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GVSU Professor Explains Origin of Yooper Dialect

Since 2000, Kathryn Remlinger, professor of English at Grand Valley State University, has been examining Yooper dialect, its relationship to the U.P. and the idea of the Yooper identity.

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setterj92 via Instagram
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The Top Five Parks in Grand Rapids for Summer

Well, lets be honest, any time of the year is a good time to go to the park. From the heart of downtown, to a park that's truly for the dogs. Here are the 5 best parks in Grand Rapids.

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West Michigan Bakery Owner Says Customer Cancelled After Discovering She Was a Muslim

The owner of a bakery in West Michigan is upset after she claims a customer cancelled their order after finding out the bakery owner is a Muslim.

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Garth Brooks Discusses Plans For Shows At The Las Vegas Arena
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Garth Brooks’ Lucky 4-Millionth Fan Was a Teacher From Grand Haven

The identity of Garth Brooks' lucky 4-millionth fan has been revealed.

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Wyoming Woman Booked For Posting Fictitious Craigslist Ads

This might not be the best way to get back at your boyfriend if he leaves you.

A Wyoming woman is facing jail time after she allegedly posted ads on Craigslist saying her old boyfriend and his new girlfriend were up for some sex romps.

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produceboy71 via eBay
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Buy a Michigan-Shaped Morel Mushroom on eBay for $10K

Morel season is underway and the mushroom is a big part of Michigan. So big that a Manistee Man is selling one on eBay for $10,000!!

Why so much...

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Detroit Red Wings - Game Five
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A Grand Rapids Griffins Coach is Moving to Detroit

Though the Griffin's season didn't end on a particularly high note, here's a bit of cool news.

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The Griffins May Have Lost The Game, But They Won The Fight [Video]

The Grand Rapids Griffins playoff run came to an abrupt end last night, when they dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Lake Erie Monsters. However, we choose to look on the bright side, like this butt whipping the Griffs Mitch Callahan handed out.

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Aquarium Reopens After ?5m Redevelopment
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Grand Rapids’ Zoo School Named Among Top 14 Most Innovative Schools in U.S.

A Grand Rapids' educational program is getting national recognition.

Tech Insider has named Grand Rapids Public School's Zoo School at John Ball Zoo one of the 14 most innovative in the country, MLive Reports

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Ron Buckner Previews The Jordan Shimmell Fight On The Jojo Show [Video]

Boxing writer Ron Buckner of the Heavy Bag Boxing joined Jojo Girard this morning from Minnesota, where he is covering the Jordan Shimmell Crusiserweight elimination fight Tuesday night.

Buckner took a look at Shimmell's chances against Murat Gassiev.

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Man Arrested in Connection With Attempted Kidnapping of 16-Year-Old Girl in Muskegon County

Tuesday morning police arrested a man at a Muskegon Township home in connection with an attempted abduction that occurred in April.

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Michigan Free Fishing Weekend is June 11-12

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that the annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, June 11, and Sunday, June 12.

Residents and nonresidents of all ages can fish without a license that weekend. All other fishing regulations still apply.

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