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Google Maps Totally Screwed Up The National Forests In Michigan

If you've been on Google Maps lately you might have overlooked a little detail about Michigan's National Forests that Google got wrong. It's the Manistee National Forest and the Huron National Forest labels, or lack thereof, that jumped out to a Reddit user...

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West MI’s First ‘Police Ice Cream Truck’ Will Make its Debut in Holland Today!

While we respect the hard work and all that officers do, police are not always highlighted in the best manner. So in order to strengthen the relationship between cops and the community, the city of Holland will be rolling out a Police Ice Cream Truck Tuesday, 6/6...

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Michigan Family To Bike 1,200 Miles On A Tandem Bike To Fight Childhood Cancer

Meet the Helminen family.  They plan to bike 1,200 miles across the state of Michigan to help raise money to fight cancer.  They’re doing as part of The Great Cycle Challenge USA...

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Did You Know You Can Give Panhandlers in G.R. a Redeemable Voucher Instead of Money?

If you drive or walk through Grand Rapids, especially downtown, you are bound to see a panhandler or two on the side of the road asking for money...

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Is Shipt About To Start Alcohol Delivery In West Michigan? Yes!

GOOD NEWS!! Soon Shipt will start delivering alcohol with your groceries from Meijer!

Here’s the deal though, it’s not been announced officially...

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GRPD Body Cam Video Of Fatal Shooting of Malik Carey Is Harrowing [Video]

Police body cam footage of the fatal shooting May 3 of Malik Carey in Grand Rapids has been released, and it makes you fully understand the unanticipated dangers of police work.

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Bob Seger Adds Grand Rapids To Tour, But Is It His Last? [Video]

Bob Seger announced the complete list of tour stops for his 2017 Runaway Train Tour, including a September stop at Van Andel Arena.

But is it his last tour?

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Who Remembers Bill Knapp’s?

I do, that's for sure. The fried chicken, meat loaf, au gratin potatoes, mmmm, special soups, and, ahhhh, the chocolate cake. What a meal.

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Top Five Videos From 48 Years of ‘Festival Of The Arts’

Yes, it's Festival week in Grand Rapids! Dreams of meat on a stick and bad memories of singing on stage with your high school chorus dance in your heads!

Here's five videos of Festival I found. From Mustard Plug to a parody of Festival from the '80s, they're all beautiful in their own way, and each may touch a nerve, good or bad of Festivals past.

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West Michigan Animal Sanctuary Seeking BellyRubbers

I have had “dog fever” for the last few months; unfortunately, I live in a place that won’t let me have a dog, so when I came across a Facebook post looking for “bellyrubbers”, I was interested...

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Can You Spell Michigan’s Most Misspelled Word?

This week kicks off the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. so in honor, Google took a look at their trends to find out what word each state most commonly misspells...

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Be Careful Not To Break Any Of These Crazy Michigan Laws

I was recently told about a Michigan law that it was illegal to swear in front of women and children. I couldn’t believe this was (still) a law and after a little searching Michigan State Laws online, I found that it was actually repealed in 2002; but there were a few other “crazy” laws still on the books here in Michigan...

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