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Meijer Surprises More Than 200 Customers By Paying For Their Christmas Purchases [Video]

Saturday was a lucky day for some folks who visited their local Meijer to do their Christmas shopping.

The retailer gave 213 unsuspecting customers a HUGE surprise at the checkout: their entire shopping carts filled with gifts and groceries were given to them free!

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Sony Pictures Entertainment Cancels Christmas Release of ‘The Interview’ [Video]

Following today’s release of a message sent from the mysterious group responsible for the massive Sony hack, the company has now informed theater owners that they can opt out of screening ‘The Interview’ if they are concerned about the terrorist threat. Although the Department of Homeland Security responded by saying they could find “no credible info” on planned attacks, Sony has decided to place the decision to screen the film in the hands of theater executives.

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Photo Bernt Rostad
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Founders Brewing Co. Goes Global with Spanish Investor

Grand Rapids' Founders Brewing Co. now has an international investor.

Founders announced Wednesday that Mahou San Miguel brewery in Spain, will be their new partner.

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New Line Cinema and MGM Pictures
New Line Cinema and MGM Pictures
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New Movies (This Week): ‘Annie,’ ‘The Gambler,’ ‘Goodbye to All That,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’ and ‘Mr. Turner’ [Video]

The new movies start early this week with two releases on a Wednesday.

The releases this week include sequels for "The Hobbit" and "Night at the Museum" and the return of a precocious little girl named Annie.

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Niki Bloem
Niki Bloem
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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Is On January Horizon [Video]

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is Jan. 23-25, 2015, at Richmond Hill Park in Grand Rapids.

Get your team signed up with 97.9 WGRD over the next couple days.

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Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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Michigan Senate OKs Setting Drunk Boating, Snowmobiling Limits at 0.08 Percent BAC

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign bills soon that will subject boaters and snowmobilers to the same blood-alcohol limits as motor vehicle drivers.

The bills approved unanimously Tuesday by the state Senate would set the legal alcohol limit at 0.08 percent blood-alcohol content (BAC) instead of 0.10 percent BAC.

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John Moore/Getty Images
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Gas Less Than $2 Per Gallon in West Michigan Is Good News For Holiday Travels

Did we travel back in time? Gasoline is the cheapest it has been in five years in West Michigan!

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Screengrab courtesy MSU athletics, via Vine
Screengrab courtesy MSU athletics, via Vine
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Michigan State’s Tom Izzo Plays ‘Jingle Bells’ On Accordion [Video]

On his weekly radio show Monday night, Izzo busted out the squeezebox for a few holiday tunes, as has become tradition around this time of year. His players joined in on the chorus.

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Mr. Money in the Bank, Seth Rollins, with Janna and Johnnie at WGRD!
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WWE’s Mr. Money in the Bank Seth Rollins Talks Super Smackdown in Grand Rapids at WGRD [Video]

WWE's current Money in the Bank winner, Seth Rollins, stopped by WGRD to talk about tonight's big Super Smackdown live show at the Van Andel tonight in Grand Rapids!

Seth is a big guy in WWE right now, and he's carrying around the beaten and battered Money in the Bank briefcase, that holds his one-time contract to fight for the title. He talked to Janna Johnnie and winner Adamm-with-two-ms about his fight Monday night against Cena, his plan for using his Money in the Bank contractand more!

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Drew Brees
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New Orleans Saints Take NFC South Lead with Win Over Chicago Bears

Drew Brees passed for 375 yards and three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints routed the Bears, 31-15, in Chicago on Monday night.

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Weekend Box Office Report: Audiences Pass Over ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Sometimes, a film can effortlessly open at number one at the box office while still being a pretty huge disaster. This is the case with ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ which rode a wave of terrible reviews and an even more terrible marketing campaign to a hugely disappointing start. With a lot of big movies opening the next two weeks, the new Biblical epic won’t even find time to grow some legs. Chances are strong that it is dead on arrival.

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