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Holland Tulip Time in the Running for Best Flower Festival in U.S.

Growing up in West Michigan, the Holland Tulip Time Festival always meant the start of summer to me. I can remember being so little and standing in one of the many beautiful gardens, and the tulips were nearly taller than I was!

Holland's annual celebration is in the running for "Best Flower Festival" in a USA and 10 Best Poll.

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Are Armadillos Moving To Michigan? [Video]

In addition to the ever present early spring skunk stink and the raccoons taking out power transformers, we now have new rodents to bother us. How delightful. 

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Six Killed In Shooting Spree In Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Kalamazoo Shooter Says Uber App Made Him Kill

The shooting suspect in the February 20 shootings in Kalamazoo which killed six people and wounded two others told officers it was the Uber app that directed him to do the crime. Jason Dalton is in jail awaiting trial for the crimes.

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Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney Arrested

According to a press conference held by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, Ingham County Prosecuting Attorney Stuart Dunnings has allegedly, since 2010, paid for sex with multiple women "hundreds of times".

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Conklin’s St. Patrick’s Day ‘Wearing of the Green’ Parade is Returning

The new owners of a small bar in Conklin, Michigan are bringing back a St. Patrick's Day tradition that began in 1988.

The Wearing of the Green parade will return to Conklin on St. Patrick's Day.

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Top 5 Places to Get Coffee in Grand Rapids

Love coffee? Me too! I seriously drink a pot a day. Here are the best places in GR to grab a cup of that nectar of the gods, java.

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Abigail Kopf Speaks First Word Since Kalamazoo Attack

Last night, 14-year-old Kalamazoo shooting victim Abigail Kopf spoke her first word since the shootings on February 20.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities and careers that matter.

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Nice Try! LaughFest Fails To Reclaim Chicken Throwing Record [Video]

I blame myself. I didn't express to you the sense of urgency needed to get more folks out to Calder Plaza Thursday night to reclaim the Guinness Book of World Records title for the most rubber chicken thrown at one time.

Somewhere in Canada, a church group breathed a sigh of relief. 

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Georgetown Twp. Firefighter Kevin Sikkema Has Died After Long Battle With Cancer

We're sad to report that Kevin Sikkema, the Georgetown Township firefighter who had his mortgage paid off by the community, has died after a long fight with cancer, according to a Facebook post from his family.

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15 Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

There's no doubt about it, Grand Rapids is an awesome city. We've got lots of attractions and fun things always going on, we're a family friendly city and appeal to the younger crowd as well...

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Man who Burned Down Kalamazoo Adult Store to ‘Destroy the Pornography’ Found Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity

In February 2015, a fire destroyed the Hollywood Nights adult entertainment store on South Westnedge Ave. in Kalamazoo.

The man accused of setting the blaze, Mitchell Hapner, has been found not guilty by reason of insanity, Fox 17 reports.

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