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Statewide Tornado Drill Planned Across Michigan Today!

If you happen to hear a siren today, don't panic... it's just a drill!

A tornado drill is scheduled for 1 p.m. today (4.19) all across the state, which means there will be alerts and sirens, including on your TV and radio...

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Your Official Guide to Tax Day Deals and Freebies in West Michigan

It's Tax Day! And while that usually doesn't bring about a ton of great feelings (either because you've procrastinated and now you're rushing to get your done, or you owe the state, federal, or city government some money), there is one thing to celebrate - deals and free stuff...

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Ionia Police Officers Free Kid Stuck In Toddler Swing [Video]

It was all in day's work for Ionia Public Safety Officer Chris Flanders and Sgt. Kevin Heinlein.

They were called to the Fun Forest in Ionia for a unique problem. But yo, they solved it. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

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New Escape Room Coming to Grand Rapids

A new escape room is set to open in downtown Grand Rapids this fall.

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East Grand Rapids Is Named 2017 Best Place To Raise A Family In Michigan

Every year, Niche.com releases lists of the best neighborhoods, cities, and schools in the country.  The website takes a variety of data and metrics to determine their rankings...

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The Band Poison Bought a Golf Cart in Saugatuck Before Their Grand Rapids Show

Monday night, Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla took the stage at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena. Before the show, though, the folks from Poison stopped to pick up a little something they needed in Saugatuck...

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5 Weird, Random Things Currently Being Given Away on Grand Rapids’ Craigslist

Oh Craigslist, you almost never disappoint. You can use Craigslist to buy and sell all sorts of things, reconnect with someone that you had a random encounter with, and you can also get rid of the random crap that you don't want anymore...

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Free Comic Book Day is May 6th

Free Comic Book Day is a fun holiday, where you can get a FREE comic book! I love it when the name of a holiday makes it clear what happens. Seriously, what are you supposed to do during "Advent"? But on Free Comic Book Day, you go to a comic book store like Vault of Midnight, and you can get a free comic book!

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Good News: Your Grand Rapids City Tax Return Isn’t Due Until May 1st

Good news if you’re like me and find filing a “city income tax return” weird and an extra pain.

Unlike your Federal and State return which is due no later than Tuesday, April 18th this year, the City of Grand Rapids Income Tax Return isn’t due until May 1st...

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Rue 21 Closing Four West Michigan Stores

West Michigan is losing another retailer.

Following in the steps of Macy’sSears/Kmart, and JCPenney, Rue 21 has announced they are closing hundreds of stores across the country, with four in West Michigan.

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5 Beaches That Might be Clothing Optional in Michigan

Are there any spots around Michigan that you can go swimming au natural? Maybe. Here are 5 possible clothing optional beaches in Michigan.

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Top Five Things The ‘Grandville Boom’ Could Have Been [List]

WZZM-13 reports that over a dozen people called Grandville Police Saturday night reporting a huge 'boom' that 'shook houses'.

Authorities say they don't doubt the callers, but are at a loss as to what caused it.

I have some ideas.

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