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Grand Rapids is #1 in U.S. for Job Growth

The economy of Grand Rapids, and its metro areas, keeps getting better!

A study done by Headlight Data, a website that collects data on economics and the workforce, found that Grand Rapids had the highest rate of job growth in 2016 compared to any other state in the country...

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Amway Family Fireworks Primer

The Amway Family Fireworks are Saturday at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.

Activities, including music, entertainment, food, family-friendly fun and more, run from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., with the fireworks going off at 10:30 p.m.

Here's a primer to help you attend and enjoy the Fourth of July event, with the title sponsor being Ada-based Amway. See you there.

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10 Things Eastsiders Should Know Before Moving to West Michigan

Are you from the east side of the state and planning on moving to West Michigan? Or maybe you know someone who's going to make the move? I'm from the metro-Detroit area, and have lived there for most of my life, but I've been living in West Michigan for over 4 years now and just cuz we're all from the same state doesn't mean there aren't differences...

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Michiganders Aren’t Very Patriotic Compared to the Rest of America

As we gear up to celebrate Independence Day and our country this coming week, ask yourself are you really celebrating America or are you just in it for the barbecues and fireworks...

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The Top Ten Cheap Beers You Used To Drink (And Probably Still Do) [Video]

In honor of Michigan being named the cheapest place to buy beer in the nation, my listeners and I came up with this list of cheap beers you drank when times were tough.

But let's face it, times are ALWAYS tough. And while many of these brews no longer exist, they live on in our deep, dank memories. Bad, bad memories.

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Grand Rapids’ Ten Highest Rated Restaurants

Grand Rapids is blessed with a great food scene, and here are the Top Ten restaurants according to two different sources.

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Be Careful Not To Break Any Of These Crazy Michigan Laws

I was recently told about a Michigan law that it was illegal to swear in front of women and children. I couldn’t believe this was (still) a law and after a little searching Michigan State Laws online, I found that it was actually repealed in 2002; but there were a few other “crazy” laws still on the books here in Michigan...

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Michigan Ranked 10th in the U.S. for Drug Problems

We're used to Michigan making lots of "best of" lists, but this is one list where it would be better to not be in the top ten.

Wood TV 8 reports that Michigan is among the ten states with the biggest drug problems, according to Wallethub

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The 5 Best Places For French Fries in Grand Rapids

Where can you get the best fries in Grand Rapids? We did the research so you don't have to.

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People in West Michigan Want to Garden Naked

Okay now while I can't speak on behalf of all West Michigan, a good portion of people from the region are at least interested in the idea...

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Millennials in Grand Rapids Are ‘Winning at Adulting’

Say what you want about the millennials but they stay winning! Especially the ones in Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids Business Journal reports on a new study that placed Grand Rapids as the #2 best city in the country for millennials...

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What Food Is Michigan Known For Throughout The US?

What’s your guess as to which food Michigan is known for?  Ours is kind of a no-brainer, but we'll get to that in a minute.

The website SpoonUniversity...

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