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I-96 Construction Continues This Weekend — You’ve Been Warned [Map]

Last week, I had the unfortunate experience of forgetting about the I-96 construction zone between Lowell and Cascade.  It made my return trip from the Tiger game a little longer than necessary.

Take my advice -- plan around this week's slow downs.  

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Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Electric Run
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Coming Soon to Grand Rapids: The Electric Run [Video]

How many different ways can you run five kilometers (3.1 miles)?  

The list seems infinite, as there are now color runs, mud runs, obstacle runs, zombie runs, and foam runs.

Add to that list the Electric Run, which is coming to Grand Rapids some time in 2014.

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Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images
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Muskegon Mystery Letter Finds Its Way Back To Family [Video]

A letter from a serviceman home to his family in Muskegon during World War II somehow got sidetracked until it popped up in a carrier's mailbag.

Now, the letter is headed back to family members after it's odd journey.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Million Dollar Arm’ [Video]

Get ready for the return of one of cinema's greatest monsters, plus an inspiring story of a few huge underdogs who get a chance to play Major League Baseball.

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PHOTO: Facebook/Team Keegan
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Update: Wee Difference Honoree Keegan Bulk Wins Award for Efforts

Last September, as part of our Wee Difference campaign, we met a young man named Keegan Bulk from Fremont.  

His efforts to get toys for hospitalized children has earned him the title of HearthSong Hero.

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(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Consumer Energy Donating Free Light Bulbs to People in Need

 

Consumers Energy is helping families across Michigan to save energy and money this year by donating 85,000 energy-efficient light bulbs through food banks.

This month, Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank is giving out about 40,000 Energy Star-qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) through its network of food pantries. Families receive a package of two CFLs, along with information on the bulbs' benefits and other energy-saving tips.

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Courtesy New Holland Brewing Co.
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New Holland Brewing Co. and Carhartt Team Up For New Brew

New Holland Brewing Co. has teamed up with Michigan-based company Carhartt to produce a new brew commemorating the work wear company’s 125th anniversary.

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PHOTO: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images
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Innocent Grand Rapids Area Man Accidentally Featured On ‘Dash Cam Diaries’ As Criminal; He’s Not Amused

Don't you hate it when people Google a criminal's name, and your photo pops up?

A man named Todd Keith was featured on a reality crime show that featured dash cam footage from police cruisers. The only problem was, when they showed a photo of the culprit on screen following the footage, it wasn't Todd Keith, instead it was a photo of a Wyoming man named Keith Todd, who was nowhere near the scene of the crime.

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PHOTO: James Whatling-Pool/Getty Images
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“Jacob” Gets Bumped As The Most Popular Boys Name, “Sophia” Still The Top Girls Choice

The Social Security Administration has released its annual list of the most popular names given to newborns.

There was an upset atop the boys list, and the trend of naming children after "Game of Thrones" characters continues.  Get ready for a "Khaleesi" sitting next to your kid in second grade in 2020.

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Fifth Third River Bank Run: Road Closings

The Fifth Third River Bank Run is this Saturday morning.

Whether you're running, watching or completely oblivious and just trying to navigate downtown Grand Rapids, you'll want to know which roads will be closed and when.

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Today is National Homebrew Day! [Video]

Today is National Homebrew Day!

And what better way to “celebrate” than in Beer City, USA where the craft home brew scene is alive and thriving.

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Adam Berry, Getty Images
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GVSU Professor Explains How He Cracked NSA Code [Video]

The NSA issued a challenge when they tweeted out a code for anyone to try to solve.

A Grand Valley State University professor cracked the code and explained how he did it.

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