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Five Uniquely Grand Rapids Things To Do This Summer

Summer is officially here (as if this weekend wasn't one of the summeriest weekends ever), and here's some things that are unique to Grand Rapids to try, if you haven't already.

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Abigail Kopf Returns Home Following Surgery

Abigail Kopf, the youngest victim of February's mass shooting in Kalamazoo is back home, after having surgery this week.

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Hannah Henriques via YouTube
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In Honor of National Fudge Day Here’s a Video of Mackinac Island Fudge Being Made

Warning: this video filmed at Joann's might trigger your sweet tooth.

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Thousands Without Power in West Michigan After Last Night’s Storms [Video]

After severe thunderstorms rolled through West Michigan last night, more than 6,000 Consumer's Energy customers remain without power, WZZM 13 reports. 

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11-Year-Old Michigan Girl Tries to Kill Her Mom After Being Grounded For Smoking

The mother called police, and told them that her 11-year-old daughter became argumentative after she grounded her for smoking. The mother then went to sleep, and her daughter snuck in with the knife.

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‘Roll Cloud’ Rolls In Over Lake Michigan [Video]

Saturday was a humid day throughout the state, and late in the day it cooled off dramatically. This is usually the result of a thunderstorm, but sometimes before the storm front hits, the cooling will cause arcus or 'roll' clouds to form. They don't happen often, but when they do, it's pretty cool.

Here's some footage of a roll cloud over Lake Michigan from Saturday afternoon.

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Lance Armstrong to Ride in Kalamazoo in Honor of Those Injured and Killed

An honor ride will be held in Kalamazoo Tuesday night and dedicated to the nine people injured or killed a week ago. It will be attended by world renowned cyclist Lance Armstrong.

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Remembering Gordie Howe [Video]

Tuesday at Joe Louis Arena in downtown Detroit, Mr. Hockey, Gordie Howe, will lie in state. Howe played until he was 54 years old, which is something I don't believe anyone will ever do in ANY sport, let alone one of the toughest.

Here's some videos highlighting Howe's illustrious career, which started eight years before I was born and continued until I was almost out of college.

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Consumers Energy’s First Solar Power Plant is at GVSU

Last week at Grand Valley State UniversityConsumers Energy celebrated its first solar power plant. The plant covers 17 acres and includes 11,000 Michigan-made solar panels.

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Grand Rapids Griffins “Our City” Promo is the Best Thing Since the Pure Michigan Ad

This video from the Griffins features all of the familiar landmarks of town, and feels like a love note to the area we call home.

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Woodland Mall Landmark Moves Downtown

Perhaps you used it as a landmark to figure out which entrance you came in, or maybe you and your hood rat friends hung out near it when you were teenagers.

Either way, you remembered the big circular sculpture that adorned the center of the Woodland Mall. It was taken out of the Mall on Sunday, destined for an unknown location downtown.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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