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Wendy is equally likely to compliment your cute shoes, condemn you for wearing leggings as pants, or invite you out to drink beer and watch a baseball game. Wendy loves her dog (Harry Potter), New Kids On The Block, live blogging her life, and eating out (aka not having to cook). Her hobbies include Facebook, reading, and pinning crafts on Pinterest that she’ll never make.
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Concerts at the GRAM Return to Downtown Grand Rapids this Summer

Summer in Michigan is the perfect time to be outside, so why not enjoy some music with it? Throughout the state, outdoor music is being offered at a plethora of venues. Genres range from classic rock, to jazz, to even comedy.

And for those who were bummed that they wouldn't be able to see live music in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids this summer, cheer up! Music will be returning to the GRAM!

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Astronaut Tweets Photo of Detroit from Space [Photo]

Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted a friendly hello to residents of Detroit from 249 miles up in space Wednesday.

Kelly snapped a photo of the city, the Detroit River, Windsor and part of Belle Isle from the International Space Station and shared it via Twitter along with his greeting "#Detroit. Pleased to make your acquaintance. #YearInSpace."

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Goats Return to Kill Invasive Species in Ottawa County

Ottawa County has again decided to use adorable four-legged friends to help control invasive plant species in their parks.

The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department has brought in a herd of goats to Bur Oak Landing to help get rid of Oriental bittersweet, honeysuckle, autumn olive, multi-flora rose and bucktorn, according to a release from the county.

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I think she fell in love with my coworker.
I think she fell in love with my coworker.
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Meet Dory – Wendy’s Pet of the Week

Wednesdays may be some people's least favorite day, but that is definitely not the case for me! Why? Because Wednesday is when the Humane Society of West Michigan brings in a new pet for Wendy's Pet of the Week!

This week, 4-year-old Dory came to visit!

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Pregnant Woman & Unborn Child Murdered in Muskegon

Police in Muskegon Township are currently investigating the murder of a 21-year-old pregnant woman.

Just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to Quail Meadows Apartments for a medical emergency. When officers arrived, they found a male resident who directed them inside a home. Inside, they found the woman, Dominique LaShay Oneal, dead.

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Channing Tatum & Jimmy Fallon Perform ‘Magic Mike’ Scenes Written by Children [Video]

I seriously had to stop watching this like eight times because I was laughing so hard that I couldn't focus on what was happening.

Channing Tatum appeared on Tuesday, June 23's Tonight Show and acted out a few scenes from Magic Mike - kind of.

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We Rescued a Baby Duck Today [Video/Photos]

There is, for whatever reason, a lot of wildlife around our studios even though were located in the middle of Downtown Grand Rapids.

This morning one of our co-workers, Niki, came across an orphaned baby duck as she was coming into work. After searching around for Mama Duck, Niki decided to take the baby duck under her wing (pun totally intended) and rescue it.

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Pentatonix Covers 25 Michael Jackson Songs in Five Minutes [Video]

The a cappella group Pentatonix won season three of "The Sing-Off" in 2011, and they've been pretty huge ever since (at least online.)

Their newest video is called the "Evolution of Michael Jackson", where they do 25 different songs in the order they came out, is everything.

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PHOTOS: EF-1Tornado Confirmed In Portland

7:00pm UPDATE: The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down for approximately 10 minutes at roughly 2:30 p.m.

5:15pm UPDATE: Emergency Services have advised us that they are conducting searches with dogs, to make sure the area is clear, and there are no people trapped in homes or buildings.

There are also reports of possible gas leaks, and Consumers Energy is on site to help with any possible gas leaks.

Please consider the city of Portland closed at this time. Do not try to travel through or go to Portland, let them do their work to make sure everyone is safe.

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Have Red Eyes From Being in a Pool? That’s Caused by Pee

You know, we could have lived our whole lives without learning this.

The CDC just released a statement on why you sometimes get red, itchy, burning eyes when you go swimming in a pool. If you always assumed (like we did) that it was because of the chlorine, you're wrong. It's caused by all of the people peeing in the water.

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All of Those IPAs You’re Drinking are Giving You Man Boobs

We residents of Beer City, USA know that IPAs are more popular ever. And let's be honest, there are a lot of great things about them: they have more complex tastes, higher alcohol content, and you just look cooler drinking them.

But here's a pretty big downside: they're giving you man boobs.

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