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Sixteenth Annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford Is Saturday [Audio]

The 16th annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford, a five-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk and kids' fun run, is Saturday in downtown Rockford.

Proceeds from the benefit go to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a non-profit dedicated to expediting viable treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic disorder that slowly robs those stricken with the disease of their muscle strength.

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August 14 Is National Back to School Day Everywhere But Here

Today is National Back to School Day.

Well, that's half true,. Of course in Michigan school doesn't start until after Labor Day.

In other parts of the country, school has been in for a couple of weeks now. What???

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PHOTO: WZZM-TV 13
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Michigan Made Device Could Prevent Casualties In School Shootings [Video]

A simple device that attaches to a classroom door could prevent more casualties in a school shooting situation, and it was invented by, and is manufactured in Michigan.

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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids Kickoff!

It's time for Restaurant Week Grand Rapids again!

From Wednesday to Aug. 24, more than 60 great eating and drinking establishments in greater Grand Rapids will be offering dinner and beer or wine pairings for a special price!

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David McNew/Getty Images
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Now Is the Time to Buy a House in Grand Rapids If You’re a Millennial

Grand Rapids ranks among the best markets to buy a home for millennials, the Grand Rapids Business Journal reports.

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Photo courtesy of Founders Brewing Co.
Photo courtesy of Founders Brewing Co.
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Founders Brewing’s ArtPrize Beer Mosaic Promise Premieres August 20

ArtPrize begins Sept. 24, but you don't have to wait until next month to enjoy a taste of ArtPrize.

This year's ArtPrize beer, Mosaic Promise, premieres at Founders Brewing Co. on Aug. 20.

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Courtesy ArtPrize
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WZZM-13: ArtPrize Announces Expert Discussion Changes

ArtPrize has announced some changes to its 2014 critical discourse programming Monday morning.

The art competition's organizers are calling the seven days of discussion an "event within an event."

The newly-expanded discourse sessions are to bring together experts from a number of different fields, including art, design, innovation, urbanism, social equity and technology.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Battles ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

30 years after their comic book debut and several decades since they last ruled the box office, the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' returned this week and proved that they're as relevant and popular as ever. Although many people wondered if the turtles wou

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Free Museum Admission To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Ford Presidency

 

This weekend marks 40 years since Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States.

He took over the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal.

To commemorate this event, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will be free to the public this Saturday, August 9. 

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Hoppy IPA Day!

I’m not really sure who declared it and you know what? I don’t even care!

Today, August 7, is IPA Day!

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Courtesy A&W
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Today Is National Root Beer Float Day!

Today is National Root Beer Float Day.

Who knew? I didn't, but I'm not surprised.

If you look hard enough, EVERY day is a National Day of Something.

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Election Results – August 5, 2014

Tuesday was primary election day in Michigan.

West Michigan voters decided on candidates for state House and Senate, Congress, judges, county commission, and multiple proposals.

Results are in.

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