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Dublin Pub Owner: Founders All Day IPA Is Top Seller on St. Patrick’s Day [Video]

A pub owner in Ireland says a Grand Rapids beer is a top seller in his pub on St. Patrick's Day!

Gareth Cummings, who runs Thomas House in Dublin, gave props to Founders All Day IPA in a Reddit AMA session.

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Watch for Northern Lights in Michigan Tonight

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center has observed a severe geomagnetic storm.

The storm has raised Michigan's chances of seeing the northern lights tonight.

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Between the Buried and Me Reveal New Album Details + Summer 2015 Tour Dates

Between the Buried and Me have given their next album a title and release date and announced summer shows to promote it.

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Michigan-Fuller Intersection in Grand Rapids will be Closed Two Weeks in April

Possibly the only not great thing about spring is that it marks the beginning of pothole and road construction season in West Michigan.

The City of Grand Rapids announced Monday that a major intersection in Grand Rapids will close for two weeks in April:

The corner of Michigan Street and Fuller Avenue NE will be getting a full concrete overhaul.

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Rockford-Sparta Wins Gymnastics State Title

It was an exciting end to the season as Rockford-Sparta High School gymnastics team won the state championship in Rockford on Friday.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Cinderella’ Reigns Supreme; Liam Neeson Turns Into Pumpkin

Suddenly, Disney’s upcoming live action version of Beauty and the Beast is looking like a very wise move. After all, their new take on Cinderella shook the box office out of the doldrums, launching with numbers that feel more at home with the summer than March. Yes, it even took down that might spring movie season titan Liam Neeson.

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Police Are Looking for Grand Rapids Armed Robbery Suspect

Police are in pursuit of an armed bank robbery suspect Saturday in Grand Rapids.

According to WZZM-13, the suspect is armed with a shotgun. He was last seen near Dale and Plainfield around 9:30 a.m. after allegedly robbing the Kent County Credit Union, 1619 Plainfield Avenue NE in Grand Rapids.

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Kalamazoo Store Giving Out Free Clothing Saturday [Video]

Today (March 14), a West Michigan clothing store is giving away free clothing to those in need.

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Patton Oswalt Literally Brings Down House at LaughFest Show When Backdrop Collapses

Anything can happen at a live show, including pieces of the set falling apart-- which is what happened at Pat Oswalt's LaughFest performance on Friday night.

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Military Releases Names of U.S. Marines Killed In Chopper Crash

WWMT Newschannel 3 reports the names of the special forces Marines who were killed in a helicopter crash have been released, one being from West Michigan and two others from elsewhere in the state.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Run All Night’ and ‘It Follows’ [Video]

It's a good weekend for new movies, with Disney's retelling of Cinderella leading the way.

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