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Grand Rapids, Gateway To The Playground Of A Nation? That’s What They Called Us In 1910 [Video]

This 1910 promotional film touting the Grand Rapids area shows that while we've changed in some ways over the past 106 years, in others ways, we're still the same.

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Kent and Kalamazoo County’s Population/Mental Health Provider Ratio Among Lowest in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report examines a variety of health measures across the country. This week, we are looking at some of the highest and lowest rated health measures found in West Michigan.

The report found that the ratios of population to mental health providers in Kent County and Kalamazoo County are among the lowest in Michigan.

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Muskegon and Ionia Counties Among the Most Obese in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report is out. This week, we are examining the results to see what they teach us about West Michigan.

The report says Muskegon and Ionia counties are among the most obese in Michigan.

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The Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run is Coming to Grand Rapids May 28

Lately we have seen all kinds of new and exciting fun runs for adults headed to the Grand Rapids area, but when one of us here at 97.9 WGRD saw the Krazy Kids Inflatable Fun Run, we couldn't help but think what a great idea...

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Allegan County Residents Among the Best Sleepers in Michigan

County Health Rankings annual report is out. This week, we are looking at what we learned about West Michigan from the report.

The report says Allegan County residents are some of the best sleepers in Michigan.

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Lakeview Schools in Battle Creek Closed After Bomb Threats

Lakeview Schools are closed in Battle Creek on Monday following threats made on Facebook.

WZZM-13 reports that Battle Creek police are investigating, and at this point have not found the threats to be credible. 

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GVSU Robotics Tournament Hosting More Than 1,000 High School Students This Weekend

More than 1,000 high school students from 41 Michigan teams will compete in a robotics tournament at Grand Valley State University today through Saturday.

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Mystery Man Buys Lunch for National Guard Troops at Rockford Restaurant

A group of soldiers from the Michigan National Guard took a break from training at the Belmont Armory to have lunch at the Corner Bar in Rockford on Wednesday and got a pleasant and completely unexpected surprise.

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Van Buren County Cemetery Vandalized, More Than 30 Headstones Damaged

Police are searching for suspects involved in the damage of dozens of headstones in Geneva County.

The Van Buren County Sheriff's Department got a report Tuesday of more than 30 headstones tipped over or damaged at the Lacota Cemetery on Baseline Road, Wood TV 8 reports.

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Man to Be Charged With Open Murder in Connection With Bobbie Maples’ Death

35-year-old Ronald Earl Williams has been charged with open murder in connection with the murder of Bobbie Maples.

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15-Year-Old Charged as an Adult in the Death of 15-Year-Old Michael White

Carlos Santiago Delgado, 15, was arraigned in Wyoming District Court Wednesday morning on the charge of open murder. The teen's bond was denied.

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GVSU Women’s Basketball in Final Four Tonight, Game on National TV

With their fourth upset win of the tournament, Grand Valley State University Women's Basketball has advanced to the Final Four.

Last night, the Lakers beat 2-seed, #19 Pittsburg State, 59-56.

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