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Five Signs That Spring Is REALLY Here In Grand Rapids

Sure the calendar has clicked to March 21, indicating that the Spring Vernal Equinox has occurred and spring is officially here, but with snow in the forecast later this week, it looks as though spring will be a little late for us in West Michigan.

Here are five signs I look for in Grand Rapids to indicate that spring is REALLY here.

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Grand Haven Named No. 2 ‘Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S.’

Grand Haven State Park held the lead for quite a bit... but somehow, just got edged out and ended up the No. 2 Best Freshwater Beach in the U.S. according to a USA Today and 10 Best Poll.

Michigan did have the most beaches in the running, though, with six beaches among the 20 that readers could choose from.

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Possible Sexual Assault Near Grand Valley Being Investigated

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Department was called early Sunday morning to Country Place Townhouses near Grand Valley State University's Allendale Campus with a report of a sexual assault.

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Happy St. Oberon’s Day!

Monday, March 21 is a special day in West Michigan. It's the day that the first kegs of Oberon will be rolled out for the season.

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German Court Bans Uber Service Nationwide
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Alleged Kalamazoo Shooter Jason Dalton Has NOT Filed a Lawsuit Agains Uber

The lawsuit allegedly filed by Kalamazoo shooting suspect Jason Dalton is a hoax, according to Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas.

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Bumble Bee Recalls Over 30,000 Cases of Tuna

Check your cabinets because Bumble Bee has recalled about 31,500 cases of their 5 oz. canned chunk light tuna.

According to Bumble Bee's website, the recall is
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Switch Lists First Job Openings for Gaines Township Data Center

Switch is hiring for their new 2 million square-foot, $5 billion SUPERNAP data center at the site of the former Steelcase pyramid in Gaines Township.

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Michigan Woman Attacked With Acid

A Michigan man is in police custody after he allegedly poured acid on a woman Wednesday morning.

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MSU Alum Mateen Cleaves Charged in Alleged Sexual Assault Case

Mateen Cleaves has been charged unlawful imprisonment, assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, second-degree criminal sexual conduct, and two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

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‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Starts March 16 Across Michigan

The Michigan State Police in conjunction with several county and municipal police forces throughout the state will begin their "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign Wednesday ahead of St. Patrick's Day, the NCAA tournament, and spring break.

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Holland Tulip Time in the Running for Best Flower Festival in U.S.

Growing up in West Michigan, the Holland Tulip Time Festival always meant the start of summer to me. I can remember being so little and standing in one of the many beautiful gardens, and the tulips were nearly taller than I was!

Holland's annual celebration is in the running for "Best Flower Festival" in a USA and 10 Best Poll.

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Are Armadillos Moving To Michigan? [Video]

In addition to the ever present early spring skunk stink and the raccoons taking out power transformers, we now have new rodents to bother us. How delightful. 

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