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White Flame Brewing Co.’s Super G

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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City of Grand Rapids’ Yard Waste Drop-Off Center Now Open

Spring is here, believe it or not, and with the warmer temperatures expected this week, the City of Grand Rapids' yard waste drop-off site has opened a week earlier than scheduled.

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Godwin Heights Boys’ Basketball Wins Class B State Title

On Saturday, Godwin Heights boys' basketball team won the Class B state championshi on Saturday, beating Detroit Henry Ford 85-68 in East Lansing.

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Weekend Box Office Report: The Box Office Goes ‘Home’

In one of the strongest box office weekends of 2015 so far, both Home and Get Hard opened strong while Insurgent and Cinderella continued to perform well. This was the rare weekend that literally offered something for everyone, with R-rated comedies and animated family fare exceeding expectations.

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Family Identifies Body Found in Grand River Saturday Evening

UPDATE (6:16 p.m.): Police have confirmed the identity as Timothy Groenhout, who was last seen Jan. 24 in downtown Grand Rapids.

At this time, it is unclear how Groenhout ended in the Grand River. The cause of his death appears to be drowning, although toxicology results are pending. Foul play is not suspected.

ORIGINAL STORY: Grand Rapids police said a body was found Saturday night in the Grand River near the Kent Trail.

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Michigan State Makes NCAA Final Four with 76-70 OT Win Over Louisville [Photos]

Travis Trice had 17 points and Denzel Valentine had 15 points and seven rebounds to lead Michigan State past Oklahoma 62-58 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.

Branden Dawson added nine points and 11 rebounds and Bryn Forbes had 14 points for the seventh-seeded Spartans (27-11), who advanced to the Final Four with the triumph at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.

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Soul Asylum Announces U.S. Tour with Meat Puppets; Hitting Kalamazoo June 11

Soul Asylum and the Meat Puppets will team up for a U.S. tour this summer.

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Gov. Snyder Orders Flags Lowered Monday for Michigan Marines Killed in Crash [Video]

After public outcry, Gov. Snyder has ordered flags are to be lowered to half staff on Monday, March 30, to honor the three U.S. Marine Staff Sergeants killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash off the coast of Florida.

Originally, Snyder had been sticking to the state's flag protocol which says that flags are to be lowered for soldiers who are killed during combat. Because the Marines were killed in a training exercise, policy dictated that flags not be lowered. This did not sit well with the public, especially Veterans, Fox 17 reports

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Michigan State Advances to NCAA Elite 8 with 62-58 Win Over Oklahoma [Photos]

Travis Trice had 24 points, Denzel Valentine had 18 points and Branden Dawson added six points and 11 rebounds to lead Michigan State past Oklahoma 62-58 on Friday night in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.

The eight-seeded Spartans (26-11) advanced to the Elite Eight in the East Region with the triumph at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.

Third-seeded Oklahoma (24-11) got 21 points from Buddy Hield and 16 points and seven rebounds from TaShawn Thomas.

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Michigan Dad Accidentally Eats Daughter’s Pot Brownies, Thinks He’s Dying

I smell a stern punishment coming on for an Oakland County teen who's Dad mistakenly ate her special brownies.

Oh, wait, maybe that's just the aroma of weed. 

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Get Hard,’ ‘Home,’ ‘Serena’ and ‘While We’re Young’ [Video]

Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Naomi Watts are among the stars in this week's new movies.

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Michigan Senator Looks to Change Underage Drinking Law, Calls Current Rules ‘Too Harsh’

A Michigan senator who also has been a sheriff thinks the punishment for underage drinking in Michigan is too harsh and he's looking to change it.

State Sen. Rick Jones is championing an effort to change the law so that minors caught in possession of alcohol would not be charged with a crime until their third offense.

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