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WOOD TV8 Announces Permanent Downtown Grand Rapids Studio At The GRAM

Perhaps taking a page from NBC's Today Show, WOOD TV8 has announced a permanent downtown studio at the GRAM. The set up will be very reminiscent of Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

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Weather Alert: Winter Storm Watch for Kent County – April 5-6

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for most of West Michigan starting late Wednesday night and lasting through Thursday evening.

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Traverse City-Based Taproom is Opening in Grand Rapids This Month!

Add this to the list of "new places I need to drink at" in Grand Rapids.

7 Monks Taproom, a Traverse City-based Gastropub, is opening a new location in Grand Rapids on April 21st...

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Grand Rapids Decides NOT To Ban Surface Parking Lots Downtown

THANK GOD!

Yeah, I said it in all caps because THANK GOD Grand Rapids won’t be banning new surface parking lots downtown now.

Late last year, the city released part of the GR Forward Plan which said that we should ban new surface parking lots...

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‘Artifact’ Stolen From Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall Found in Pennsylvania Two Years Later

Okay... "artifact" might be a bit of a stretch, but an item taken from the loading dock of Grand Rapids' DeVos Hall back in 2014 was spotted backstage at a venue in Hershey, Pennsylvania Tuesday...

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How You Can Spend $1,000 Around Grand Rapids

Over the next few weeks we're giving you a chance at winning $1,000 twice a day. All you have to do is enter the code word you're given here...

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O-Negative Blood Donors Needed In GR

The need for blood never ends, and hospitals across Michigan currently have a great need for O-Negative blood, the universal blood type. Michigan Blood is working to help increase the supply.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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Get Free Wood Chips From the City of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids residents, don't bother spending money on your mulching needs this spring!  The City of Grand Rapids Yard Waste Drop-off Site is inviting residents to come down and load up their vehicles with free woodchips...

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Thomas S Fox Jewelers Announces They’re Closing

Another longtime local business is closing their doors.

According to Fox 17, Thomas S Fox Diamond Jewelers are planning to be closed for good by June...

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Remembering the Hudsonville Tornado of April 3, 1956

The date was Tuesday, April 3rd, 1956. A huge storm was brewing in the Midwest that would set its sights on West Michigan. The strongest tornado to ever hit Michigan would pay a visit that day. These tornadoes were part of a tornado outbreak that took place on April 2-3, 1956, across the Midwest and the Great Lakes regions.

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Grand Rapids Grandma Gets Poop On The Nose From Chimp At John Ball Zoo [Video]

One Grand Rapidian ended up getting the short end of stick when the proverbial "poop hit fan face."

A video of a chimp getting a little riled up from the John Ball Zoo has gone viral this morning...

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