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Five Excuses For Being Late That Would Only Work In Grand Rapids

CareerBuilder came out with its top excuses for being late, and many are pretty funny, but are there excuses for being late that are unique to Grand Rapids?

I have a few ideas, do you have some to add to the list?

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Guy Shoveling Snow in a T-Rex Suit is Too Cool [Video]

Times are tough for the T-Rex. Although his role in the Jurassic Park franchise has earned him plenty of fame, a 'Rex has to pay the bills somehow, even if that means shoveling snow.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015
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LAST CHANCE for Pond Hockey Registration TONIGHT!

If you and your team have thought about participating in this year's WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, tonight is your LAST CHANCE to register! Producer Steve will be at the River City Saloon tonight from 5pm-7pm with your final opportunity to sign up.

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Darren McCollester/Getty Images
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Canadian Groom Left His Wedding to Plow Out Guests in a Snowstorm

Nothing can ruin a fun evening more than bad winter weather, but one Canadian groom wouldn't let a little snow keep his wedding guests from enjoying the reception.

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WHLHitmen via YouTube
WHLHitmen via YouTube
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Watch Fans Throw Over 28,000 Teddy Bears On The Ice During A Hockey Game [Video]

A lot of minor league or junior league hockey teams have a teddy bear toss game, where after the home team scores their first goal, fans throw stuffed animals onto the ice. The bears are then collected and sent to various charities. Usually there's a good amount of stuffed animals that are thrown out of the stands, but for the Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen, it went to a different level.

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Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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Austin Gregory/Ionia High School
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Ionia Boys’ Basketball’s Austin Gregory Named High School Athlete of the Week

Austin Gregory, a senior who is the all-time scoring leader for Ionia High School's boys' basketball team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Loren Filion
Loren Filion
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East Grand Rapids Boys’ Swimming’s Andy MacGregor Named High School Athlete of the Week

Andy MacGregor, a junior who claimed two individual state titles and was on a state champion relay for East Grand Rapids High School boys' swimming team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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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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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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Courtesy Wayland Union High School
Courtesy Wayland Union High School
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Wayland Union Girls’ Basketball’s Presley Hudson Named High School Athlete of the Week [Video]

Presley Hudson, a senior who led the Wayland Union High School girls' basketball team to conference and district titles this season, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Michigan State Advances to NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney Sweet 16 with 60-54 Win over Virginia

Travis Trice had 23 points, including three three-pointers, and Branden Dawson added 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Michigan State past Virginia 60-54 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Charlotte.

The seventh-seeded Spartans (25-11) advanced to the East Region's Sweet 16 with the triumph.

Second-seeded Virginia (30-4), which also lost to MSU in the tournament last year, got 11 points from Anthony Gill and 10 points and 14 rebounds from Darion Atkins.

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