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New Movies This Week: ‘The Purge: Anarchy,’ ‘Planes: Fire and Rescue’ and ‘Sex Tape’ [Video]

A crime thriller, an animated romp and a raunchy comedy—just the dose of variety the movie doctor ordered for what's been a rather bland summer season at cinemas so far.

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Looking Forward to the Next Holiday Weekend: Labor Day

The summer is midway through practically, although it's only mid-July.

That's what we get for starting the season with Memorial Day instead of the official start of summer with the summer solstice.

Soon, Labor Day will be upon us here in West Michigan, which means a long, last weekend of summer and more time off for the rank and file.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]

There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating.

Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.

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Why I’ve Always Wanted to Stay at The Grand Hotel Contest

You could win a two-night stay at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island! Find out how you can here!

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Consumers Energy — Available Job Openings [Video]

We interviewed the folks at Consumers Energy because they have a bunch of new jobs available!

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Dead Man Billed For Removal Of His Own Body [Video]

A Michigan family is livid after a deceased family member was sent a bill for his own body removal.

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Consumers Energy is increasing its tree-trimming efforts this year. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
Consumers Energy is increasing its tree-trimming efforts this year. (Photo: Consumers Energy)
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Consumers Energy Increases Tree Trimming for Safer, More Reliable Electricity [Video]

Consumers Energy is increasing tree-trimming efforts across Michigan this year in an ongoing effort to make delivering electricity safer and more reliable.

“Our work to keep electric lines clear is a vital part of our promise to deliver the energy you need, whenever you need it," said Mary Palkovich, Consumers Energy’s vice president of energy delivery.

"Fallen limbs or trees can cut power to hundreds or thousands of people at a time, and that’s why you see crews at work throughout the year in all conditions."

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2014 MLB All-Star Game: Mike Trout Leads American League Past National League 5-3

Angels outfielder Mike Trout drove in two runs with two extra-base hits, and the American League beat the National League, 5-3, in the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday night.

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Grand Valley State University Vying For Top Spot In Forbes’ #MyTopCollege Contest

Grand Valley State University is currently in the top ten schools in Forbes' social media driven #MyTopCollege contest. 

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Conquers All

Riding a huge wave of strong reviews and even stronger buzz, 'Dawn of the Planet Apes' opened big for a non-superhero, non-Transformers movie, leading a top 10 that's full of just as many hits as misses. How about we just start at the top and work our way through?

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Fourth Annual Summer Craft Beer Festival: July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids

The Summer Craft Beer Festival is returning.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival is 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 19 at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids, and is co-sponsored by 97.9 WGRD, Channel 95.7, 98.7 WFGR, 100.5 The River and 1410 AM The Touch.

At Summer Craft Beer Festival, enjoy samples of more than 100 beers, ciders and mead from some of the country’s best craft breweries -- currently at about four dozen confirmed and still counting!

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New Movies This Week: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘And So It Goes,’ ‘Road to Paloma,’ ‘Land Ho!’ and ‘Boyhood’ [Video]

Hold onto your butts this weekend at the movies!

With summer in full swing, the five -- that's right, five -- new releases are packed with action, terror and plenty of big laughs (and a little heart, too, if you’re into that kind of thing).

Of course, looming over the quintet is a sequel prequel in the third series of "Planet of the Apes" movies.

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