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Black Friday Primer

As the aromas of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie fill our homes, so too do thoughts of lining up in the dark and standing in the cold to get unbeatable deals on holiday gifts fill our minds.

Black Friday will soon be upon us. If this excites you (as opposed to filling you with dread), we have a list of some stores and restaurants and when they’ll be open and offering those crazy Black Friday discounts.

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Cher Cancels Dressed to Kill Tour, Including Grand Rapids Concert, Because of Illness

Cher has announced cancellation of all remaining dates on her Dressed To Kill (D2K) concert tour, including her Jan. 11, 2015, concert in Grand Rapids.

She made the announcement Wednesday night, having been hobbled by a viral infection affecting her kidneys since September, according to AEG Live.

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Will the Upset Bug Strike Again? Big Questions for Week 13 in College Football

It should be a relatively quiet week in college football, but this season has taught us to expect the unexpected.

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Rachel Kramer
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Lake Effect Snows Continue Through Friday with Rainy Weekend Forecast

Another round of lake-effect snow is being forecast through midday Friday and a messy weekend is ahead, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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Screenshot Courtesy of Mike Stocker, Sun-Sentinel.com
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State Football Playoff Games Moved Due To Bad Weather

West Michigan has fared well in this year's state football playoffs, with five teams still in the running to win their respective Division titles.

But the early blast of lake effect snow has played havoc with the schedule, and two teams have been told their games have been moved to sites away from the massive snowfall.

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Matt Milhouse
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2014′s Snowiest Year in Grand Rapids History Through November 19

Add the finish Grand Rapids had to last winter to the start we've seen this season and 2014 is the snowiest calendar year on record for Grand Rapids through November 19.

It's not even close.

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‘The Discovery of King Tut’ Exhibition Coming to Grand Rapids Public Museum in 2015

The Grand Rapids Public Museum announced today that "The Discovery of King Tut" will make its Great Lakes debut at the museum on May 16, 2015.

Visitors will experience what it was like for Howard Carter and his team when they first discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamun in 1922.

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Here’s A List Of Stores That Are Closed On Thanksgiving Day

Amid the reports of stores that will be opening earlier than ever on Thanksgiving Day, our friends at WZZM-13 are reporting on stores that will be keeping their lights off and their doors locked on Turkey Day so that their employees can enjoy the holiday with their families.

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Find Out What Grand Rapids Schools Have to Offer at We Are GR School Choice Expo [Audio]

Grand Rapids Public Schools offer a wide variety of experiences for students of all ages. John Hemholdt of GRPS joined "The Jojo Show" this morning to talk about this week's School Choice Expo.

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Are You A Weather Warrior Or A Weather Weenie?

Did you wake up this morning dreading the drive, or was your body pumped with adrenaline, looking forward to the thrill?

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How to Avoid Dreaded Second Shovel

The joy you feel after finally clearing your driveway can be dashed pretty quickly by a passing snowplow, but there are now tips to help avoid the dreaded "second shovel."

The County Road Association of Michigan released an infographic on Monday to help show where to put shoveled driveway snow so that a plow won't push it back into the end of the driveway. Hopefully making it so that you won't have to shovel the end of your driveway again.

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2014 Michigan High School Football Semifinals Schedule

A strong showing in the state quarterfinals by West Michigan high school footballs teams over the weekend has left many in the running for a state championship.

View the complete schedule for the Michigan high school football state semifinals.

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