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$2,700 in Blueberries Stolen From Farm Near South Haven [Video]

South Haven, home to the National Blueberry Festival, is missing $2,700 of it's prized berries.

WZZM-13 reports that the blueberries were stolen late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning from a farm on 16th Avenue near South Haven.

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Minor League Baseball Team Hosts ‘Appliance Race’ Between Innings [Video]

Minor league sporting events are always good for entertainment. While the caliber of play on the field may not be up to par with the big leagues, these teams usually shine at providing an entertaining experience for the fans. West Michigan's hometown team, the West Michigan Whitecaps, is no different!

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Grand Rapids Named One of the 13 Best Beer Cities in U.S. By Travel Website

Beer City USA has done it again!

Swiftly, a website dedicated to all things travel, has name Grand Rapids one of the 13 Greatest U.S. Beer Cities!

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Grand Rapids Man and His Dog Use Poopy Packages to Get Revenge on Thieves [Video]

Thieves stealing mail on Grand Rapids' West Side got a real surprise: packages full of dog poop.

Fox 17 reports that GR resident Keith Brown had had enough of scum bags robbing front porches in his neighborhood, so he enlisted the help of his Pit Bull Bella for some payback. 

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Two Grand Rapids Hot Dog Joints Make Top 40 in U.S. List

Firstly, Happy National Hot Dog Day!

Secondly, let's celebrate with some of the great hot dogs we have here in Grand Rapids!

Both Jonny B’z Dogs & More and Yesterdog have made Foursquare's top 40 list of America's Best Hot Dog Joints.

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Gas Station in Wyoming Has Second Cheapest Gas in U.S. Today

You might want to fill up that tank today!

The Family Fare in Wyoming at 28th Street and Burlingame Avenue SW, is currently the second cheapest gas station in the country!

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Founders Brewing Co. Named Best Craft Brewery in Michigan by Thrillist

The craft beer and good times were flowing at GRD's summer craft beer festival America On Tap on Saturday! One of the many fantastic breweries at the fest just got some awesome recognition!

It's another win for Beer City USA! Grand Rapids' Founders Brewing Co. has been named the No. 1 craft brewery in the state by Thrillist!

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New Scams Popping Up Around West Michigan

The Ionia County Sheriff's Office took to Facebook today to warn residents about a few scams that have popped up in the area recently.

One scam involves an "unmarked" police vehicle, while another involves extortion and compromising photos. 

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Five Things to Look Forward to at America On Tap This Saturday

Everyone's favorite summer craft beer festival, America on Tap, returns to John Ball Park this Saturday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.!

So, what kinds of things can you look forward to at America on Tap? Here a

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America On Tap – The Full List of Breweries and Beers is Here!

We're gearing up for everyone's favorite summer craft beer festival - America on Tap! We've been working to secure all of our breweries and the beers they'll be bringing, and we finally have the final list!

Check it out!

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West Michigan Boy Who Stood Up To YouTube Bullies Gets Invited to White House

An 11-year-old Hartford boy recently did something very brave: he confronted online bullies by reading their hurtful comments out loud and posting the video to YouTube.

Logan's bold message "to encourage other people to not bully people online and to encourage other people that have been bullied to not let words hurt them” is getting a lot of attention, including that of the White House.

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Caledonia Township Warning Residents of Scam

Caledonia Township is warning residents about a scam in the area. Two men have been approaching homes in the area stating that they are with the Township Assessing Department and are requesting access to people's homes in order to take photos of the interior. 

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