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Footage of the Mackinac Bridge Being Construced

Here's some really neat footage of the Mackinac Bridge construction in 1956. It was filmed on 8mm and now on the internet for the world to see. How cool.

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Jojo’s State College Football Predictions For Week 13

I stumbled a bit last week, falling to .500 (2-2) for the first time since the season began.

But I'm still 50-9 for the season, so let's wrap it up with a bang, as the rivalry week descends upon the Big Ten and the two local Division II schools move their intense rivalry into the playoffs.

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2012 CMT Music Awards - Show
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Journey and The Doobie Brothers Coming to Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena August 2nd

Journey and The Doobie Brothers will bring the “San Francisco Fest 2016” tour to the Van Andel Arena on August 2, bringing together two of the iconic groups that helped define the "San Francisco Sound."

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Five Injured in WB I-196 Crash With GRFD Fire Truck

A family of five people -- a father, mother and three children -- were in a vehicle that crashed into the back of a fire truck on westbound I-196 at Market Avenue, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department.

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Jojo’s State College Football Predictions, Week 12 [Video]

Another 5-1 effort last week (damn you, Western!) pushed my season record to 48-7, but this week is where the rubber meets the road, as the NCAA Division II playoffs start for Grand Valley and Ferris State, and the Big Ten gets down to the nitty gritty with two tough contests.

So let's get it started...Her's my predictions for this week, as well as a video breakdown of Ferris and Grand Valley's games this weekend by their respective coaches. 

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BISSELL Pet Foundation Sponsors Free Pet Adoptions Through the End of 2015

For the second consecutive year, the BISSELL Pet Foundation will partner with the Kent County Animal Shelter (KCAS) to sponsor the “Home for the Holidays” campaign. The initiative to find loving homes for shelter pets covers 100 percent of pet adoption fees through the end of 2015. “Home for the Holidays” kicks off on November 23.

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Google Earth Shows Submerged Car With West Michigan Man Inside

Davie Lee Niles was missing for nine years, and last week his family finally got closure when the man was found submerged in his car in a pond in Byron Center.

He was discovered not far from the last place he was seen by a man decorating a Christmas tree outside of a nearby business. The eerie part? The submerged vehicle has been visible on Google Earth.

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Cadillac, Michigan Celebrates the 40th Anniversary Of KISS Coming To Town [Video]

In 1974, football players at Cadillac High School in Northern Michigan listened to music by KISS to get fired up before games. They won seven straight.

Their assistant coach, Jim Neff, contacted the band about it and the following year asked if they could come to Homecoming in 1975.

The events of that wacky, weird afternoon were recently celebrated forty years later.

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Six Area High School Football Teams Prepare For State Semi-Finals [Video]

Six Grand Rapids Area football teams remained alive as the tournament heads to the semi-final stage this weekend.

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Indiana v Michigan State
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Jojo’s State College Football Predictions: Week 11

I went 5-1 last week to push my record to 43-6 for the year. This week may be the calm before the storm of rivalry games and the Division II playoffs.

Here we go...

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David Foster And Friends In Concert
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Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago Coming to Van Andel Arena April 15

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago announced the Heart and Soul Tour 2.0 Tuesday. Beginning March 23, 2016 in Jacksonville, Fla., the tour will continue through cities such as Milwaukee, Columbus and Tampa before hitting Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

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Thousands in West Michigan Without Power, More Likely to Come

Power outages have already started to trickle in to Consumers Energy's real-time outage map. More than 6,000 residents of West Michigan are without power, and with the winds picking up throughout the day today, Consumer's expects that number to grow. 

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