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Should We Bring Back the ‘Grand Rapids’ for $27 Million? [POLL]

Bet you didn't know, but the real "Grand Rapids" were removed way back in the day and the dams and other things were put in their place, but now there is a big push to put them back.

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Grand Rapids Getting Organic Brewry

This is pretty cool for the beer drinker. Not that long ago, we were rated the #1 beer city in the US, so this will fit in perfectly.  The new Grand Rapids Brewing Company will be opening soon,  in the former location of MY Bar on the corner of Fulton and Ionia. They will be offering a full line of organic brews, as well as a nice line of organic food as well.

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‘Rapids’ Could be Coming Back to Grand Rapids

I bet you didn't know what most of the original "rapids" of Grand Rapids were removed in an effort to aid in shipping and factories along the river in the 1800's and up to the mid 1900's...  After the main shipping ended on the river, we had Grand Rapids with no rapids to speak of. So they put some artificial "rapids" if you want to call them that along the river - made mostly of cement. Well, when the fish ladder was put in, the upper rapids were wiped out, but they may be back now!

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Big Rapids Opens Racist Museum

This is crazy, and it's even in our own back yard - Big Rapids.

This place is loaded simple ashtrays and fishing lures, a full-size replica of a lynching tree. But all are united by a common theme: They are steeped in racism so intense it makes you blush!

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Grand Rapids Has Really Changed

Check out this photo of Grand Rapids from 1929 - I have to tell you - then if it wasn't for the Mckay Tower or the Amway hotel, I probably wouldn't have had any clue this was Grand Rapids back in the day

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Restaurant Week Coming Back!

This is such a cool event!

It’s Back – Restaurant Week in Grand Rapids and West Michigan November 3rd-11th! Over 70 Restaurants Featured this year with one of kind and unique dining!

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Top 5 Little Known Facts About Grand Rapids

Good Ol GR! Most of us love living here, but here are some facts you may... or may not know of about our beloved town of Grand Rapids, MI!

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Thanks Grand Rapids my Exploding Toilet

Okay, I love Grand Rapids. I really do. I'm glad to pay my taxes for the city, the parks, they safety and everything else... but in this case... eh not so much

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Grand Rapids Art Festival is Bigger and Better!

Just Got back from a press conference for the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts...  We should be really proud to have such a cool festival right here in our own hometown.

This year looks to be the biggest ever. They've

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Grand Rapids Kids Pushing Public Transportation

This kid is pretty bright. Actually, looks like he put some time into this video as well.

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Grand Rapids Rapid Bus Vote Passes – BARELY

Wow, so I was watching the results come in last night for the Grand Rapids Rapid Bus Millage vote, and the screen flashed 50%-50% - with just a few votes left to be counted.

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Water Almost Over Rockford Dam

I love Rockford. Reminds me of my hometown of Petoskey a little bit. Everyone knows the Rockford Dam and how cool it is...

But, if the river had risen just another few inches. OVERFLOW.  Would have been quite the site to see, and could have actually been damaging as well

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