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Grandville Hockey’s Mitchell Parsons Named High School Athlete of the Week

Mitchell Parsons, who captains eighth-ranked Grandville High School's hockey team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Experience Grand Rapids
Experience Grand Rapids
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Skate to The ’80s Tonight at Rosa Parks Circle

Dress in your favorite '80s garb and come on out and skate your way into the Valentine's/President's Day weekend as Downtown Grand Rapids' Valent-ICE Festival kicks off.

I think I'll go as wussy Rob Lowe from "Youngblood."

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘50 Shades of Grey,’ ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and ‘The Rewrite’ [Video]

Prepare for a night out to celebrate Valentine's Day with a look at this weekend's new movies which includes a variety of romantic films.

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Cruz Puga/ThinkStock
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West Michigan’s Not the Best For Valentine’s Day

It's all about the company, right?

Well, it doesn't matter if you have a fancy dinner or some kind of sparkly diamonds. All that matters is that you are in love.

Keep telling yourself that.

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Matt Hayward/ Getty Images
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Aquinas College and Grand Valley State University Finalists in School Security Contest

Two Michigan schools could win thousands of dollars in security equipment to help keep students safe.

Aquinas College and Grand Valley State University are finalists in Stanley Security's Together for Safer Schools grant program.

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Serhiy Zavalnyuk/ThinkStock
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Dishing Out All of Dessert Wars’ Goodness

Dessert Wars is tonight!

It runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday night at the Amway Grand Plaza's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Get your tickets at the door!

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Van Andel Institute
Van Andel Institute
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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Game Benefits Van Andel Institute [Sponsored]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are hosting their fourth annual Purple Community Game to benefit Van Andel Institute on Friday evening.

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Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images
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Jojo Learns About Backyard Chickens [Audio]

The Grand Rapids City Commission this week began finalizing plans to allow city residents to raise chickens in their backyard. As a cheap skate, I figure if I could have a chicken on my back porch that will kick out about a half dozen eggs a week, it's a win-win situation.

Since we live in an area that has both urban and rural lifestyles in our listening area, a listener called in and taught me about what it's like to own backyard chickens. This is a good thing, people, listen and learn!

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Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images
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Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan DNR Rescue Boy Who Fell Through Lake Macatawa Ice

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and Michigan Department of Natural Resources rescued a 13-year-old boy who fell through the ice on Lake Macatawa while chasing his dog.

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Jack Puccio/ThinkStock
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Check Out West Michigan Whitecaps’ New Food Choices

Every year about this time, the West Michigan Whitecaps get ready to unveil the new food choices for the upcoming season. This year is no exception!

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NFL via Getty Images
NFL via Getty Images
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Central Michigan Names Detroit Assistant John Bonamego as New Head Football Coach [Video]

Left in the lurch by the late departure of former coach Dan Enos for Arkansas, Central Michigan University officially announced its new head coach yesterday.

Detroit Lions special teams coordinator John Bonamego may lack collegiate head coaching experience, but he seems to more than making up for it in enthusiasm.

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Ottawa County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
Ottawa County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
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Mears Man Charged with Report of False Terrorism, Destruction of Property in Grand Haven Coast Guard Attack [Video]

A 33-year-old man has been charged in the attack on the U.S. Coast Guard station in Grand Haven.

Matthew Lawrence Krueger was arrested Sunday after drove his pickup truck through a security gate at the Coast Guard Station and assaulted on-site personnel.

Prior to that, he had called Ottawa County Dispatch, telling them he had a bomb and was going to blow up the station.

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