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Pearl Street Construction Starts Monday Downtown Grand Rapids

Ah, road construction season! Repairs and updates are coming to a busy street downtown Grand Rapids and will continue through August. The project comes after Michigan's rejection of proposal 1 this past week, which would have raised sales tax to pay for road improvement.

WZZM-13 reports that repairs on Pearl Street by U.S. 131 are scheduled to start Monday, May 11, if the weather allows. 

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White Flame Brewing Co.’s Double Tap

White Flame Brewing Co.
Address: 5234 36th Avenue, Hudsonville, MI 49426
Website: http://whiteflamebrewing.com/
Telephone: (616) 209-5098
Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 4 p.m.-midnight; Friday-Saturday, noon-midnight

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 Fifth Third River Bank Run

The River Bank Run is upon us, and we want you to be prepared! Here's everything you need to know about this year's run.

More than 20,000 runners and 40,000 spectators will be taking part in the 38th annual Fifth Third Bank River Bank Run this Saturday.  

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Reported Naked Intruder in Grand Rapids Home Turns out to be Daughter’s Boyfriend

"Sir, what's your emergency?"

"There's some naked dude in my house."

I'd have loved to witness that exchange between a Grand Rapids dad and police officers-- And see the reactions when everyone learns that the nude "intruder" was actually the boyfriend of the homeowner's daughter.

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Grand Rapids’ Motorcyclist vs Cyclist Confrontation Caught on Camera [Video]

Grand Rapids has taken a lot of steps in past years to become a more bicycle-friendly city. A group of bike riders in Eastown on Wednesday, reportedly did not feel that love coming from a motorcyclist, who they claim became angry and caused a collision.

The altercation between the motorcyclist and the bicyclists was caught on camera and posted to Reddit and YouTube.

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Telsa CEO Elon Musk Unveils New Vehicle
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Electric Car Leader Tesla Motors Has Bought a Grand Rapids Auto Parts Supplier

Tesla Motors is a company I've been watching for a few years now, since they launched their all-electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster. They've since released their S model sedan, have a crossover planned for release, and have also announced a battery for your house to help get you off the grid!

Now, Tesla has purchased Grand Rapids based Riviera Tool, which makes stamping parts. They'll still be doing their regular business, but will now be supplying Tesla with parts, and will be renamed Tesla Tool and Die, eventually.

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EB Coffee & Pub’s Vanilla Bean Express

EB Coffee & Pub
Address: 8980 North Rogers Court, Suite D, Caledonia, MI 49316
Website: http://ebcoffeepub.com/
Telephone: (616) 891-7700
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 6 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, 7

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Three Michigan Towns in the Running for Outside Magazine’s ‘Best Town Ever’ Contest

 

Outside Magazine, a periodical about travel, adventure, health, and getting outdoors and having fun, is searching for the best town in the U.S.

Saugatuck, Detroit, and Bellaire have made it to the top 64 in their 2015 Best Town Ever contest!

Cast your vote to keep these Michigan towns in the running!

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Rockford Changes Name to Griffinville to Support the Griffins During the Playoffs

For the next two weeks, any time that you visit the town that you consider to be Rockford, you'll actually be visiting Griffinville.

The City of Rockford has renamed itself as Griffinville for the next two weeks, while the Grand Rapids Griffins take on the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL's Western Conference Finals.

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Vote For Which Free Beer & Hot Wings Show Member Should be a Bobblehead! [Poll]

It's that time of the year again!

Time to vote which Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show member should be this year's bobblehead!

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West Michigan Election Day Results – May 5, 2015

Today, Michigan voters decided if the state sales tax would be increased from six percent to seven percent.

Voters in Byron Township, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Grand Haven, Hudsonville, Kentwood, West Ottawa and other communities also had issues on the ballot.

Results are in.

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Grand Rapids Bus Driver, Teen Charged in Fight [Video]

Last week a fight that quickly escalated between a Rapid bus driver and a 15-year-old was caught on camera.

WZZM-13 reports that charges have been filed against the two females.

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