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A Few Less Construction Zones this Weekend

Will you be traveling this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you will not be alone! AAA predicts that 1.2 million people from Michigan will travel 50 miles or more away from home this weekend. That number would be a 2.5% increase from the 2016 Memorial Day holiday and would be the 5th straight year of growth for Memorial Day travel.

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) plans to remove lane restrictions on almost 70% of their road and bridge construction projects across the state. The move is to help holiday travelers avoid traffic delays.

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US Census Bureau: GR Population Rises, Allendale Is Area’s Fastest Growing Community

Estimates released by the US Census Bureau shows the metropolitan Grand Rapids area is growing at a steady rate, while Allendale, to no one's surprise, is the area's fastest growing suburb.

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Do You Have an Old American Flag? Art Van Will Replace it For Free!

If you have an American flag at your home or business that's hanging with pride, but it's getting to be worn out a bit... this entire summer Art Van Furniture is offering to replace old flags with new ones for people...

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Michigan Receives “D+” On American Society of Civil Engineers’ Infrastructure Report Card

Each year, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) rates every state's and the nation's infrastructure, and this year they gave both Michigan and the United States a bad grade...

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Tanger Outlets Now Offering Priority Parking For Veterans

Tanger Outlets announced on their Facebook page Tuesday that they now have priority parking for veterans of the Armed Forces. The spaces are located in front of Shopper Services and behind the Nike store.

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Michigan Teen’s Video Goes Viral After Her Mini-Concert At A Thrift Shop [Video]

When you're waiting for mom to finish bargain hunting in a thrift shop, and you spot a piano in the corner, why not go over and pass the time by playing it while singing a little tune?

A Flint area teen did just that, and now she's internet famous.

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What Is Michigan’s Most Overrated Tourist Trap? Oh, I Think You Know

The web site Insider offers a glimpse into the worst tourist trap in every state in the union.

Here in Michigan we certainly have our share of bad tourist traps (I'm looking at you, Sea Shell City), but there's a clear winner and if you've ever been up north, you're reminded of it constantly.

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Fun Runs, Amazing Crafts, and BEARS Highlight Our Weekend Top 10 – May 27-28

There's always so much to do around West Michigan that sometimes it's hard to figure out what you want to do with your weekend. That's where the Weekend Top 10 comes in handy...

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‘Stand Up for Great Lakes’ to Paddleboard Across Lake Huron in June [VIDEO]

A nonprofit looking to raise funds to keep our Great Lakes beautiful will attempt to paddleboard across Lake Huron this summer. 

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Traverse City Named One of America’s Top 50 Summer Hot Spots

We here in Michigan know how awesome Traverse City is, but now more people are hearing it thanks to a list that was released by TripAdvisor...

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Michigan DNR: Stop Tossing Your Pet Fish In The Great Lakes! Thank You

Apparently a lot of people think it's okay to dump their pet fish into the Great Lakes, which is not good for the fish who are already in there, so knock it off!

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Say Hello To The Connie & Curtis Bar From Ice Box Brand Ice Cream Bars

Have you ever wondered what Connie and Curtis taste like?  No?  Yeah, now that we think about it, no one had probably wondered that.  But now you don't have to wonder at all, because Ice Box Brand Ice Cream Bars has made a Connie & Curtis Bar!

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