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Downtown Grand Rapids Is About To Experience Its First Ever Granth Dindi [Video]

Saturday morning will mark another first for downtown Grand Rapids as a Granth Dindi will move down Monroe Street starting at 8am.

What's a Granth Dindi? I'm glad you asked.

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Tens Of Thousands In West Michigan Without Power After Friday Morning Storm

After some severe weather in the early hours of Friday morning, over 140,000 West and Central Michigan Consumers Energy customers are without power...

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It’s Finally Legal To Warm Up Your Car In Your Driveway

If you didn't know, it used to technically be illegal to warm up your car in your driveway unattended.  This little known infraction became statewide news earlier this year after Nick Taylor of Roseville, Michigan received a ticket for leaving his car running and unattended in his driveway...

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The City Of Grand Rapids Is Looking For New Police Recruits

Have you ever considered a career in law enforcement?  If you have, or if you know someone who would be perfect for the job, now is the time to apply...

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Grand Rapids is #1 in U.S. for Job Growth

The economy of Grand Rapids, and its metro areas, keeps getting better!

A study done by Headlight Data, a website that collects data on economics and the workforce, found that Grand Rapids had the highest rate of job growth in 2016 compared to any other state in the country...

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It’s A Bad Year For Ticks In Michigan, Here’s What You Need To Know

This summer could be the worse tick season in years for Michigan. In three trips up north to hike, I've pulled over six ticks off me, and that's AFTER using a spray containing DEET.

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Heat Wave Scorches Most Of The U.S.
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A 300-Person Fight Broke Out at Grand Haven State Park on Monday

A fight got so big and out of control at Grand Haven State Park, this past Monday, that officials had to close down the park.

WNEM says that the incident occurred around 7 p...

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Kent County Third In The State For Binge Drinking, Ottawa County Not Far Behind

We are 'Beer City', but maybe we need to back off a little. Kent County was third in the state when it comes to binge and heavy drinking.

Those of us that went to Central won't be too surprised at who's number one.

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Police Looking for 2 Suspected of Stealing $600 in Steaks, Beer From Walmart Near Hastings

Have you seen these people?

Michigan State Police are asking for help identifying two people suspected of shoplifting from a Hastings-area Walmart, MLive reports. 

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The 2017 Grandwich Entries Are In, And Now I’m REALLY Hungry

Starting Wednesday, July 5, 33 Grand Rapids restaurants will put their original sandwich creations up to a public vote in the third annual Grandwich competition.

Now let's look at some of this year's entries.

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Amway Family Fireworks Primer

The Amway Family Fireworks are Saturday at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.

Activities, including music, entertainment, food, family-friendly fun and more, run from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., with the fireworks going off at 10:30 p.m.

Here's a primer to help you attend and enjoy the Fourth of July event, with the title sponsor being Ada-based Amway. See you there.

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10 Things Eastsiders Should Know Before Moving to West Michigan

Are you from the east side of the state and planning on moving to West Michigan? Or maybe you know someone who's going to make the move? I'm from the metro-Detroit area, and have lived there for most of my life, but I've been living in West Michigan for over 4 years now and just cuz we're all from the same state doesn't mean there aren't differences...

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