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Lake Tahoe Suffers From A Continuing Drought
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Highlands Golf Course On The West Side To Be Converted Back To Nature

A wise man once said, "to play golf is to spoil an otherwise enjoyable walk." 

Thanks to Blandford Nature Center, you'll soon be able to walk the grounds of the Highlands Golf Course without having to be bothered by that pesky golf thing.

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West MI Boy Granted ‘Star Wars’ “Wish” And A Tweet From Jedi Master Mark Hamill

This has been a pretty awesome weekend for Bo Valarde-Chan, a 10 year old boy from Kalamazoo.

You see, Bo suffers from Microvillus Inclusion Disease which is an extremely rare and life threatening...

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McDonald's Reports Poor Quarterly Earnings
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The Shamrock Shake Returns To West Michigan McDonald’s This Week, With A Few New Twists

Holy Moly!  It's once again the time of year when West Michigan McDonalds' bring back the Shamrock Shake... BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE -  this year they're bringing 5 different flavors...

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High Cheese Prices Cut Into Kraft's Profits
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Could Michigan Soon Upset Wisconsin As The Cheesiest State?

 

It may happen as Glanbia Nutritionals, an Irish company, plans to open up shop in Michigan.

As Gov. Snyder mentioned in his 2017 State of the State, our state is second only to Colorado for milk production with our almost 420,000 dairy cows, which is why Glanbia Nutritionals plans to start a cheddar cheese production facility here in Michigan.

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People Doing Good: Lowell Basketball Team Honors Caledonia Player In A Touching Gesture

Ok, heads up, this will probably make you cry, but good tears!

Back in October, right before the high school basketball season started, Caledonia junior Macayla Kohn was killed in a car accident...

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The Origin Of The Michigan Habit Of Adding An ‘S’ To Everything

When I was growing up, I would ask my Dad for two dollars to walk downtown to Penney's. A few years later I would borrow the car to drive to K-Mart's.

Why do Michigan residents have a tendency to add a possessive 'S' to everything?

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PARENTS: Be on the Look Out for a Suspicious Man in East G.R!

Police in East Grand Rapids are warning parents and residents to be on the lookout for a suspicious man who's been seen in the area.

FOX 17 says a man, who's been driving a red van, has been trying to lure children...

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Alger Heights Will Get a Brewery this Fall [Video]

A microbrewery, Brass Ring Brewing Company, is set to open in Fall 2017 in the Alger Heights neighborhood.

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Did You Know That Michigan Has Its Own Groundhog’s Day Groundhog?

Our groundhog is actually "Woody the Woodchuck" and she (yes she) resides in Marion Township over on Michigan's east side.

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Battle Creek’s Lakeview Schools Closed After Anonymous Email Threat

This is the third instance in the past year in which Lakeview School District in Battle Creek has closed due to threats.

Fox 17 reports that Lakeview Schools received the threatening message Tuesday night through the district's website. The anonymous email specifically mentioned staff. 

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Michigan Teen is One Of the Tallest in the World

Brock Brown, a teenager in Jackson, Mich. is on track to becoming the tallest man alive. He is currently 7 feet and nine inches and still growing.

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Is a Big Winter Storm Coming to West Michigan Next Week? [Video]

We all know that Connie and Steve are obsessed with snow, so when Aaron Ofseyer of WZZM 13 announced a big winter storm coming next week, much celebration was had...

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