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"Keep It Clean" To Benefit Waterkeeper Alliance
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Comedian Bill Burr Gave Grand Rapids 9 Minutes Of Love On His Podcast

Comedian Bill Burr spent almost 9 minutes the other day on his podcast, "The Monday Morning Podcast with Bill Burr",  talking about how great we are in Grand Rapids… well, he bounced around on a bunch of topics, but the most part was about a recent trip to G...

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Sparta Opens New Splash Pad [Video]

There's still a lot of summer ahead to celebrate and you can be sure that's exactly what kids (and adults) will be doing in Sparta with the splash pad that just opened today!

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Michigan Man Tries to Cheat Drug Test with Fake Penis and Someone Else’s Urine

I've heard of different ways people try to trick drug tests-- drinking a bunch of water, products that are supposed to give you "clean" pee, but I'd not heard of anyone strapping on a fake a penis and and trying to pass off someone else's urine as their own...

Until now. 

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10 Reasons NOT To Move To Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a city that takes time to adjust to, so if your friends want to move here, you better tell them ahead of time what they're in for...

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Michigan’s Most Popular Recipe Is Kinda Weird…

Thrillist released a list of the most popular recipes for each state and Michigan's is... (insert drumroll here)...

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Grocery Shopping Keeps Getting Easier – Family Fare Launches ‘Fast Lane’ Pickup

SpartanNash is the latest company to make grocery shopping faster and easier for people.

The company just launched "Fast Lane" pickup at their Family Fare store in Grandville...

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Replicas of Columbus’ the Niña and Pinta Are Stopping In Muskegon Next Month

If you’ve got a ship talker in the family, mark this on the calendar!  August 25th through the 29th, replicas of the Niña and the Pinta will be docked at Heritage Landing in Muskegon...

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GVSU Announces $474 Increase to Annual Tuition, $70M Expansion in Grand Rapids

As Grand Rapids sees record growth, GVSU is set to expand its own downtown footprint.

Grand Valley State University has announced plans for a $70 million expansion to the Grand Rapids campus.

GVSU has also announced a $237 per semester increase to tuition.

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Remember Witmark?

Remember the good old days of catalog showrooms? What, you say, is a catalog showroom? Simply, it was a retail location that also had a big printed catalog, sort of like Sears, that people ordered out of, too. And, probably the big one in town was Witmark.

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West Michigan Brides are Freaking Out After Bridal Store Shuts Down Unexpectedly

The wedding dress is one of the most, if not the most, important part of a bride's big day and many soon-to-be brides in West Michigan are worried they won't have a dress in time...

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Michigan Drug Deaths Increased By 18% From 2015 To 2016

Sad news for Michigan residents after the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released drug death totals for 2016.

From 2015 to 2016, drug related deaths increased by 18% with most being related to opioids...

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Thousands Of Trees Felled To Halt Spread Of Sudden Oak Death
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Map Shows Confirmed Oak Wilt Disease Sites in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties

Oak wilt disease is a serious problem for oak trees in Michigan. The disease can spread rapidly and kill trees within just a few weeks.

A new map gives a closer look at exactly where oak wilt disease has been found in West Michigan, specifically in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties.

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