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Grand Rapids Named Best City to Invest in Housing in 2016

Grand Rapids has raked in another honor!

Recently topping the list for Hottest Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2016, GR has also been named by Forbes the No. 1 City to Invest in Housing in 2016

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Obscure World Capitols in Michigan
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4 Michigan Cities Named Among the 90 Surprising Capitals of the World

Atlas Obscura produced a map of 90 surprising world capitals, as in Lima, Ohio, the world capital of pork rinds or Strong, Maine, the world capital of toothpicks...

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Jenison Firefighter With Brain Cancer Gets Mortgage Paid Off by Community

Recently, the community came together to help Kevin Sikkema's family as he continues to undergo treatment by raising over $100,000 on GoFundMe to pay off his mortgage.

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Spoonlickers Plans to Rapidly Expand, Open New Locations

On Tuesday, Spoonlickers, the popular Grand Rapids-based frozen yogurt company, announced expansion plans including new products, catering and new stores.

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Wyoming Police Surround House Searching for Shooting Suspects [Video]

Police in Wyoming have posted a SWAT team and negotiators around a house in the 100 block of Colrain Street SW near Division Avenue.

Fox 17 reports that police are searching for suspects related to the shooting death of 17-year-old near 44th Street and Division Avenue. Wednesday night. 

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Authorities Identify Body Found Buried in Muskegon County as Bobbie Maples

The Muskegon county Medical Examiner has confirmed that the body found in Muskegon County on Jan. 22 is that of missing 32-year-old Bobbie Maples.

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Mackinac Bridge During Construction
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Historic Photo Shows Mackinac Bridge During Construction

Today the Mackinac Bridge spans the straits that separate Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas and is one of the state's best known and most enduring symbols. This photo shows what the bridge looked like when construction was just getting underway.

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A Look at the Construction Progress on the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum [Photos]

Today, donors and members of the media were given a tour of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation’s progress on the construction of the nearly 8,000-square-foot DeVos Learning Center and the complete renovation of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, which closed its doors in October. The learning center and museum are scheduled to open in early June.

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Winter Weather Advisory Goes Into Effect Tuesday Afternoon, Could Make Wednesday’s Commute Messy

National Weather Service forecasters have issued a winter weather advisory for all of the Lake Michigan shoreline, including some inland counties. Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Holland, and Muskegon will likely see least an inch of snow, while other areas will see higher accumulations.

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How Michigan Became A State
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Think You Know Exactly How Michigan Became a State? This Video Might Surprise You

Michigan recently celebrated its 179th birthday, well on way to its bicentennial. But how exactly did Michigan become a state? It wasn't quick and it wasn't easy - thanks to our neighbor to the south, Ohio.

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Active Shooter Reported at San Diego Medical Center

An active shooter has been reported at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego, California.

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Man Exposes Himself to Woman on Grand Rapids Sidewalk

A woman told police that around 3 p.m. Monday she was walking down the sidewalk in an area a little southeast of East Paris and 52nd St. when a completely naked man exposed himself to her. She described the man as white, heavy set, with brown hair, and in his late 20's or early 30's.

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