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Step Aside, Stupid Groundhog, Hedgehog Day Is Here [Video]

Groundhogs are completely overrated. A few see their shadow, and boom, done for the year. But hedgehogs gotta go fast year-round, so in honor of their work, February 2nd is also officially Hedgehog Day.

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Did You Know That Michigan Has Its Own Groundhog’s Day Groundhog?

Our groundhog is actually "Woody the Woodchuck" and she (yes she) resides in Marion Township over on Michigan's east side.

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Traverse City Currently in Second Place in ‘Greatest Midwest Town’ Poll

Midwest Living is currently taking votes for their "Greatest Midwest Town" poll, and Traverse City is currently losing to some town in Iowa. Not acceptable.

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Grand Rapids Named Best City to Invest in Housing in 2016

Grand Rapids has raked in another honor!

Recently topping the list for Hottest Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2016, GR has also been named by Forbes the No. 1 City to Invest in Housing in 2016

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20 Drivers Cited in I-94 Pile-ups in Van Buren County

Michigan State Police say 20 drivers have been cited in the deadly Jan. 17 pile-ups on I-94 in Van Buren County, Fox 17 reports. 

The multiple vehicle crash caused I-94 to close in both directions near Hartford and Watervliet for several hours.

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Jenison Firefighter With Brain Cancer Gets Mortgage Paid Off by Community

Recently, the community came together to help Kevin Sikkema's family as he continues to undergo treatment by raising over $100,000 on GoFundMe to pay off his mortgage.

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Authorities Identify Body Found Buried in Muskegon County as Bobbie Maples

The Muskegon county Medical Examiner has confirmed that the body found in Muskegon County on Jan. 22 is that of missing 32-year-old Bobbie Maples.

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A Look at the Construction Progress on the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum [Photos]

Today, donors and members of the media were given a tour of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation’s progress on the construction of the nearly 8,000-square-foot DeVos Learning Center and the complete renovation of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, which closed its doors in October. The learning center and museum are scheduled to open in early June.

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Winter Weather Advisory Goes Into Effect Tuesday Afternoon, Could Make Wednesday’s Commute Messy

National Weather Service forecasters have issued a winter weather advisory for all of the Lake Michigan shoreline, including some inland counties. Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Holland, and Muskegon will likely see least an inch of snow, while other areas will see higher accumulations.

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Man Exposes Himself to Woman on Grand Rapids Sidewalk

A woman told police that around 3 p.m. Monday she was walking down the sidewalk in an area a little southeast of East Paris and 52nd St. when a completely naked man exposed himself to her. She described the man as white, heavy set, with brown hair, and in his late 20's or early 30's.

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New Phone Scam Targeting Wyoming Businesses

A new phone scam is targeting businesses in the city of Wyoming. Police say that two different businesses have been called by someone claiming to work for Consumer's Energy.

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EGR’s Peter Stuursma Named Hope College’s New Head Football Coach

Hope College has named Peter Stuursma its new head football coach.

Stuursma, Hope College alumnus '93, was previously head football coach at East Grand Rapids High School where he won seven state championships in sixteen seasons.

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