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Watch The Northern Lights Glow Over The Mackinac Bridge [Video]

Aurora Borealis twinkled its lights over Michigan again late last night and early this morning. Here are some of the more stunning shots. 

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Remember Witmark?

Remember the good old days of catalog showrooms? What, you say, is a catalog showroom? Simply, it was a retail location that also had a big printed catalog, sort of like Sears, that people ordered out of, too. And, probably the big one in town was Witmark.

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Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ Is All Ice and Little Fire in ‘Dragonstone’ Premiere

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 ventures to “Dragonstone” for a satisfying, if table-setting premiere, but should fewer episodes mean a change in urgency? And did Ed Sheeran bring us one of the series’ best scenes? Find out in our full review!

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One Shot in Drive-by on Grand Rapids Northwest Side

Grand Rapids Police are investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday around 9p.m. on 7th Street near McReynolds Avenue.

WZZM-13 reports that police believe two people were standing on a porch when someone drove by and fired a gun, hitting a man twice, before driving away.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Apes’ Squashes a ‘Spider’

Who would you rather fight, a million spider-sized ape or one ape-sized spider? It’s a question that’s been haunting my mind since, oh, about an hour ago when I started to look up the box office numbers for this past weekend. And while I might not be any closer to solving my riddle, I can at least say this: when it comes to week-old spiders versus brand new primates, the primates are destined to win. Here’s the box office numbers as of Sunday afternoon:

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Take a Virtual Tour of Disney’s Star Wars Theme Park, Galaxy’s Edge

They already unveiled the massive model of the Star Wars Land coming soon to both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but today at Disney’s D23 convention, the Mouse House gave even more details about this expansion, coming some time in 2019. Most importantly, they gave the thing a name: Henceforth, it is officially called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. (The name covers both the Disneyland and Disney World versions.) You will be forgiven if you continue to call it Star Wars Land.

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The ‘It’ Director Sheds Some Light on His Film’s R-Rating

With one of the most-viewed trailers of all time, it appears that Andres Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It is set to be the rare crossover hit in the horror genre. Fans who haven’t even read one of King’s books are excited to see a group of lovable losers take on Derry’s most infamous - and inhuman - killer. Those familiar with the original novel and television miniseries are also curious: how will Muschietti’s film work without the dual storytelling between past and present? What does It look like when filtered through a modern sensibility?

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Benjamin J Sietsema/Rockford Brokerage LLC via GRAR.com
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See Inside the Most Expensive Condo in Grand Rapids

Want to own the most expensive residential property for sale in Grand Rapids? All you need is $2,900,000 and it's yours!

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Griffins Win Another “Big Time” Award [Video]

Congratulations to the Grand Rapids Griffins! Yes, we know they won the Calder Cup this year, way to go, but they also won another special award.

Their’ “LEGO – I Wanna Drive the Zamboni” video won a Golden Matrix Award for Best Music Video at the 2017 Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) conference, held this week in Philadelphia, competing against the NHL and NBA!

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West Michigan Brides are Freaking Out After Bridal Store Shuts Down Unexpectedly

The wedding dress is one of the most, if not the most, important part of a bride's big day and many soon-to-be brides in West Michigan are worried they won't have a dress in time...

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Michigan Drug Deaths Increased By 18% From 2015 To 2016

Sad news for Michigan residents after the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released drug death totals for 2016.

From 2015 to 2016, drug related deaths increased by 18% with most being related to opioids...

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Thousands Of Trees Felled To Halt Spread Of Sudden Oak Death
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Map Shows Confirmed Oak Wilt Disease Sites in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties

Oak wilt disease is a serious problem for oak trees in Michigan. The disease can spread rapidly and kill trees within just a few weeks.

A new map gives a closer look at exactly where oak wilt disease has been found in West Michigan, specifically in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties.

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