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Soul Asylum Announces U.S. Tour with Meat Puppets; Hitting Kalamazoo June 11

Soul Asylum and the Meat Puppets will team up for a U.S. tour this summer.

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Gov. Snyder Orders Flags Lowered Monday for Michigan Marines Killed in Crash [Video]

After public outcry, Gov. Snyder has ordered flags are to be lowered to half staff on Monday, March 30, to honor the three U.S. Marine Staff Sergeants killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash off the coast of Florida.

Originally, Snyder had been sticking to the state's flag protocol which says that flags are to be lowered for soldiers who are killed during combat. Because the Marines were killed in a training exercise, policy dictated that flags not be lowered. This did not sit well with the public, especially Veterans, Fox 17 reports

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Michigan State Advances to NCAA Elite 8 with 62-58 Win Over Oklahoma [Photos]

Travis Trice had 24 points, Denzel Valentine had 18 points and Branden Dawson added six points and 11 rebounds to lead Michigan State past Oklahoma 62-58 on Friday night in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.

The eight-seeded Spartans (26-11) advanced to the Elite Eight in the East Region with the triumph at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.

Third-seeded Oklahoma (24-11) got 21 points from Buddy Hield and 16 points and seven rebounds from TaShawn Thomas.

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Michigan Dad Accidentally Eats Daughter’s Pot Brownies, Thinks He’s Dying

I smell a stern punishment coming on for an Oakland County teen who's Dad mistakenly ate her special brownies.

Oh, wait, maybe that's just the aroma of weed. 

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Get Hard,’ ‘Home,’ ‘Serena’ and ‘While We’re Young’ [Video]

Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Naomi Watts are among the stars in this week's new movies.

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Michigan Senator Looks to Change Underage Drinking Law, Calls Current Rules ‘Too Harsh’

A Michigan senator who also has been a sheriff thinks the punishment for underage drinking in Michigan is too harsh and he's looking to change it.

State Sen. Rick Jones is championing an effort to change the law so that minors caught in possession of alcohol would not be charged with a crime until their third offense.

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Photo Courtesy of the West Michigan Whitecaps
Photo Courtesy of the West Michigan Whitecaps
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Hot-To-Tot Wins 2015 West Michigan Whitecaps’ Food Vote

The votes have been tallied, and the winner of the sixth annual West Michigan Whitecaps food contest is Hot-To-Tot.

The buffalo chicken and bleu cheese covered tater tot concoction will be on the menu at Fifth Third Ballpark this season.

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King of the Wing 2015 Rocked Grand Rapids with Amazing Chicken Wings [Photo/Video]

The third annual King of the Wing hit The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday night.

Everyone got to enjoy some amazing chicken wings courtesy of the competitors, who really took their wings to the next level!

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Courtesy Wayland Union High School
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Wayland Union Girls’ Basketball’s Presley Hudson Named High School Athlete of the Week [Video]

Presley Hudson, a senior who led the Wayland Union High School girls' basketball team to conference and district titles this season, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings Flashback: Eric Zane and Producer Joe’s 15-Second Fights Revisited [Videos]

On The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show today, we were discussing our upcoming live show in Springfield, Ill., with 92.7 QLZ.

Since there were technical issues with the show last year, we're all a bit nervous. Eric Zane then declared that if there are any issues, he will fight the responsible party.

This reminded us of the times when we used to settle disputes here on the show with some good, old-fashioned fisticuffs.

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Barry County Father Driving Construction Equipment Hits, Kills Infant

A 1-and-a-half-year-old was killed Wednesday afternoon in an accident involving construction equipment.

It happened in in Assyria Township, south of Nashville in Barry County.

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More Spinach Products Recalled, Including Meijer Organics Chopped Spinach

More organic spinach products are being recalled because of possible listeria contamination.

Joining frozen food makerAmy's Kitchen, Twin City Foods issued a voluntary recall Tuesday for several frozen spinach products, as did Superior Foods.

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