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24 Things Michigan Does Better Than Anyone Else

Thrillist.com published this list which is cute and the good thing is it's pretty clear the writer may actually have been here once or twice in his life.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Can’t Wipe Out ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Despite three very different new challengers, 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' continued to rule over the box office this weekend. This doesn't spell disaster for the newcomers, but it does spell further success for the sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' which is riding extremely positive word of mouth to a big box office tally.

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Rick Martinez/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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On Tap with Summer Craft Beer Festival 2014 [Photos]

John Ball Park was the venue and craft beers were the main course Saturday.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival poured, played, entertained and fed hundreds from across Grand Rapids, West Michigan and beyond on a summery afternoon and early evening with sunshine and temperatures creeping into the low 80s.

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(Photo by Mannie Garcia/Getty Images)
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West Michigan Whitecaps Host First 3-D Printed T-Ball Game Tonight [Video]

Baseball is a sport that has been built on traditions for more than 150 years. Tonight, tradition will meet the future when the West Michigan Whitecaps host the first-ever game played by using equipment printed by 3D, or additive manufacturing, technology.

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Road Closures Planned in Grand Rapids This Weekend

Road crews are going to be pretty busy this weekend.

There will be a ramp closure on US-131 in downtown Grand Rapids, plus lane closures at tons of locations around the city. Here's the full list from MDOT:

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New Movies This Week: ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue,’ ‘Sex Tape’ [Video]

A crime thriller, an animated romp and a raunchy comedy—just the dose of variety the movie doctor ordered for what's been a rather bland summer season at cinemas so far.

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Looking Forward to the Next Holiday Weekend: Labor Day

The summer is midway through practically, although it's only mid-July.

That's what we get for starting the season with Memorial Day instead of the official start of summer with the summer solstice.

Soon, Labor Day will be upon us here in West Michigan, which means a long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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Courtesy of The Ottawa County Sheriff
Courtesy of The Ottawa County Sheriff
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Elderly Jenison Woman Missing

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a missing Jenison woman.

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Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]

There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating.

Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.

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Traverse City Tourism
Traverse City Tourism
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Traverse City Gets Its Own Anthem; When Do We in Grand Rapids Get Ours? [Audio/Video]

Traverse City has announced it now has its own anthem.

It's not bad, but if we decide to have anthem for Grand Rapids, I hope it's more stirring and has less banjo and more epic guitar riffs.

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Xavi Gomez, Getty Images
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Vote for New Hudsonville Ice Cream Flavor

What does winter taste like in West Michigan?

I know, it's only July, we shouldn't even be thinking about winter yet! But what if it involves ice cream?

Hudsonville Ice Cream and Pure Michigan have teamed up to find a new flavor for the winter season. Cast your vote for what you think should be the next Hudsonville ice cream!

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Local Brew Pub HopCat Plans to Open New Location in Ann Arbor

One of my favorite brew pubs in downtown Grand Rapids, HopCat, has announced plans to open a new location in Ann Arbor.

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