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Mother’s Day Brunch in Grand Rapids – 2015

Have brunch with Mom for Mother's Day!

Check our guide to the best brunches in Grand Rapids and enjoy your time with Mom!

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West Michigan Experiences Saturday Afternoon Earthquake

Did you feel your house shake early Saturday afternoon? Turns out you're not alone. The National Weather Service in Grand Rapids has confirmed that what we felt while sitting and binge-watching Netflix was, in fact. an earthquake. 

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Celebrate Free Comic Book Day 2015 in West Michigan [Video]

Aside from being World Naked Gardening Day, today is also Free Comic Book Day!

Check out a little history about the holiday and find out where in West Michigan you can score free comics and get other awesome deals!

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities and careers that matter.

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Movies in the Park 2015 Lineup Revealed

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has released the lineup of this year’s Movies in the Park Series.

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Medical & Pharmaceutical Industry Night Is On Menu Thursday at The Bistro [Sponsored]

The Bistro at the Downtown Grand Rapids Courtyard by Marriott is celebrating medical and pharmaceutical professionals with a special Medical & Pharmaceutical Industry Night this Thursday.

Socialize with other medical and pharmaceutical professionals from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. EDT Thursday (March 26) at The Bistro, 11 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids.

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Former Tenant Confesses to 2007 Slaying of Grand Rapids’ Janna Kelly [Video]

A woman who rented a house from Janna Kelly has admitted to killing her in December 2007 and leaving her body in an Ottawa County field.

WZZM-13 reports Robin Lynn Root, 52, was arrested Monday, April 27, in Kent County and Tuesday was formally charged with murder.

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MSU RB Delton Williams Agrees To Plea Deal in Gun Case

Delton Williams will have to relinquish his handgun and can't apply for a CPL ever again. Does this clear a way for him to return to MSU football?

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97.9 WGRD’s May 2015 Playlist [Video]

Foo Fighters' "Congregation"

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Grand Rapids Stays in the Running as Possible Stop on Five Finger Death Punch + Papa Roach Fall Tour– Cast Your Vote!

We're getting closer to bringing Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment and From Ashes to New to GR!

Recently the bands announced an upcoming fall tour-- with all the stops determined by fans! Each week, the top voted cities move on the next round.

Grand Rapids has made it to Round Two!

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America On Tap Craft Beer Festival Headed to Grand Rapids

The entire team at 97.9 WGRD is excited to be a part of the America On Tap Craft Beer Festival, coming to Grand Rapids on July 18! Free Beer & Hot Wings, Janna, Johnnie Walker and the rest of the 97.9 WGRD crew will be on hand for

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Microbrewery May be Moving into Former Furniture Store in Grand Rapids’ Creston Business District

A former furniture showroom in Grand Rapids' Creston Business District may be getting new life as a  two-story microbrewery.

According to MLive Media Group/ The Grand Rapids Press, Scott Schultz and Vincent Lambert are seeking to open a brewery, restaurant, and live entertainment venue at the old DeKorne Furniture storefront at 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE.

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