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Traverse City-Based Taproom is Opening in Grand Rapids This Month!

Add this to the list of "new places I need to drink at" in Grand Rapids.

7 Monks Taproom, a Traverse City-based Gastropub, is opening a new location in Grand Rapids on April 21st...

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Grand Rapids Decides NOT To Ban Surface Parking Lots Downtown

THANK GOD!

Yeah, I said it in all caps because THANK GOD Grand Rapids won’t be banning new surface parking lots downtown now.

Late last year, the city released part of the GR Forward Plan which said that we should ban new surface parking lots...

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How You Can Spend $1,000 Around Grand Rapids

Over the next few weeks we're giving you a chance at winning $1,000 twice a day. All you have to do is enter the code word you're given here...

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O-Negative Blood Donors Needed In GR

The need for blood never ends, and hospitals across Michigan currently have a great need for O-Negative blood, the universal blood type. Michigan Blood is working to help increase the supply.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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Stolen Giant Oberon Bottle Ends up in Attorney’s Office

You guys. We can all sleep at night again because the giant inflatable Oberon bottle stolen in Kalamazoo has been found. 

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Remembering the Hudsonville Tornado of April 3, 1956

The date was Tuesday, April 3rd, 1956. A huge storm was brewing in the Midwest that would set its sights on West Michigan. The strongest tornado to ever hit Michigan would pay a visit that day. These tornadoes were part of a tornado outbreak that took place on April 2-3, 1956, across the Midwest and the Great Lakes regions.

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FORGET THE KIDS! An Adults-Only Summer Camp is Coming to Michigan!

Yes, alcohol will be involved!

Now that I got the most important question answered, MLive reports that this grown-ups (and I use that lightly) only summer camp, travels to different metro areas around the U...

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Norton Shores Man Arrested for Putting Metal in Bakery Bread

A 22-year old Norton Shores man has been arrested after being accused of putting pieces of a metal cooling rack into bread at R.W. Bakers Co., MLive reports.

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It Could Soon Be LEGAL To Warm Up Your Car In YOUR Driveway

Somebody needs to high five State Rep Holly Hughes, R-Muskegon, because she’s proposing a bill that should already just be;  She wants to make it legal to warm up your car in YOUR driveway...

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People in Grand Rapids Feel Less Safe Than They Did a Few Years Ago

For as many "best of" lists Grand Rapids falls in, it's a little upsetting when something like this comes along.

A new study from Grand Valley State University (conducted by VoiceGR) found that people in the greater Grand Rapids area don't feel as safe as they did just a few years ago...

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The Great Lakes Didn’t Always Have The Names They Do Today

When you think of the Great Lakes, you think: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario. But did you know that over the last 14,000 years the lakes had a variety of names...

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