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Michigan Works! Engages for Kent, Allegan and Barry Counties [Sponsored]

Michigan Works! Kent, Allegan & Barry Counties works closely with employers across the three-county region of Kent, Allegan and Barry counties to match individuals with jobs.

If you’re unemployed, underemployed or are looking for a new career, Michigan Works! can help you take that next step.

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Grandville Hockey’s Mitchell Parsons Named High School Athlete of the Week

Mitchell Parsons, who captains eighth-ranked Grandville High School's hockey team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Dishing Out All of Dessert Wars’ Goodness

Dessert Wars is tonight!

It runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday night at the Amway Grand Plaza's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Get your tickets at the door!

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Cockatoo Mimics Former Owners Who Argued All the Time [Video]

Cockatoos are pretty incredible creatures.

While most pets just hang out on the couch or chase a ball around, these freakin' things can talk to you, man!

What other pet can you have that kind of interaction with? None!

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Truck Driver Causes Accident While Pulling a Tooth [Video]

It's way too easy to drive distracted these days. Things like food, cell phones and passengers are all temptations to take your attention off the road.

For an Alabama truck driver, a loose tooth was to blame for his distracted-driving disaster, Alabama Live/AL.com reported.

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A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia on ‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’

Each week on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize.

It's usually Thursdays, but this week we decided to do it a little early.

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Grand Rapids Breaks February 1 Snowfall Record with 8.8 Inches [Video]

Remember that snowstorm we had in January?

Well, the Super Bowl Sunday-Groundhog Day snowstorm was just as bad with gusting winds, sub-zero wind chills and plenty of snow.

Snowfall totals from the snowstorm hitting greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan in some locales piled up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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Tom Brady’s MVP Effort Leads New England to 28-24 Win Over Seattle for Fourth Super Bowl Title [Video]

A pair of fourth-quarter TD passes by MVP quarterback Tom Brady and a defensive stand won it for the New England Patriots in a 28-24 Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night in Glendale, Ariz.

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Super Bowl XLIX Is As Much About Concerts, Parties, Festivities As the Big Game

While Super Bowl XLIX is all about the Big Game on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., it is also about what goes on off the field.

That is because during football's biggest week and weekend comes plenty of celebrating before the spectacle.

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Bird’s-Eye Views of Lake Michigan’s Wintry Shoreline Near Grand Haven [Video]

Talk about cool.

Byron Center's Tommy Sadler took some awesome Lake Michigan shoreline visuals on Saturday at Rosy Mound Natural Area near Grand Haven.

The aerials were shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone-mounted GoPro camera.

Wintry and wonderful.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Put Off Ice for Rest of Weekend Because of Conditions

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is done for the weekend and its remaining games will be rescheduled because of tenuous ice conditions at Richmond Park.

As of 9 p.m. EST Saturday, it was determined by tournament officials the ice at the Grand Rapids park was no longer in playable condition and Sunday's schedule has been canceled, said Angela Paasche, the tourney's director and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids live events manager.

Forty-five teams had played games Friday and Saturday in the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic. Most of Saturday's games had been completed.

Plans are to announce rescheduling of the remainder of the tournament early next week, Paasche said.

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