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Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson Lead Detroit Lions’ 35-14 Rout of New York Giants

Matthew Stafford threw for 346 yards and two touchdowns — both to Calvin Johnson — and the Lions routed the New York Giants, 35-14, on Monday night in Detroit.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Reigns Again

There actually was a new film released this week. It's called 'The Identical' and it's a Christian-themed fable about what would have happened if Elvis Presley's stillborn twin brother had survived. Well, for reasons that should be obvious after reading that sentence, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' held onto the number one spot this weekend while 'The Identical' opened outside of the top 10, never to be heard from again.

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Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week: Forest Hills Field Hockey’s Hannah Gavle

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The Black Keys Kicking Off U.S. Tour with Van Andel Concert; Ready to Record Again [Video]

The Black Keys are set to kickoff the U.S. leg of their world tour in support of 'Turn Blue' this weekend, but the duo just revealed they won't be forgetting fans down under.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Look Inside Dumber Than Zane Trivia

Each Thursday on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize.

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Michigan’s Minimum Wage Increases to $8.15 on September 1st

Michigan's minimum wage is increasing by 75 cents per hour September 1, 2014, going from $7.40 to $8.15. The change happens on Labor Day, a day to honor American workers. 

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Rules

A few weeks ago, this column was skeptical that Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' could reach $300 million. Now, it seems impossible that it won't. Thanks to ecstatic word of mouth, killer marketing and only one genuinely successful box office challenger (that would be 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'), Marvel's oddball space opera has managed to spend three of the past four weekends at the number one spot at the box office, giving it enough momentum to officially become the highest grossing film of 2014.

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Labor Fest 2014 Today in Grand Rapids’ Ah-Nab-Awen Park

Hard to believe September is here, isn't it? Seems like the summer went awfully fast.

But here it is, Labor Day. And if you're looking for something to do today, I'd like to point you toward Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids for Labor Fest 2014!

Labor Fest runs from 11 a

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97.9 WGRD’s September 2014 Top Songs Playlist [Video]

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College Football 2014: Week 1

Week 1 is (nearly) in the books and the season got off to an exciting start with lots of top teams playing closer-than-expected games. Here are some things we learned this week.
The Top Ten Has a Lot of Question Marks
While there were no major upsets this weekend, that’s not to say that we didn’t see some red flags surrounding some of the nation’s top teams

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Esquire: Brewery Vivant Has One of ‘Weirdest Brewery Locations In America’

Grand Rapids has gotten noticed for a lot of things in recent years: art, health care, beer, and much more.

Now, our "weird" brewery locations are getting attention, too.

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Update: West Michigan Man, Dan Maurer, Gets Surgery on 100-Pound Scrotum [Video/Audio]

Earlier this summer,  “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show” talked with Dan Maurer, the 39-year-old Burlington man suffering from a condition that caused his scrotum to grow to somewhere between 75 and 100 pounds.

At the time, he was raising money to help fund the surgery that would change his life.

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