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Metalhead Ned Visits Local Shops on Record Store Day!

I celebrate a lot of holidays during the year, and they are all exciting.

However there is one day that is celebrated by record collectors nationwide, and that is Record Store Day!

I took to the streets and checked out Grand Rapids' local shops!

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Dudes I Always Seem to Run Into at Metal Shows [List]

I have seen well over 200 concerts, which means I have most likely seen every kind of fan out there.

Arena shows, club shows, outdoor shows, basement shows. etc. I have seen them all! Because I have attended so many shows, I have begun to see similar fans at every show.

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Michigan Seemingly Surrounded by Dog Flu Outbreak [Video]

A canine influenza outbreak has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the states surrounding Michigan.

Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana have all seen cases of the virus, some of them deadly.

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Police Investigating Homicide After Body Found in Grand Rapids’ Yard Early Saturday

Around 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Grand Rapids Police received a call that brought them to a home at the corner of Caufield Ave. SW and Hall St. SW.

According to Fox 17, a body was found in the side yard of the residence.

The man was pronounced dead on scene. Police are investigating what they are now calling a homicide.

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Intersection of Michigan and Fuller Set to Open Saturday

The two-week reconstruction of one of Grand Rapids' busiest intersections will be finished a week earlier than planned.

The City of Grand Rapids expects to open the intersection of Michigan St. and Fuller Ave. this Saturday at noon.

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Final Walls of Grand Rapids Press Building Downtown Coming Down Friday [Video]

I've driven by the old Grand Rapids Press building on the corner of Michigan St. and Monroe Ave. on my way to work every day for years.

While I knew there were plans to demolish it, today I was shocked to see it nearly completely gone! 

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Fortune 500 Company Distancing Itself From West Michigan Anti-Gay Repair Shop Owner

A Fortune 500 company that fought against Indiana's religious freedom law is now telling Grandville auto shop owner Brian Klawiter his business needs to stop using their logo following the shop owner's anti-gay Facebook post.

Cummins, an engine manufacturer, took to social media Thursday to say that it is in the process of notifying Dieseltec to stop using its logo on its website.

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A Quick List of Events for Record Store Day Tomorrow in Grand Rapids!

Record Store day should be considered a national holiday!

It's a day where music enthusiast head out to their local record shops and support the local shops as opposed to the big corporate stores.

Interested? Here is a quick list of things going on at local shops!

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Monkey Kingdom,’ ‘True Story’ and ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ [Video]

Some new movies to consider if you're heading to the theater this weekend. We have all the trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes to get you started.

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Grandville Business Owner Responds to Criticism of His Facebook Post

A Grandville business owner is taking to Facebook yet again to address the criticism being voiced toward him and his company following a different Facebook post in which he condemned homosexuality.

Brian Klawiter, owner of Dieseltec in Grandville, told WOOD-TV8 that since his original post started going viral, he's received threats against himself, his family, and his business. 

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Grandville Businessman’s Facebook Post Causing Controversy

A Grandville business owner has sparked controversy after posting his opinions his business' Facebook page Tuesday morning.

"There's a set of behavior rules in my place of business," Dieseltec owner Brian Klawiter wrote.. "I operate my life under Christian values and to not take those into my business, I think would be hypocritical."

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Motley Crue Planning Final Leg of Tour, Demand Them for Grand Rapids!

Motley Crue started off their final tour here in Grand Rapids. We threw a huge pre-party and had a blast of time.

If you attended the show, it was pretty awesome! Aside from a few technical errors, what would you expect from a show of that caliber?

Motley Crue wants you to decide their final leg of the tour!

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