and perfect for a little beach time along Lake Michigan, but officials in Ottawa County are warning beachgoers of black flies...

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How Much Of The Upcoming Total Solar Eclipse Will West Michigan Experience?

I'm excited about this, in a few weeks, we'll experience something that hasn't happened in the U.S. since 1979, that's 38 years!  Monday, August 21st, America will experience a total eclipse...

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Def Leppard Performs On Opening Night Of Residency At The Joint At The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
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Def Leppard’s ‘Hysteria’ Album Turns 30, Which Makes Me Feel Old [Video]

Def Leppard is sharing a clip from a mini-documentary about the making of their "Hysteria" album. A portion of "Step Inside: Hysteria at 30" is online as part of the celebration of the record's 30th anniversary.

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Blue Dog Tavern Claims 2017 Grandwich Title

The best new sandwich in Grand Rapids is the Juicy Johnny, a loving tribute to the West Side dreamed up by the chefs at the Blue Dog Tavern.

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The Upper Peninsula Gets Some Big Apple Love

In which a New York Times writer spends 36 hours in our Upper Peninsula and finds out what we already knew -- it's breathtakingly beautiful, you're not bothered by things like other people, and it's dirt cheap.

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Creative Commons via Wikipedia
Creative Commons via Wikipedia
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Was This The Beginning Of the End For Hot’n’Now?

For me, when Hot'n'Now emerged on the fast food scene in Michigan in the '80s, it's beauty was in its simple menu -- burgers, fries, drinks -- nothing else.

And then came an expanded menu, and soon they were gone.

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Michigan DNR
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Six Stupid Questions People Always Ask Me About Michigan

I've lived on both coasts and there is an honest curiosity about our state that few other states enjoy. We are unique, and that baffles the rest of our country.

Here are the six stupidest questions I've been asked about Michigan.

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Cast Of AMC's "Low Winter Sun" Q&A With Art House Convergence
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Ann Arbor Is Still The Nation’s Most Educated City, And Grand Rapids Makes The Top 100

Ann Arbor was rated the country's smartest city by the economic web site WalletHub, well ahead of East Lansing and Columbus.

Go Blue with your high IQ!!

And where was Grand Rapids in the ratings? We did very well...for us...

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Gavel, Alcoholic Drink & Car Keys
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Michigan Supreme Court Rules You Can Get A DUI In Your Private Driveway

After three years of appeals, the Supreme Court finally issued a ruling on The People of the State of Michigan v Gino Robert Rea, a man who was arrested in his driveway for drunk driving...

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RBNewsFeed/YouTube
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Security Camera Catches Grand Rapids Fireworks Mishap [Video]

At any point over the recent Fourth of July holiday did you wish something bad would happen to your neighbors who seemed to be stocked with an endless supply of fireworks?

Well, it did. And a security camera caught it so you can have a cathartic experience.

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Humane Society of West Michigan/Facebook
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This Dog Has Been Waiting For a Home Longer Than Any Other Dog at the Humane Society of West Michigan

This breaks my heart!  A few months ago, we had the “Empty The Shelters” event where most shelters participating, adopted all of their dogs...

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Drink Up! Michigan Has the Cheapest Cases of Beer in Country

We already know Michigan is home to some of the best (if not the best) beer in America but not only that, we also have the cheapest beer...

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