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This is Why You Don’t Take a ‘Shortcut’ Across a Frozen Lake

In case you weren't aware, then we'll be the first to tell you: It's a bad idea to drive your SUV across a frozen lake. The reasons are obvious: SUVs are heavy. Ice can break. The water underneath is cold. You'll probably die

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That’s Sad That Something Can Get Something So Gross – FBHW Segment 16

Today on Segment 16, the guys talk about a photo posted today of a man standing on amazingly clear ice covering a lake. It almost seems like a fake photo, that ice is so clear. But there's science behind it. See the photo below, it's crazy!

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Google Earth
Google Earth
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The S-Curve’s Anti-Icing System To Be Retired After Winter Has Ended

Did you know that the S-Curve on US-131 has an anti-icing system built into the bridge?  I didn't, so it was a double shock for me when the Michigan Department of Transportation announced that this winter will be the last time that it will run...

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Matt Milhouse, TSM
Matt Milhouse, TSM
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The Five Stages of Michigan Winter Grief

Winter has arrived in Michigan and with it comes moods swings that are just as varied as the temperature and the weather.

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Valent Ice Festival
Valent Ice Festival (photo Johnnie Walker)
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What Are All the Ice Sculptures Downtown For – Valent ICE Festival

Going to lunch today, I saw people installing all these really cool ice sculptures around in front of businesses today. I had no idea what this was for, but I thought this is a great weekend to do it, with the temperatures we'll have all weekend. Didn't even think about Valentine's Day. It's all part of the Valent-ICE Festival.

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Michigan DNR
Michigan DNR
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Michigan DNR: When is the Ice Safe?

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is reminding ice anglers and snowmobilers that no ice is safe ice.

See the DNR's tips on what to watch for on the ice.

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Norwegian Bad Ass Shows You How to Enjoy Your Coffee in the Snow [Video]

I almost have no words. Imagine it's at least as cold as it's been here the last few days, there's a ton of snow on the ground (like here), and you are going outside. Now, imagine just throwing on a robe, grabbing a book and a cup of coffee, and sliding down the street to your buddy's house.

So far, pretty normal. Now, try to do it looking cool AF.

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Still Without Power? Contact Consumers Energy

As of 4:30PM on Sunday, approximately 6,000 Consumers Energy customers remained without service from the Christmas Eve storm.

Now, nearly all customers have had power restored. If you are still without power, Consumers Energy is asking you to contact them.

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Tom Gill
Tom Gill
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U.S. Coast Guard Issues Warning on Dangers of Ice on Lake Michigan

As crowds head to Lake Michigan to see and explore the ice on the lake, the U.S. Coast Guard is warning of the dangers of the ice.

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Johnnie Walker, Rick, Metalhead Ned
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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic — Day 2 Photos and Video

The second day of the GRD Pond Hockey Classic started off a bit warmer than Day 1, and much warmer than last year!

This was both good news and bad news for the event.

Good news: A lot of people came out and took advantage of the great weather to hang out and party with GRD for the day of hockey.

Bad news because, well, that much warmth isn't really the best thing for ice.

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2015 Pond Hockey Day 1
Metalhead Ned and Julie rockin' Pond Hockey!
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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic – Day 1 Photos and Video

The GRD Pond Hockey Classic kicked off last night at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids at about 5:45, with the opening ceremonies, hosted by Hot Wings, Producer Steve, and Producer Joe from the Free Beer and Hot Wings show. Some of our staff even sang the National Anthem to help kick off the weekend of hockey action!

The games got underway on the ice that looked amazing, and we blasted through five hours of pond hockey before anyone even noticed it!

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Ice Skating Has Begun in Downtown Grand Rapids

Ice Skating has officially begun downtown here in Grand Rapids, as Rosa Parks Circle has been filled with water and frozen over!  I watched the zamboni finishing up the ice the other day, as they got ready to begin the skating, and then went back Friday night for the first night of skating!

If you're taking the family for some skating, here's all the information on where to go and what to do.  If you going for a date, you're going to have a lot of fun.

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