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Watch As Our Downtown Parking Lot Transforms Into The ‘Sun Of A Beach’ Festival [Video]

This time lapse video shows the gradual transformation of our nondescript downtown parking lot into a party for around 1,000 of our closest friends. 

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Grand Rapids FC/Jamie McNinich/SportsProImages
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Grand Rapids Football Club Draws Close To 4000 Fans Saturday Night [Video]

In its inaugural season, the fledgling Grand Rapids Football Club is doing its part in developing a devoted following, drawing close to 4000 animated fans (who refer to themselves as the Grand Army) to its second home game at Houseman Field.

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West Michigan’s Zeigler Auto Group Acquires MINI Dealer in Chicago Suburb

West Michigan based Zeigler Auto Group, a growing company that now operates auto dealers across the county, has officially acquired a MINI Cooper dealership.

The MINI of Orland Park franchise joins the BMW of Orland Park dealership.

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Weird News Story Of The Day: The Stop Sign You Don’t Have To Stop At

A man in Ferrysburg is riding his moped when he stops at a stop sign. The woman in the car behind him rear ends him. The woman's excuse? 'No one stops at that stop sign, so I didn't expect him to.'

Strangely, the cops agree with her. What is happening?

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Grand Rapids Information Network/YouTube
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National Guard Leader Explains Upcoming Grand Rapids Military Operations [Video]

The Michigan National Guard will be conducting urban drills in the Grand Rapids area later this month. Lt. Col. Raymond Stemitz explains how these will be carried out.

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Grand Rapids Football Club Opens Home Season Saturday [Video]

Grand Rapids newest sports franchise is the Grand Rapids Football Club (GRFC), and they'll be opening their home schedule at Houseman Field this Saturday night.

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Putt-Putt’s Bar on Grand Rapids’ West Side Under Investigation for Alleged Illegal Gambling

Putt-Putt's, a popular bar on Grand Rapids' West Side is being investigated for alleged illegal gambling.

WZZM-13 reports that on May 19th police executed a search warrant at the bar on West Fulton Street.

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A deer with CWD. (Dr. Terry Kreeger, Wyoming Game and Fish Department via CWD Alliance)
A deer with CWD. (Dr. Terry Kreeger, Wyoming Game and Fish Department via CWD Alliance)
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DNR Confirms Michigan’s First Case of Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer

The Michigan departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) confirmed Monday that a free-ranging deer in Meridian Township (Ingham County) has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease that affects white-tailed deer, mule deer, elk and moose.

This is the first time the disease has been found in Michigan’s free-ranging deer population.

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West Michigan Woman Claims To Have The World’s Longest Tongue [Video]

Adrianne Lewis is a woman from Twin Lake, who until two years ago led an unassuming life as a Michigan teenager.

But ever since she posted videos of her super long tongue on YouTube, she has become a world wide sensation.

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Former GR Press Movie Columnist John Douglas Loses His Battle With Cancer

Former Grand Rapids Press columnist and movie critic John Douglas has died. Douglas was also a frequent contributor on Take Five and Company on WZZM.

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Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
Jennifer Marie Stemler, via Facebook
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Baby Natallya’s Cause of Death Pending

The autopsy of four-month old Natallya Rich has been completed and the cause of death is listed as "pending".

According to WZZM-13,the autopsy was performed Thursday and further testing is needed.

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The 5 Best Bike Trails Around Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a great bicycling city, with an improving bike lane system in place for urban commuters and great trails for both mountain and road biking.

Since we're half way through National Bike Month, I'd thought I'd share with you my favorite cycling spots.

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