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Lowell Showboat Closed To The Public – Not Safe For People To Board

The Lowell Showboat in downtown Lowell is now closed to the public.  The showboat, also known as the Robert E. Lee, has been around for about four decades...

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Grand Rapids Homeless Shelter Expanding Warming Center’s Hours

It's cold! Winter is hitting us pretty hard, right now, so, time to crank up the heat. Which is something I was thinking about just yesterday. How blessed we are to have a warm, comfortable place to go in weather like this. But what bothers me is that not all of us are as blessed. Without a warm home to go, what do you do?

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Founders Wants to Put a Giant Flag on Top of its Building

Founders Brewing Company is requesting to put an American flag on top of its building to attract customers but it exceeds the city's zoning laws.

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UPDATE: Missing 14-Year-Old Greenville Girl Found Safe

UPDATE: Police report 14-year-old Kandi Marie Keene of Greenville has been found safe. 

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Wal-Mart Dominates U.S. Retail Economy
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Michigan Mom Looks To Remove Candy At Meijer Checkouts

Can you imagine not having candy or tabloids in the checkout line anymore? If one Michigan mom gets her way, Meijer will have to make some adjustments.

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Paddleboarding Amongst The Icebergs of Lake Michigan [Video]

As we settle in for a typical windblown, snowy January day, I bring you this video of some brave (or stupid) man out paddleboarding amongst the icebergs of Lake Michigan.

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Chick-fil-A Embattled In Controversy Over Anti-Gay Marriage Remarks
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Chick-fil-A Announces First 100 Customers Get Free Food For A Year

In keeping with Chick-fil-A tradition, the Gaines Township location will be offering free food for a year to its first 100 customers.  Starting on Wednesday, January 11th at 6am, you'll be able to camp out front of the newest Chik-fil-A location at Edgeknoll Drive off of Kalamazoo Avenue...

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Michigan Students Are Now Required to Learn CPR

Starting in the new school year, Michigan students will be required to learn CPR. The legislation, which was just passed in December, goes into effect beginning in the 2017-18 school year...

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Detroit Deals With Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold
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Michigan Near Top Of List For Worst Winters In U.S.

How would you rank Michigan’s winter, compared to the other states? Thrillist did just that; ranked all 50 states on the level of how horrible the winters are..

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Exterminators Tackle Growing U.S. Bed Bug Problem
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Bed Bugs a Growing Problem in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids has again landed on Orkin's annual list of the Top 50 Bed Bug Cities. This year, Grand Rapids climbed three spots on the list.

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MAC Championship - Western Michigan v Ohio
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The Cotton Bowl’s ArtPrize Moment: Giant Mascots Made of Tires

Remember when Dallas was going to host an expansion of ArtPrize?

The three-year agreement was set to begin in 2016, but ArtPrize Dallas was cancelled because of funding and some who "saw the concept as threatening to the status quo."

It seems Dallas is having second thoughts after introducing two ArtPrize-like sculptures made out of tires.

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Get FREE Coffee From Starbucks if You Find a ‘Pop-Up Cheer Party’

As a way to close out 2016, Starbucks is celebrating with "10 Days of Cheer." And what way does Starbucks spread cheer the best? Free coffee, obviously...

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