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Michigan Activity Pass Gets You into Parks and Attractions for Free

Have library card, will travel.

If you belong to a Michigan library, you have access to the new Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program, which gets you into Michigan parks, museums, campgrounds and other attractions for free or at a discount.

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Lions’ Caldwell Bumped From Throwing Tigers’ First Pitch by New Red Wings’ Coach Jeff Blashill

Tuesday the Detroit Red Wings made it official: Jeff Blashill, coach of the Grand Rapids Griffins for the past 3 seasons, is the new head coach of the Wings.

That very night Blashill was invited to throw out the first pitch at the Detroit Tigers game, bumping the previously scheduled ceremonial first pitcher, Lions' coach Jim Caldwell.

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Courtesy Kent County Animal Shelter
Courtesy Kent County Animal Shelter
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Stuffed Tiger that Caused Scare in Grand Rapids Backyard is Headed to Little Girl in Florida [Video]

The story of the Grand Rapids' stuffed tiger has a happy ending!

On May 28, Kent County Animal Control got a bizarre call. Someone had spotted a tiger in backyard of a home on Grand Rapids' Southwest side!

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First 28,000 Kids to Visit Grand Rapids City Pools Swim For Free Starting June 10

Grand Rapids city pools are open for the season!

Normally, it costs $1 for kids 1-17 (infants are free) to swim at one of the three Grand Rapids' public pools.

Thanks to a generous donation-- the first 28,000 kids to visit the city pools will swim for free!

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Mackinac Island Named Michigan’s Most Underrated Tourist Attraction

Supercompressor.com recently released a list of the most underrated tourist attractions in each state. I don't know where they got their info from, since those of us who live in the Mitten State know about the wonders of Mackinac Island, but that is the destination they chose as Michigan's "most underrated". 

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Jeff Blashill Expected to Become New Head Coach of Detroit Red Wings

The Grand Rapids Griffins made a valiant effort for the Calder Cup in 2015, making it to the Western Conference Finals, just two years after winning it all.

The efforts of head coach Jeff Blashill have not been unnoticed by the Detroit Red Wings.

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Photo Credit: Chris Lovell
Photo Credit: Chris Lovell
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GRD Listeners Sound Off on New Pop Evil Song ‘Footsteps’; What Do you Think? Listen and Vote Here! [Video/Poll]

WGRD debuted Pop Evil's new song "Footsteps" Monday, with the help of PE's Matt DiRito and Leigh Kakaty!

Showing some hometown love for West Michigan, the guys let WGRD premiere the song before anyone else!

Check out "Footsteps" here and listen to what other GRD listeners have to say about the new Pop Evil song!

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Grand Rapids’ Brewery Vivant Make Thrillists’ ‘Best Nachos in America’ List

Nachos might be one of my all time favorite foods. But they have to be done right. None of that sick, fake, liquid cheese and all of the guac, onions, jalapeños, spicy chicken, and sour cream. Yum.

Now you might read that description and think, "No no. Good nachos must have beef!" Or "Um, fake liquid cheese is delicious..."

Listen, we all might have different opinions on what "good nachos" are. Well you're sure to find something meeting your standards on Thrillists' "The 21 Best Nachos in America"-- and Grand Rapids' Brewery Vivant made the list!

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Fight Over Waffle Maker Gets 30 People Kicked out of Michigan Hotel

Listen, who doesn't love waffles at a complimentary breakfast? You get to pour in the batter yourself, turn that iron over, then boom, in a matter of minutes, your own delicious waffle.

While I understand how awesome waffles are, I'm not exactly sure how 30 people managed to get kicked out of a hotel in Ludington Mich., over a waffle maker.

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Steve Hix/Somos Images/Corbis/ ThinkStock
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Female Fight Caught on Camera at Michigan Gas Station [Video]

Fox 2 News Headlines

About 6 women got into an altercation at a Sunoco gas station on Detroit's east side and the brawl was caught on camera, Fox 2 Detroit reports.

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Kid Rock Makes Surprise Visit to GM’s Flint Assembly Plant

Kid Rock sure does love his home state of Michigan: In August he's playing 10 shows at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston!

MLive reports that Kid Rock just popped in to a General Motor's plant in Flint for a surprise visit Wednesday morning!

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Putt-Putt’s Bar on Grand Rapids’ West Side Under Investigation for Alleged Illegal Gambling

Putt-Putt's, a popular bar on Grand Rapids' West Side is being investigated for alleged illegal gambling.

WZZM-13 reports that on May 19th police executed a search warrant at the bar on West Fulton Street.

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