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Briefing for Concerned LSU Parents
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GVSU Room and Board Rates Going Up

The Grand Valley State University Board of Trustees has approved an increase in room and board rates for GVSU students.

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Grandville High School’s Wrestling Appeal Denied

It's official -- wrestlers from Grandville High School will not be allowed to participate in the post-season.

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Registration Now Open for Grand Rapids’ Insane Inflatable 5K 2016

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park is now on August 20.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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What Do You Think? Would You Like Mr. Fables to Return?

There is a great website in town called GR Retro, and boy is it fun. It's really a blast from the past, and if you're a long-time Grand Rapidian, or, just new to the area, it's a fun trip back to the future.

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Mitchell/FOX 2 Detroit Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Leading Hillary Clinton in West Michigan

The Mitchell/FOX 2 Detroit Poll released on Tuesday shows Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading Senator Bernie Sanders 57% to 28% among likely Democratic Party Presidential Primary voters in Michigan. However, Sanders leads Clinton in West Michigan 44% to 27%.

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Muskegon Heights Police Chief Scolds Reporters as His Phone Plays Western Movie Theme Song [Video]

Interim Police Chief Dr. Joseph Thomas was not happy with some of the questions being asked, and decided to let the reporters know that.  A cell phone started ringing while he was scolding them, and the ring tone just happened to be the theme 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.'

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Two Students, Two Others Shot Outside Muskegon Heights High School

Police responded to several people injured in a shooting Tuesday night at Muskegon Heights Academy High School. Four people were shot, including two students.

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Scam IRS Phone Calls Plaguing West Michigan Residents

It seems like every tax season we see another IRS scam or two pop up in the area, but things seem to be worse this year in West Michigan...

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The Ultimate Grand Rapids Lenten Fish Fry Guide

February 10 is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the observance of Lent.

Thousands of West Michigan Catholics will observe the Lenten practice of abstaining from meat each Friday until Easter and many parishes in the Diocese of Grand Rapids will host Friday fish fries.

View our guide to Lenten fish fries in Grand Rapids with times, prices, menus and maps.

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10 Pictures that Prove Lake Michigan is Beautiful in the Winter

As if you needed another reason to go to the beach. Here are some pictures that prove Lake Michigan is beautiful no matter what the season.

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Chipotle To Close Restaurants For Few Hours For Food Safety Meeting
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You’re Not Going to be Able to Have Chipotle for Lunch this Afternoon

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m Monday, Chipotle is closing all of its restaurants nationwide for a food safety meeting.

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The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in West Michigan

As we approach Valentine's Day many of us are looking for the perfect place to book a romantic dinner for our significant other.

Last week, OpenTable revealed the '100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America' and two Michigan restaurants made the list...

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