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$10,000 Winner Announced for Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR’s A Grand A Day in May

Congratulations to Jennifer Melton.

She's won $10,000 in Classic Hits 98.7 WFGR's A Grand A Day in May cash contest!

Jennifer was driving when we called her to share the news.

Just imagine getting that call on your way to work, right

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Grand Rapids Vying Against San Diego, Oklahoma City and Others in Bid for 2017 State Games of America

The State Games of America brings over 10,000 athletes together to compete in dozens of events.

Those athletes and over $5 million of spending could be coming to Grand Rapids in 2017.

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June’s Wee Difference: Benjamin’s Hope [Video]

The Wee Difference charity for June is Benjamin's Hope.

Benjamin's Hope was founded by Krista Mason as a way to prepare her autistic son for adult life.

Located near Holland, its 40-acre campus encourages outdoor activities and is highly interactive.

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East Kentwood and Zeeland West Win Boys Track & Field State Championships

The Michigan High School Boys and Girls Track & Field State Championships were decided over the weekend.

East Kentwood and Zeeland West Boys Track & Field teams each brought home championships!

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Upper Peninsula Man Achieves Goal of Having a Beer With Richard Branson

This morning, I talked with Justin "Bugsy" Sailor, a Baraga, Mich., man from the Upper Peninsula who posted a goal of having a beer with billionaire Richard Branson back in 2010, and last week achieved that goal here in Grand Rapids.

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Saturday In The Park(s) [Video]

They said it was a picture perfect day Saturday in Grand Rapids, so I decided it was a perfect day to take pictures.

Here's a look at a typical late spring Saturday from Riverside Park on the north side, down to Millennium Park on the border with Grandville.  

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Grand Rapids National Weather Service: Torrential Downpours and Isolated Severe Storms Today

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids office reports:
Potential for torrential downpours and isolated severe storms this afternoon and evening."

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Guess How Many Of The 10 Most Miserable Cities In America Are In Michigan?

The answer? NONE! I KNOW! I was shocked too1 For every great Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Holland or Saugatuck we have, there's also Flint and Detroit. But the new list from marketwatch.com says Ashland/Huntington West Virginia/Kentucky is the most miserable place in America! Yay West Virginia!

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98.7 WFGR’s June 2014 Top Songs Playlist

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School Bus And SUV Crash In Ottawa County

A vehicle collided with a Hudsonville Public Schools bus with six kids on board on Thursday afternoon.

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Grand Rapids’ Ferris Coffee & Nut Company Acquires Holland’s JP’s Coffee

Ferris Coffee & Nut Company today announced it has acquired Holland‐based JP's Coffee and Espresso Bar.

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Need A Jobby Job? The Whitecaps Are Hiring!

Well, close. Staffing, Inc, who supplies the Whitecaps and Fifth Third Ballpark with temporary employees is hiring workers for the summer! Batter up!

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