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As Sledding Gets Banned In More Cities, Grand Rapids Sleds On

While some of us hate the idea of the frigid cold weather that’s hitting us right now, there are others who just revel in it, especially when it comes to outdoor winter activities. And for kids, there’s no greater fun than sledding, but in some cities, overprotective grinches have taken that fun away

Not to worry, Grand Rapids isn't one of them, and GR has some of the greatest sledding in the state. Find out where.

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Grand Haven Cross that Drew Criticism Will Become an Anchor

Grand Haven city officials have approved plans to convert a 48-foot-tall cross on city-owned property overlooking the Grand River into an anchor.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports that the Grand Haven City Council approved a resolution Monday on a 3-2 vote to limit access to the Dewey Hill property as well as change the cross, which had faced criticism from local residents and a religious organization.

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Grand Rapids FC (Minor League Soccer) Set To Play At Houseman Field This Summer

The newly formed Grand Rapids Football Club is set to kick off this summer. A statement made by the team on Reddit, says that the team is attempting to form a league of Great Lakes area clubs, and in lieu of that, will play an independent schedule against teams from other leagues.

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Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR’s January 2015 Top Songs Playlist

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New Movies (This Week): ‘Woman In Black 2: Angel of Death’ [Video]

The holidays are winding down and we head into the new year with new films hitting theaters in 2015.

January kicks off with plenty of movie options to help escape the winter blues, although there's only one new film out this New Year's week.

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Cotton Bowl: Everything You Need to Know About Michigan State-Baylor

After being left out of the college football playoff, Baylor looks to make a statement against Michigan State.

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Fish Lads’ Fish of the Week: Alaskan King Crab Legs and Jumbo Shrimp [Sponsored]

It's the Fish of the Week, presented by Fish Lads, located in the Grand Rapids Downtown Market.

This week’s catch is a double catch: Alaskan king crab legs and jumbo shrimps.

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Jim Harbaugh On Leading Michigan Football: ‘We’re Going to Hit the Ground Running’ [Video]

Former University of Michigan quarterback and San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh is now back at his alma mater leading the Wolverines' football team.

That was made official with his unveiling at a noon news conference today at Junge Family Champions Center in Ann Arbor today, with U-M Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett officially announcing the 51-year-old Harbaugh's hiring.

"I didn't make a pros and cons list," Harbaugh said. "I made a decision from the heart. ...

"We're going to hit the ground running."

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University of Michigan Announcing Jim Harbaugh As New Head Football Coach [Video]

The University of Michigan announced Monday night it is making a major football announcement at noon today.

While Michigan has not confirmed it, it has been widely reported U-M Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett plans to introduce former San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh as the Wolverines' next head coach in Ann Arbor.

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Governor Signs Bills Approving Suspicion-Based Drug-Testing for Welfare Recipients

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed new legislation Friday to enact a drug-testing program for adult welfare recipients.

House Bill 4118 and Senate Bill 275 were among a number of bills approved by Snyder.

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98.7 WFGR’s Greatest Hits of 2014

It's been a year, hasn't it?

Well, take a look back with some perspective at Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR's top topics for 2014, our greatest hits.

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Spectrum Health Releases List Of Top Baby Names For 2014

What were the most popular baby names in West Michigan in 2014? Well, according to the birth records at Spectrum Health, Olivia and Noah were the most popular for boys and girls respectively.

This year, there are several newcomers to the girl’s list, including Avery, Ella and Nora. Some new boy names also took over the list in 2014 – William, Caleb, Carter, Henry, Benjamin and Jackson were all added this year.

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