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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Man Gets Stuck in Snow Drift Just Outside His Front Door [Video]

The winter weather was a bit crazy in many places this year in the U.S. and Canada.

This guy got snowed in at his mother's home in St. John's, Newfoundland. When they decided that they needed to get out the house, this guy jumped into the snow bank and got stuck.

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50-foot-tall Foley Snowman
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Farmer in Minnesota Builds 50-Foot Tall Snowman [Video]

For the last month and a half, Foley farmer Greg Novak has been busy building a 50-foot tall snowman.

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Time-Lapse of Snow Hammering Away Makes Me Long for Summer [Video]

Snow is falling hard and fast around the country this winter, but not as fast as it is in this video.

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Matthew Stockman, Getty Images
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Michigan Olympians at Sochi Winter Olympics

The XXII Winter Olympic Games are Feb. 7 to 23 in Sochi, Russia.

Among the 230 athletes representing Team USA at the Sochi Winter Olympics are 19 Olympians with Michigan ties.

Here is who to watch in Sochi.

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Brr! Another Stupid Polar Vortex Visiting Grand Rapids

Brr.

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has some advice for everyone: Stay inside over the next couple days, if you can!

It was 6 degrees at lunchtime, and with the wind chill it was 12 degrees below zero out at the airport.

There are lots of closings out there. It's nasty weather. Thanks polar vortex!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings' Steve McKiernan
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Producer Steve Makes News in Maine

Over the past month or so, the wintry weather in greater Grand Rapids and across Michigan and the United States has been pretty crazy.

There's been a ton of snow and ice, causing weather-related delays.

Airport delays become part of the travel and the pace from place to place, as Associate Producer Steve McKiernan of "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" can attest.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: What Happens When You Jump On a Frozen Trampoline? [Video]

With insanely cold weather gripping the majority of the United States and Canada, people are being forced to come up with alternate means of entertainment.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Playing Bumper Cars On Icy Colorado Highway [Video]

When you're not the person involved in a car accident, it's kind of fun to watch them unfold.

Just admit it. You know it's true.

This is especially true in the case of cars sliding on ice.

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Weather Alert: It’s Still Winter [Video]

The arctic blast gripping Grand Rapids and West Michigan is expected to loosen today, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office and WZZM-TV, Channel 13.

The temperature reached a high of 8 degrees and a low a minus-1 degree Tuesday, with wind chills as low a 20 degrees-plus below zero at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids.

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Eric Lanning
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Arctic Grip: Snow, Winds and Cold Combine for Sub-Zero Climes, Dangerous Conditions [Video]

The arctic blast is going to continue its grip on Grand Rapids and West Michigan through Wednesday, the National Weather Service’s Grand Rapids office said Monday afternoon.

Snow and windy conditions are creating near-blizzard conditions and sub-zero temperatures with wind chills in the minus-20 degree range with a winter storm advisory across greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Highs are only expected to reach the single digits up to 10 degrees.

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Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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Consumers Energy Fixing Power Outages in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan

This will remembered as the Christmas without power for many.

FRIDAY MORNING UPDATE: As of 4:30 a.m. Friday, 52,000 Consumers Energy customers were without electricity. Since noon Saturday, the winter storm caused more than 377,000 outages across Michigan.

Among the counties most affected by the outages still are Kent, with 313 customers without power; Barry, 6,754; Ionia, 1,909; Kalamazoo, 187; and Calhoun, 739.

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John Winkelman
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Power Restoration Continues in Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Despite some extra efforts, Christmas is a powerless holiday for many in greater Grand Rapids and across West Michigan because of snow, cold and the lingering effects of a weekend ice storm, officials said Tuesday.

More than 152,000 electricity customers of Consumers Energy were without power headed into Tuesday evening.

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