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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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Craigslist Founder Launches Campaign to Provide 25,000 Cases of Water to Flint

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has launched and online campaign to help those affected by the Flint water crisis.

Newmark has pledged to donate 100 cases of water to the United Way of Southeastern Michigan for every $20 donated to any CrowdRise campaign for Flint water crisis relief, the Detroit News reports.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Postponed, Registration Has Reopened

After much review and discussion, we have decided to postpone the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic to February 12-14. That also means that you still have time to register your team!

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Report Finds Grand Rapids Has Stronger Occupancy Rate Than Most of the U.S.

Grand Rapids was recently named the top real estate market to watch in 2016; A new report further backs this up!

According to the Grand Rapids Business Journal, Chicago-based Triad Real Estate Partners released a report showing Grand Rapids has a 98 percent occupancy rate among the 17,000 units in 50 apartment complexes surveyed.

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What’s Expiring on Netflix Instant: February 2016

Let’s hope the Terminator really will be back, because he’s leaving Netflix in a few days.

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New Phone Scam Targeting Wyoming Businesses

A new phone scam is targeting businesses in the city of Wyoming. Police say that two different businesses have been called by someone claiming to work for Consumer's Energy.

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EGR’s Peter Stuursma Named Hope College’s New Head Football Coach

Hope College has named Peter Stuursma its new head football coach.

Stuursma, Hope College alumnus '93, was previously head football coach at East Grand Rapids High School where he won seven state championships in sixteen seasons.

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Firefighters Working to Put Out Blaze at Days Inn, 28th St. Closed Down

Firefighters are working to put out a fire at the Days Inn and Suites located on 28th Street in Grandville.

The fire is believed to have started in the boiler room around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Police have shut down 28th Street near the hotel to connect additional hoses to hydrants.

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Dave Mustaine Tells GRD He Needs a Mustaine Embargo on His Periscope Account [Video]

On Thursday, I had the honor of getting to talk with Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, in celebration of the release of the band's 15th album, Dystopia. Dave was great to talk with, and has a lot of great stories, and fun things that happened around the recording of the new album.

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Pearl Jam + Friends Pledge $300,000 to Flint in Response to Water Crisis

Pearl Jam's has a long history of donating to charitable causes, which continues with their pledge to donate $100,000 to the United Way of Genesee County to assist Flint.

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