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Ionia and Allegan County Ratio of Population to Primary Care Physicians Among the Highest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are taking a closer look at what the report has revealed about West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to primary care physicians in Ionia County and Allegan County are among the highest in Michigan.

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Videos of the Severe Thunderstorm that Blew through West Michigan

Winds gusting up at 51 mph, pea to dime sized hail. It was a pretty rough storm that blew through town. Here's what it looked like.

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West Michigan Whitecaps Announce Their New Menu Item for 2016 Season

Looks like you'll be able to get some "Dutch Love" at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer. The flatbread sandwich has been named the winner of the 2016 Fan Food Vote.

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Free STEAM-Based Spring Break Activities at Wyoming Library

Kent District Library’s Wyoming Branch is offering free STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities for kids on spring break.

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Grand Rapids, Gateway To The Playground Of A Nation? That’s What They Called Us In 1910 [Video]

This 1910 promotional film touting the Grand Rapids area shows that while we've changed in some ways over the past 106 years, in others ways, we're still the same.

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Kent and Kalamazoo County’s Population/Mental Health Provider Ratio Among Lowest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are looking at some of the highest and lowest rated health measures found in West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to mental health providers in Kent County and Kalamazoo County are among the lowest in Michigan.

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Muskegon and Ionia Counties Among the Most Obese in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report is out. This week, we are examining the results to see what they teach us about West Michigan.

The report says Muskegon and Ionia counties are among the most obese in Michigan.

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The Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run is Coming to Grand Rapids May 28

Lately we have seen all kinds of new and exciting fun runs for adults headed to the Grand Rapids area, but when one of us here at 98.7 WFGR saw the Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run, we couldn't help but think what a great idea...

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Allegan County Residents Among the Best Sleepers in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report is out. This week, we are looking at what we learned about West Michigan from the report.

The report says Allegan County residents are some of the best sleepers in Michigan.

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Grand Rapids Is The 13th Best Place To Live In America

When is 13 a lucky number? When your hometown lands as the '13th Best Place To Live' according to US News And World Report.

The annual list takes into account the job market, quality of life, and something they refer to as “the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.”

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GVSU Robotics Tournament Hosting More Than 1,000 High School Students This Weekend

More than 1,000 high school students from 41 Michigan teams will compete in a robotics tournament at Grand Valley State University today through Saturday.

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Mystery Man Buys Lunch for National Guard Troops at Rockford Restaurant

A group of soldiers from the Michigan National Guard took a break from training at the Belmont Armory to have lunch at the Corner Bar in Rockford on Wednesday and got a pleasant and completely unexpected surprise.

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