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PHOTOS: EF-1Tornado Confirmed In Portland

7:00pm UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down for approximately 10 minutes at roughly 2:30 p.m.

5:15pm UPDATE: Emergency Services have advised us that they are conducting searches with dogs, to make sure the area is clear, and there are no people trapped in homes or buildings.

There are also reports of possible gas leaks, and Consumers Energy is on site to help with any possible gas leaks.

Please consider the city of Portland closed at this time. Do not try to travel through or go to Portland, let them do their work to make sure everyone is safe.

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Severe Weather to Move Into West Michigan Monday

Monday began with sunny skies, but storms have been developing to the west and are advancing quickly into West Michigan.

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Hamburg, Michigan Attempts to Break Guinness Record for Doughnut Line

Now, that is a tasty sounding headline.

Why the folks in Hamburg Township, Michigan went for doughnuts and not hamburgers, I'm unsure, but they sure did a heck of a job lining up 24,000 doughnuts to go after the existing Guiness World Record for longest doughnut line!

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New Trader Joe’s in Kentwood Has an Opening Date!

After years of rumors that a Trader Joe's was coming to West Michgian, it's finally happening!

Back in December the store signed a lease to move into a space on 28th Street across from Centerpointe Mall. Then we were all left wondering, "When?! When is it opening?"

Well, now we know!

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Coloradans Attempt to Describe Michigan Things and Landmarks (Hilariously) [Video]

We've been having some fun with some of our colleagues in different cities across the country over the past few months. We've had Texans attempt to pronounce the names of places/things in Michigan, and now we've taken things a step further.

Watch in awe as some of our friends from Grand Junction, Colo. attempt to describe common Michigan things. 

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Photo Courtesy of Sam Iannamico
Photo Courtesy of Sam Iannamico
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Todd Nelson to be Announced as New Head Coach of Grand Rapids Griffins [Video]

A familiar face will be returning to coach the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Todd Nelson, who was an assistant with the Griffins in 2002-03, will be announced as the new head coach of the Griffins sometime this week. 

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Arnel Manalang/ ThinkStock
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Home Builders Association of Grand Rapids to Host Construction Only Job Fair [Video]

The Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids along with other organizations is holding the first ever Construction Only Job Fair.

It's June 25, 11a.m. to 1p.m. at the Michigan Works building in Grand Rapids at 215 Straight Ave. NW.

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Mark Stout/ ThinkStock
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Michigan-Based Olga’s Kitchen Declares Bankruptcy

Does this mean the end to delicious, crispy yet soft, Olga Bread snackers and incredible swiss almond cheese spread?

The Michigan company says no. Phew.

Olga's Kitchen is not shutting down, but the company has file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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First Confirmation of West Nile Virus in Michigan of 2015

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has confirmed Michigan's first West Nile virus activity of 2015.

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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
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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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