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Three Barfly Ventures Restaurants to Close Early Thursday to Remember 7-Year-Old Girl

Three Barfly Ventures restaurants - Stella's Lounge, HopCat, and Grand Rapids Brewing Company - all announced via Facebook that they will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday so that staff may attend the memorial of a 7-year-old girl.

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They Don’t Call It March Madness For Nothing, Check Out Grand Rapids Christian’s Buzzer Beater [Video]

The Michigan State High School boy's basketball tournament is not for the faint of heart.

Grand Rapids Christian fans found that out last night when their team blew a 17 point lead down the stretch and were down to their final shot. 

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Should You Tip Meijer Shipt Shoppers? How Much? [Poll]

Last week, Meijer announced they are partnering with Shipt to provide home delivery in West Michigan beginning March 29.

If you purchase a membership and your order is at least $35 delivery is free, but many customers tip the Shipt employees who shop and deliver the orders.

Will you tip your Shipt shopper? How will you decide how much to tip?

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Michigan Gamers Need to Check Out this Subreddit!

If you play video games, board games, card games, or pretty much any type of game, you need to check out the brand new Michigan Gamers Subreddit...

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Job Growth Spurs Drop In Unemployment Rate To 4.7 Percent
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Grand Rapids Public Schools Is Holding A Job Fair With On-site Interviews

Need a new job? GRPS is having a job fair, Saturday March 25th

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Another Day, Another West Michigan Business Closing – This Time It’s a Brewery!

Dutch Girl Brewery in Spring Lake announced Tuesday on Facebook that they have closed their doors for good. Unless, of course, you'd like to buy it.

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GVSU Students Working With NASA on Mars Surface Sampling Tool

Grand Valley State University students will travel to Houston to work with NASA in a zero-gravity environment on a tool being designed for a mission to Mars.

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Kent County Police Asking for Public’s Help Finding Woman Accused of Stealing Groceries

The Kent County Sheriff's Department has released surveillance photos of a woman they believe has stolen carts full of groceries from stores in West Michigan.

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Courtesy Allegan County Sheriff
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Allegan Mother of Four Missing

Police are asking the public for help finding 47-year-old Amy Harker of Allegan.

According to WWMT-3, the mother of four has been missing for at least three days. 

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Gordmans Files for Bankruptcy – Will Liquidate All of Their Stores

It was just last week when there were "rumors" that Gordmans was preparing to file for bankruptcy but the company has finally confirmed them to be true...

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Grand Rapids the 56th Happiest Large American City to Live In

Next Monday, March 20, is International Day of Happiness. So, in honor of that auspicious day, I thought it would be fun to see how we, Grand Rapids and the Greater Grand Rapids area, stacked up to other large metropolitan areas in the "happiness quotient." Well, I didn't have to go too far because WalletHub did it for me.

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5 Awesome Summer Jobs in West Michigan

Summer is a great time of the year to enjoy West Michigan. The problem is sometimes work gets in the way of summer fun. Here are some summer job opportunities which can help you enjoy more of summer in West Michigan.

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