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Grandville Hockey’s Mitchell Parsons Named High School Athlete of the Week

Mitchell Parsons, who captains eighth-ranked Grandville High School's hockey team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Music Friday Songs for February 13

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today's show.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘50 Shades of Grey,’ ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and ‘The Rewrite’ [Video]

Prepare for a night out to celebrate Valentine's Day with a look at this weekend's new movies which includes a variety of romantic films.

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Aquinas College and Grand Valley State University Finalists in School Security Contest

Two Michigan schools could win thousands of dollars in security equipment to help keep students safe.

Aquinas College and Grand Valley State University are finalists in Stanley Security's Together for Safer Schools grant program.

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Dishing Out All of Dessert Wars’ Goodness

Dessert Wars is tonight!

It runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday night at the Amway Grand Plaza's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids.

Get your tickets at the door!

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Game Benefits Van Andel Institute [Sponsored]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are hosting their fourth annual Purple Community Game to benefit Van Andel Institute on Friday evening.

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Porn Stars Explain What Love Is [Video]

If you were looking for advice on the meaning of love, you probably didn't think to turn to porn stars to find the answers.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens Announces First Acts For Summer Concert Series

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has announced the first three acts that will be performing at this year’s outdoor summer concert series.

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‘House of Cards’ Season 3 Leaks on Netflix Early

Frank Underwood didn’t exactly make it to the White House on honest terms, but ‘House of Cards’ season 3 has some explaining to do of its Netflix arrival. The Kevin Spacey political drama briefly made an appearance on Netflix’s streaming platforms well in advance of its February 27 premiere, so what does Francis have to say for himself?

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Trader Joe’s Signs Lease to Open Store in West Michigan

Two years ago, there were rumors that it may happen, and now it's official. Trader Joe’s is coming to Grand Rapids.

A lease was signed on Dec. 22, 2014 between representatives of Trader Joe's East Inc. and Grand Rapids-based CWD Real Estate Investment, leasing Trader Joe’s space in Kentwood. The space is located across from Centerpointe Mall on 28th Street, according to the Grand Rapids Business Journal

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Chevelle and The Used Co-Headlining May 15 Concert at Orbit Room [Video]

Thinking the Orbit Room was down and out?

Think again!

According to the Orbit Room's Facebook page, the Grand Rapids venue has some huge announcements on the way. They weren't kidding about that.

First announced was Black Label Society. And now it's Chevelle and The Used at the Orbit Room on May 15.

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Mears Man Charged with Report of False Terrorism, Destruction of Property in Grand Haven Coast Guard Attack [Video]

A 33-year-old man has been charged in the attack on the U.S. Coast Guard station in Grand Haven.

Matthew Lawrence Krueger was arrested Sunday after drove his pickup truck through a security gate at the Coast Guard Station and assaulted on-site personnel.

Prior to that, he had called Ottawa County Dispatch, telling them he had a bomb and was going to blow up the station.

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