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Campfires are a big part of the outdoor fun over Labor Day weekend and throughout the summer in Michigan. This holiday season, the DNR urges everyone to take extra precautions while lighting, enjoying and extinguishing their campfires. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
Campfires are a big part of the outdoor fun over Labor Day weekend and throughout the summer in Michigan. This holiday season, the DNR urges everyone to take extra precautions while lighting, enjoying and extinguishing their campfires. (Photo courtesy of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources)
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Michigan DNR Encourages Residents to Keep Fire Safety in Mind Labor Day Weekend

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is urging residents and visitors alike to be cautious with outdoor fires this Labor Day weekend.

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Public Restrooms Around the World Are Oddly Fascinating

"Public restroom." Perhaps no two-word phrase short of "I'm pregnant" can elicit such fright.

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J.K. Rowling Says Today Is Harry Potter’s Son’s First Day at Hogwarts

The final Harry Potter novel was full of grand battles and grander revelations, but it also featured a tiny detail that radically changed the saga’s timeline. Although J.K. Rowling’s first book in the beloved series was published in 1997 and the final book in 2007, a date on a gravestone revealed that the events of the final novel take place in 1997. That means that Harry Potter himself was born in 1980. Which means that he’s 35 in 2015. And according to Rowling herself, that makes today, September 1, 2015, the first day of school at Hogwarts for Harry’s eldest son.

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Looking for a Good Scare? You Don’t Have to go Far!

We're knocking on the door of October, which means Halloween is coming up! So how about we explore some scary places to visit in Michigan?

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New Netflix Instant Releases: September 2015

With a new month comes a new batch of Netflix Instant releases for us to look forward to. If you’re looking to discover an old classic or find a new favorite, there are plenty of new titles hitting the service next month. including several seasons of hit TV shows to help you catch up before their fall premieres. Read on for our guide to all the new releases hitting Netflix Instant in September.

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Cars Destroyed, Man Injured in Gerald R. Ford Airport Fire

Around 9 p.m. Sunday a car caught fire on the second level of the parking garage. The flames from the initial fire spread to six other cars, at least two of which were destroyed.

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Photo Courtesy of the Mecosta County Sheriff's Department
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‘Person of Interest’ Sought After Big Rapids Break-Ins

The man is being described as a “person of interest” in regards to break-ins at the Oakwood Townhouses in Big Rapids over the weeknd. Police say that the break-ins occurred Saturday night during a large party at the townhouses.

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Wes Craven, Iconic Horror Filmmaker, Dead at 76

As with most unfortunate news, this one comes to us abruptly with no warning. The great Wes Craven, the legendary horror filmmaker who brought us films such as A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, has died at 76. Craven had been battling brain cancer and passed away in his home in Los Angeles.

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Don’t Expect Kelly Osbourne to Ask Any Fashion-Related Questions on the VMAs Red Carpet Tonight

Kelly is gearing up to #AskHerMore tonight on the MTV VMAs red carpet.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Takes the Lead for the Third Weekend in a Row

All summer movie seasons end with a whimper and 2015 was no different. The final weekend of August was a pretty sad display across the board, with Straight Outta Compton nabbing the number one spot by default while just about every new release faltered. You know it’s a slow weekend when a movie promoted exclusively to faith-based audiences nabs the number two spot.

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2015 MTV Video Music Awards: See The List of VMA Winners

Find out who's taking home a Moonman or two at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Police Searching for Suspect Who Tried to Rob a Bank in Kentwood

On Saturday morning, a man attempted to rob the PNC Bank on 44th Street SE and police are now on the hunt for the suspect.

According to WZZM-13, the incident occurred around 9:30 a.m.and the man in question was:
"...wearing a mask that appeared to be made of duct tape, an orange knit

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