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Pictures from Lai Thai Kitchen Will Make Your Stomach Rumble Pho Sure

Bad pun sorry. Anyway, you might remember JoJo's top Five Out of the Way, Inexpensive Grand Rapids Restaurants. Well if you're like me you want to know more. Thank goodness for the internet here are my top 10 favorite pics of their food.

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Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor Restaurants Fined for Making Employees Pay to Work There

How can a restaurant get away with taking $2 an hour in tips away from employees? Well, two southwestern Michigan restaurants aren't getting away with it any more.

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Grand Haven in the Running for ‘Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S.’

C'mon, this is The Great Lakes State! If we're talking about the top freshwater beaches in the country, of course Michigan is going dominate!

Grand Haven State Park and five other Michigan beaches are in the running for "Best Freshwater Beach" in a USA Today and 10 Best reader's poll.

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Five Things You Can Buy That Are Shaped Like Michigan

We love our state so much we put it on everything we wear, and everything in our house. Don't believe me? Just count the number of Michigan shaped crafts you can buy at the Eastown Art Fair every summer.

Here are five things you can buy to demonstrate your love for the unique shape of our state.

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Flu Continues to Peak in Michigan, West Michigan Rates are Lowest in State

Reports of flu-like symptoms across Michigan continue to set new seasonal highs, while reports out of West Michigan remain the lowest of any region in the state.

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Five Excuses For Being Late That Would Only Work In Grand Rapids

CareerBuilder came out with its top excuses for being late, and many are pretty funny, but are there excuses for being late that are unique to Grand Rapids?

I have a few ideas, do you have some to add to the list?

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GVSU Room and Board Rates Going Up

The Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees has approved an increase in room and board rates for GVSU students.

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Grandville High School’s Wrestling Appeal Denied

It's official -- wrestlers from Grandville High School will not be allowed to participate in the post-season.

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Registration Now Open for Grand Rapids’ Insane Inflatable 5K 2016

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park is now on August 20.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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What Do You Think? Would You Like Mr. Fables to Return?

There is a great website in town called GR Retro, and boy is it fun. It's really a blast from the past, and if you're a long-time Grand Rapidian, or, just new to the area, it's a fun trip back to the future.

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Mitchell/FOX 2 Detroit Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Leading Hillary Clinton in West Michigan

The Mitchell/FOX 2 Detroit Poll released on Tuesday shows Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading Senator Bernie Sanders 57% to 28% among likely Democratic Party Presidential Primary voters in Michigan. However, Sanders leads Clinton in West Michigan 44% to 27%.

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Muskegon Heights Police Chief Scolds Reporters as His Phone Plays Western Movie Theme Song [Video]

Interim Police Chief Dr. Joseph Thomas was not happy with some of the questions being asked, and decided to let the reporters know that.  A cell phone started ringing while he was scolding them, and the ring tone just happened to be the theme 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.'

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