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Record Enrollment at GVSU

Student enrollment at Grand Valley State University has hit record numbers.

This fall, GVSU will welcome 4,226 first-year students and 25,094 total students, both are records.

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The Beach Boys ‘Get Around’ at Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

On Thursday night, The Beach Boys "Do It Again" by keeping their vocals up front at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids.

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Caps Win! Caps Win!

You can just hear the ghost of Harry Caray yelling that in the same style he yelled "Cubs Win! Cubs Win! HOOOLLYY COW!"

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Go Whitecaps! The Playoff Push Is NOW!

So Lauren and I were talking about the differences between the Griffins in the playoffs and the Whitecaps. Much like the NHL, the Griffs could play 26 games during a playoff run. The Whitecaps?

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Grand Rapids Welcomes First Bitcoin ATM [Video]

You’re probably wondering what a Bitcoin is.

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Michigan Personalized License Plates Now Covered By Freedom Of Speech

A judgement signed yesterday means you can get just about anything put on your personalized Michigan license plate. Well, almost anything.

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Brewery-Hopping in Beer City USA Just Got Easier with Beer City Runner

Grand Rapids has more than seven craft breweries within the city limits alone.

But how could you possibly hit them all without a designated driver?

That's where Beer City Runner comes in!

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Multiple Crashes Shut Down Westbound I-96 In Ionia County

Westbound I-96 is shut down in Ionia County due to multiple crashes. The stretch of highway is closed at the Saranac exit because of two multi-truck crashes.

One person was reportedly hurt in the first crash near the Clarksville exit.  And at least one person was injured in the second crash near the Saranac exit.  Police called for the jaws of life and AeroMed was put on standby. 

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Grand Rapids Helps Propel Michigan To The Ranking Of Fourth Best Beer State

When you rank every state by the quality of its beer, it's hard to argue that Michigan would find its place somewhere near the top.

The Thrillist puts the Mitten State as the fourth best beer state in America, and while I see us more as a number two, I think we received a pretty fair shake.

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Western Michigan University Goes Tobacco-Free

Western Michigan University has become the latest campus in Michigan to go 100% tobacco-free.

The policy applies to all students, faculty and staff as well as visitors and contractors working on campus. The only exception to the campus wide mandate is that smoking is allowed in enclosed personal vehicles.

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Could Gun Lake Casino Be Closing?

I hope not! I always have fun when I get to go play some penny slots and enjoy a nice dinner. But the man who has opposed the casino since before it was even built is getting his day in court. Again.

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Back-to-School 2014: Check Out #BTSWMI, #BTSWestMI Photos from Twitter, Instagram Right Here

Summer vacation and the three-day Labor Day weekend are over as students head back to school across Michigan today.

Use the hashtags #btswmi or #btswestmi on Twitter or Instagram with your back-to-school pictures from greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Let's show our pride pictorially about our students, children and kids.

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