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"I though they'd at least clean up downtown for Artprize" "No, sweetie, that's an exhibit." (Photo Wendy Reed)
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Artprize Eight 2016 Survival Tips for Grand Rapids Workers

Artprize Eight is here! Wednesday, September 21st, downtown Grand Rapids filled up with thousands of additional people, wandering aimlessly through the streets and buildings, taking your favorite booth at the restaurant you love for lunch, and clogging the streets as they try to decided if they're really lost or not. Yay, Artprize!

I've had two years of experience with it now, and I've learned some valuable lessons from it, and I would like to share them with you now.

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Chicago Has One of America’s Great City Flags, But That’s No Reason to Pick on Grand Rapids

More than just about any other city in America, hang around Chicago and you'll see the city's flag just about everywhere. Any why not? It's a great flag. But is that any reason to pick on a city with perhaps an inferior flag - like Grand Rapids. Shots were fired on Twitter recently.

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Jorge Salgado/Townsquare Media
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GRPD Reminds You To Be Safe During ArtPrize

ArtPrize 8 kicks off today and police are urging the hundreds of thousands people visiting to use caution and common sense while walking around exploring the art...

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Sergiy Palamarchuk/Thinkstock
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$5,000 is Hidden Somewhere in Grand Rapids, Will YOU Find It?

A treasure hunt is about to begin in Grand Rapids and YOU can be a part of it!

Somewhere in the metro area of Grand Rapids is $5,000 waiting to be found...

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Dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Museum — 35 Years Ago!

Grand Rapids was buzzing with excitement back in 1981 leading up to the September 18, 1981 dedication of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.

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Jorge Salgado/Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize: Talk to the Artists

Wow, it's hard to believe that we are getting ready to kick off ArtPrize 8 in less that a week! (Preview week kicked off on Wednesday, August 14th, but the official start of ArtPrize will be next Wednesday, September 21st.)

I have been to each and every ArtPrize. One of the things I've learned over the years is there is always more to art than meets the eye.

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Courtesy Photo: Rowland Design
Courtesy Photo: Rowland Design
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Breton Village Mall Is “De-Malling”, Don’t Worry, It’s Painless.

Breton village Mall in Grand Rapids is going through a “process” of “de-malling”.  Yes, it sounds kind of like what Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin did when they, "de-coupled” but this is a more pleasant process and signals a new chapter for the mall...

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Townsquare Media
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Grand Rapids Ranks 3rd for Safest College Towns In America

Here’s something else we can be proud of, Grand Rapids ranks within the top 5 of “Safest College Towns in America”, according to SafeWise, an online publication for home safety and security news...

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Grand Rapids Ranks in the Bottom 50 Worst Cities for Single Moms

If you’re a single mom, you already know that there’s usually more month than paycheck. Finding a place to settle down where you’ll make enough money to provide a good life for your kids is even harder. That’s what makes this list from WalletHub disappointing for Grand Rapids.

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Wiffle Ball Wars in Grand Rapids – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, the guys choose sides in the great wiffle ball tournament wars. This town may or may not be big enough for two different wiffle ball leagues, so the guys have to pick which side they're on.

What side are YOU on?

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Thermometer Reading One Hundred Degrees On A Weathered Wall Of Wooden Shingles
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How to Deal With the Heat in West Michigan This Week

Are you ready to sweat your butt off? We are expecting the heat index to be near 100 degrees for the next couple of days. How will you keep cool?.

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Pokemon Go via Nintendo
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Grand Rapids on Tap and Pokemon Go Are Coming to Calder Plaza This Saturday

Grand Rapids on Tap is this Saturday! This year it's being held at Calder Plaza, which also happens to be a great spot to hunt for Pokemon. Craft beer and Pokemon Go, what could be better?

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