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Words That People From Michigan Just Can’t Pronounce Properly

It's been said that the Midwestern accent is  the most widely perceived "mainstream" American English accent.  In fact, a lot of TV and Radio broadcasters prefer their anchors and DJs to have this Midwestern accent because "it plays well in all parts of the country...

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UPDATE: The Last Jukebox Made in Grand Rapids has been Located!

Last week I did a post on the history of jukeboxes being made in Grand Rapids, MI. Over 1 million jukeboxes were manufactured in a building over on Cottage Grove SE. That plant has since shut down, and the manufacturing of those devices has moved out of the country...but I was able to locate the very last jukebox that was made in that location!

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Applebee’s to Close More Than 100 Restaurants, Will Any of Them be in West Michigan?

Bad news for fans of Applebee's (and IHOP). The parent company for both restaurants announced Thursday that they will be closing more than 100 Applebee's locations and 20-25 IHOP locations in the coming months.

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Become An Intern For Connie And Fish!

Are you interested in morning radio? Are you currently a student? If you answered yes to both of those questions, we have an opportunity for you...

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Wurzburg’s and the Good Old Days of Shopping Downtown Grand Rapids

 

Remember shopping in downtown Grand Rapids in the "good old days? Those were the times of the big department stores, Herpolsheimer's, Wurzburg's and specialty stores. The biggest, and fanciest was Wurzburg's.

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What Do You Think Michigan’s Favorite Emoji is?

I'll give you a hint: we don't use this emoji for its actual meaning.

Figure it out yet? Here's another hint just in case: you can find it in the produce section at the grocery store...

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Sparta Man Pleads Guilty in to Sexual Assault Charges Involving Two Young Boys

23-year-old Tyler Lowis of Sparta is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to several felony charges in connection with the sexual assault of two young boys...

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Taylor Swift’s Testimony in Groping Trial Could Have Ended With a Mic Drop

Taylor Swift's testimony in the groping trial taking place in Denver, Colo., this week was clear, consistent and resolute.

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West Michigan’s Rooftop Bars

Before the sun turns to gloom and the warmth turns to cold - make the most out of what's left of summer. And while there is plenty to do and take advantage of in West Michigan, something we don't have much of is rooftop bars...

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ArtPrize Hosting Kick-Off Party, Opening Volunteer Registration

ArtPrize begins next month! The events leading up to the art competition have begun and that includes volunteer registration.

ArtPrize will also host their Volunteer Kick-Off Party on Thursday, August 10.

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Sexual Assault Suspect Wanted After Incident in Wyoming Grocery Store

Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man involved in an alleged sexual assault at a grocery store in Wyoming.

An image of the suspect was caught on the store's surveillance camera.

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Meijer is Recalling Bathing Suits Because Your Kid Can Choke On It

If you bought a bathing suit for your child expecting them to look all cute for your next beach day... unfortunately it won't be cute if your child chokes on it...

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