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Who Decides What The “News” Is? [OPINION]

Monday January 9. The SLOWEST newsday in the history of the planet. So I wake up this morning and go on to our fine local newspaper on the internet, the Grand Rapids Press online version, also known as "mlive.com". Mostly this is a very good digital arm of the paper. Local and informative. Free, and good to find out what's going on. That is, until the news dries up. Read on.

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West Michigan Secret Santa’s Keeping The Faith

I'm sure you have seen the kind souls who have been going into local K-Mart stores (Hastings being the latest) and paying off random strangers lay-a-ways. The majority of them have been paying bills with lots of kids' clothing and toys. No big screen TV's or chainsaws have been taken care of. Good for them!

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We’re Number 3! Well, The 5th 3rd Burger Is

More awards keep piling up for the national acclaimed "5th 3rd Burger" from 5th 3rd Ballpark and the Whitecaps. The burger, which has been lauded on this blog and all over TV in the past has hit a new lever of awesomeness! Adam Richman and Sportscenter move over...here comes Lifed.com.

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Homeland Security Pays for Sno-Cone Machines– West Michigan on the “Colbert Report” (Video)

No need to freak out West Michigan, those Sno-Cone Machines we've been needing so badly are finally here, courtesy of Homeland Security." Huh?", you ask.

Yep, a grant from Homeland Security  paid for Arctic Blast Sno-Cone makers to be distributed to 13 counties in West Michigan-- including Kent, Ionia, Muskegon, Ottawa and Newaygo-- for "medical use". Sound weird? It did to Stephen Colbert too.

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Top 10 Black Friday Mishaps

Ugh - well Black Friday has come and gone, and all that's left are a few bumps and bruises, and for those, look no further than Walmart! Walmart opened early with huge deals, and people were ready to pounce -- maybe a little too much. At least two dozen shoppers were injured and several were arrested... All to save a few bucks? Not me thanks!

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RIP Famous People

This past week we lost 2 local legends, and someone you might not have heard of. As you probably know, Fred Meijer passed away over the weekend. He led the Meijer store chain into the national spotlight with grocery and department stores combined into a "Thrifty Acre" of savings.
Also Cindy Van Andel passed away over the weekend, wife of Steve Van Andel.

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Fred Meijer Has Died.

Numerous media outlets, including our broadcast news partner WZZM TV 13, have reported that Fred Meijer, the head of the Meijer store chain, has passed. He died earlier Friday of a brain hemorrhage. Meijer was 91.

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Ready For Black Friday?

Our good friends at WZZM TV 13 have partnered with CheapCheapCheap.com to bring you the most comprehensive list of Black Friday deals on the web! Plan ahead and get the most for your money if you are going out on Friday! Or you can just stay home and wait for Cyber Monday!

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Own Your Own Part Of Lubbers Stadium

Grand Valley is getting ready to renovate Lubbers Stadium. They are tearing up the track, adding new seats, and installing new artificial turf to make the stadium more multi-user friendly. That means GVSU has a whole lot of sod they have move, and they are passing the savings on to you!

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Two New Upscale Chains Hit West Michigan

Two new chain restaurants have entered the Grand Rapids-West Michigan area. One opened yesterday, one will open next summer. As I reported a couple of months ago, P.F. Changs' new location on the Beltline has become a reality. The first Changs in this part of the state is helping bring other national chains to West Michigan.

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Lowell Woman Wins World Pipe Smoking Championship

OK, really? There's a "World Pipe Smoking Championship?" All right, if you say so. And Lowell's Sandy Sian won the contest. She's a 39 year old mom of three who didn't even smoke eight months ago. Chalk one up for the tobacco companies!

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West Michigan Election Results

Here are the latest results from Tuesday's election in West Michigan.  Grand Rapids Mayor George Hartwell easily won re-election on Tuesday.Kentwood voters have approved new restrictions for elected city leaders

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