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Valentine’s Day Ideas For the Cheap Romantic

There are ways to be romantic and not spend a ton of money. Todd Harding has done everything on this list over the years. Some of the ideas do take a little bit of work. These are Todd's 5 favorite money-saving Valentine's Day Ideas.

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‘SNL’ Taps ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Star Jim Parsons as First March Host

We haven't heard much from 'SNL' since Melissa McCarthy hosted the pre-Super Bowl installment on February 1, but given NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics, late night took an understandable back seat. Now, with the long-running sketch comedy series due to return on March 1, 'The Big Bang Theory' Emmy winner Jim Parsons will make his hosting debut!

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City of Grand Rapids Embraces New Fourth of July Weekend Festivities

The City of Grand Rapids today announced that Celebration on the Grand and the Fourth of July fireworks are being combined into a two-day event to be held annually the first Friday and Saturday of July.

With the shift, this year’s Celebration on the Grand activities will be held the evening of Friday, July 4. The Amway Family Fireworks event will cap off the event shortly after dusk Saturday, July 5. In addition, admission remains free to both downtown Grand Rapids events.

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Shirley Temple Black, Iconic Child Star and Former U.S. Ambassador, Dead at 85


Shirley Temple
, an iconic child star and the former U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, died Monday in her Santa Monica, Calif., home surrounded by her family and caregivers. She was 85.

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‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Adds ‘SNL’ Alum Fred Armisen as Band Leader

The sweeping changes to the late night landscape have only recently begun, with Jay Leno having said his goodbyes to 'The Tonight Show,' with Jimmy Fallon soon to take his place. Seth Meyers too, has left behind 'SNL' for his impending 'Late Night' gig, which we've now learned to feature fellow alumni Fred Armisen leading the band!

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Area Closings

Greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan area closings reported to 97.9 'GRD Rocks.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Lego Movie’ Builds Big Opening

And here we are: five weeks into the new year and we already have our first major blockbuster of 2014.

Early estimates had 'The LEGO Movie' opening big, but the animated adventure shattered all expectations this weekend, with universally positive reviews and word of mouth sending the film to a massive opening.

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West Michigan’s Deep Snow Creates Big Risk of Flooding

All of our piles of snow are going to melt some day.

If it happens all at once, we could have some big problems.

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Promo Video for ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’

We filmed a commercial the other day for the show I am in at Grand Rapids Actors' Theatre, "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson."

Check it out here and come see the show!

We open tonight at 8 p.m. and run every Thursday, Friday and Saturday through Feb. 22 at Grand Rapids Community College's Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE in Grand Rapids.

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CVS No Longer Selling Cigarettes and Tobacco Starting Oct. 1

A major drug store chain is taking a significant stand against smoking and the move is being applauded by the president.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Free Beer’s Car Got Smashed Up [Photos]

On his way home from basketball Tuesday night, Free Beer was just driving down the road minding his own business.

A car that was entering the road he was on via an on-ramp blew through a stop sign, cutting right in front of him.

Free Beer basically t-boned him.

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Heaven's Basement rock the conference room with fans (photo John Walker)
Heaven's Basement rock the conference room with fans (photo John Walker)
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Heaven’s Basement Rocked WGRD This Afternoon With Acoustic Guitars [Video]

This afternoon, the guys in Heaven's Basement stopped by the WGRD studios to have lunch and play some tunes for some winners and the staff.  They were supposed to be on tour with The Pretty Reckless, but Taylor got sick, so Heaven's Basement decided to just go on a drinking tour of radio stations and have some fun!

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