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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘The Longest Ride’ and ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ [Video]

A wide variety of new releases to choose from this weekend including a movie directed by Ryan Gosling, an SXSW favorite and more.

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Ionia Boys’ Basketball’s Austin Gregory Named High School Athlete of the Week

Austin Gregory, a senior who is the all-time scoring leader for Ionia High School's boys' basketball team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Great Shot of the Steelhead Running at Hesperia Dam [Video]

Spring is steelhead season in Michigan as the big trout return to the streams they were born in to spawn.

West Michigan Drone took some great shots of the steelhead running up at the Hesperia Dam.

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Sabra Issues National Recall Due to Listeria Contamination in Hummus

The presence of potentially deadly listeria in hummus has prompted a national recall by Sabra Dipping Co. of 30,000 cases of Classic Hummus.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Announces Full Summer Concert Series Lineup

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park has announced another impressive lineup for this year's Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series. This year, the series is bringing in many big names from across the music industry.

The 30-show lineup, which will include a special 20th anniversary concert, will feature artists like The Steve Miller Band; Harry Connick, Jr.; Vince Gill; The Beach Boys & The Temptations; Under the Sun Tour featuring: Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker & Eve 6; Styx and Tony Bennett.

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Rockford Brewing Company Releases First Bottles

Yesterday, Rockford Brewing Company had their first ever bottle release. The brewery released its annually brewed Belgian Multigrain Anniversary Ale from each of their first two batches, 2013 and 2014.

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Ah, yes. The dog days of summer

Growing up in a small suburb of Detroit in the '70s and '80s, the day would start with rolling out of bed on a muggy summer morning.

Our home back then didn’t have central air. So, the house was already getting warm with the morning sun, get to the kitchen and pour yourself a bowl of Cap 'n Crunch cereal, and head outside to play.

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Tanger Outlets Announces Several Stores Coming to New West Michigan Location

Tons of well known brands are coming to Tanger Outlets' new West Michigan under construction in Byron Township.

The retail center is being built near U.S. 131 and 84th Street SW in Byron Center, and the grand opening is scheduled for July 31.

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This is a friendly reminder that the points system as part of the  will be discontinued next week and all points will expire on April 15th.

There are still a number of fantastic giveaways running through April 15th that are available only to  members who have earned points as a thank you for your loyalty

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Harry Connick, Jr., Coming to Meijer Gardens on August 2

This afternoon, Harry Connick, Jr., announced his summer concert tour, which includes a date here in West Michigan!

The tour includes a stop in Grand Rapids at Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on Aug. 2.

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What’s a Diverging Diamond and How Do You Drive Through It? [Videos]

The new construction at Interstate 96 and Cascade Road SW in Grand Rapids will be completed late this year.

In addition to being a giant pain to negotiate while undergoing construction, it will be a new type of interchange called a diverging diamond when it's done.

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Why Is CBS Series ‘Battle Creek’ Set In Battle Creek? [Video]

The new CBS Sunday cop drama Battle Creek has won rave reviews so far, but why did Vince Gilligan choose the Cereal City has the locale for the series?

But it's the answer David Shore gives at the end that will make you proud to be from Michigan.

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