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Michigan State Is Eerily Similar to 2014 NCAA Champion Connecticut [Videos/Infographic]

You’ve heard the comparisons.

This is what it is about: This Michigan State University men's basketball team looks a lot like last year’s NCAA Division I national champion, UConn.

Whether or not that comparison is fair gets put to the test on the court in the NCAA Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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FLAW Plans New Album; Spring 2015 Tour with Battle Creek, Flint Dates

FLAW have revealed plans to release a new album and tour later this spring with Seasons After.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Furious 7,’ ‘Cut Bank’ and ‘Effie Gray’ [Video]

If your weekend plans don't include spring break on a beach, here are this week's new movies.

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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park Adds Second Day in Mid-August [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park is now on Aug. 15 and 16.

The second day was just added because of local demand.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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WGRD’s Dumb Internet Challenge 7 — Oven Mitten Balloon Popping [Video]

The other day, Metalhead Ned brought a balloon into my office, having found a giant bag of them in a closet he was looking through.

That sparked the idea for today's challenge. So, I grabbed a bunch of oven mittens, gathered together the usual suspects, and turned on the camera for this week's Dumb Internet Challenge!

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East Grand Rapids Boys’ Swimming’s Andy MacGregor Named High School Athlete of the Week

Andy MacGregor, a junior who claimed two individual state titles and was on a state champion relay for East Grand Rapids High School boys' swimming team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Allegiant Air Pilots’ Strike Could Affect Grand Rapids Travel This Week

Flying Allegiant Air anytime soon?

A pilots' strike that could begin as early as Thursday (April 2) could impact your spring break travel plans.

Reuters reports that the strike follows more than two years of unsuccessful contract talks and several allegations made by the union and management alike.

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‘The Tonight Show’ Puppies Pick Michigan State to Win NCAA Final Four [Video]

Some might not be very optimistic about No. 7 seed Michigan State University winning the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball national championship this weekend in Indianapolis.

(We call those people haters, and they can shut up, right?)

But you know who loves an underdog? Dogs, apparently.

Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show" puppies have picked MSU to win it all!

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Grand Rapids Griffins Prank Fans with Fake Parking Tickets for April Fools’ Day

Parking tickets suck. Think about that feeling of dread you get when you see a ticket on your car.

Then, imagine that feeling turning to joy when you realize it's actually a free ticket to a Grand Rapids Griffins' game!

Nice one, Griffs.

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Cheers to WGRD Beers of the Month!!

 

Grand Rapids is an epicenter of craft brewing as evidenced by its status as Beer City USA.

In embracing the excellent craft beer craftsmanship found in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan, 97.9 WGRD is highlight some of the best local brews with its WGRD Beers of the Month.

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West Michigan’s Perrin Brewing Co. Sold to Colorado Craft Brewery Oskar Blues [Video]

 

Perrin Brewing Co. in Comstock Park is now under the ownership of Oskar Blues, a brewing company in Colorado.

Perrin, a 3-year-old brewery 10 miles north of downtown Grand Rapids, announced the sale Friday, March 27.

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WGRD Beers of the Month

Grand Rapids is Beer City USA!

Embrace that hoppy honor by knocking back some locally-crafted brews, choosing from among the WGRD Beers of the Month -- all specially made right here in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

Cheers!

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