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University of Michigan Announcing Jim Harbaugh As New Head Football Coach [Video]

The University of Michigan announced Monday night it is making a major football announcement at noon today.

While Michigan has not confirmed it, it has been widely reported U-M Interim Athletic Director Jim Hackett plans to introduce former San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh as the Wolverines' next head coach in Ann Arbor.

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Gas Prices Drop as Low as $1.66 Per Gallon in West Michigan

Over Christmas, I did quite a bit of traveling. I got to see an array of gas prices throughout Michigan.

In my family's home of South Haven, the lowest I saw was $1.87 per gallon. Near West Branch (sort of mid to upper Michigan) where my boyfriend is from, gas was the steep price of $2.22!

Funny, but that price seems high compared to what we've been seeing here in West Michigan.

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Governor Signs Bills Approving Suspicion-Based Drug-Testing for Welfare Recipients

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed new legislation Friday to enact a drug-testing program for adult welfare recipients.

House Bill 4118 and Senate Bill 275 were among a number of bills approved by Snyder.

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The Detroit Free Press Puts Wrong Harbaugh Brother On Front Page

Jim Harbaugh has been let go by the San Francisco 49ers and it has been widely reported/speculated that he will take over as head coach at the University of Michigan.

The Detroit Free Press decided to report this bit of news on their front page on Monday. Only problem? They used a photo of the wrong Harbaugh brother to accompany their story. 

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Playoff Field Is Set, Other Things We Learned In NFL Week 17

The 2014 NFL regular season ended on Sunday, as all remaining playoff spots were claimed and several division titles were decided -- including the NFC North by the Green Bay Packers with their 30-20 win over the Detroit Lions.

Here's a recap of the day's action.

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97.9 WGRD’s Hottest Topics for 2014

Here are GRD's hottest topics for 2014.

We cover a lot of ground here at 97.9 WGRD.

The list was determined by you -- at least as much as you visited online with 97.9 WGRD.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings’ 2014 Top 10

"The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" covers so many topics in the course of one show, it's tough to imagine all the things that Free Beer, Hot Wings, Eric Zane, Producer Joe, Steve and their guests -- celebrities, Dumber Than Zane Trivia, callers and listeners -- d

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West-Coasters Try Michigan’s Favorite Foods For the First Time [Video]

We've got some pretty special products that come from right here in Michigan. Most likely you grew up with them and don't think much about it. I mean, what Michigander hasn't tried Faygo?

Well, for those from out-of-state, maybe some Michigan-made items are a little odd. Here's a video of some Californians trying classic Michigan foods for the first time.

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Two Playoff Spots Are Still Up for Grabs, Other Things To Know About NFL Week 17

Each conference has a playoff spot open as the NFL readies for its final week of the 2014 regular season. Here are this week’s most interesting storylines.

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Central Michigan Loses 49-48 to Western Kentucky in Popeyes Bahamas Bowl After Trailing by 35 [Video]

An exciting comeback fell just short as Central Michigan failed to convert on a two-point conversion with no time left and lost to Western Kentucky, 49-48.

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New Movies (This Week): ‘American Sniper,’ ‘Big Eyes,’ ‘The Interview,’ ‘Into The Woods,’ ‘Selma’ and ‘Unbroken’ [Video]

This is the week when "The Interview" was going to be released, but some hackers infiltrated Sony Pictures Entertainment's computers, made some threats and got the farce about an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un by two American journalists -- starring Seth Rogen and James Franco -- canceled.

Well, actually, Sony Pictures Entertainment now says it is going to release "The Interview" in limited theatrical release on Dec. 25. Whatever.

Either way, there are still plenty of other films coming out on Christmas Day (Thursday): about a Navy S.E.A.L. sniper, a painter who ran into legal troubles and rediscovered herself, a witch involved with characters from children's stories, the civil rights marches of the 1960s and a U.S. Olympian captured by the Japanese during World War II

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‘The Interview’ Is Opening on Christmas After All (In Some Theaters and on Video on Demand)

It looks like "The Interview" -- Seth Rogen’s ultra-controversial comedy about an American assassination attempt on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un — will open on Christmas after all.

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