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This Dog Has Been Waiting For a Home Longer Than Any Other Dog at the Humane Society of West Michigan

This breaks my heart!  A few months ago, we had the “Empty The Shelters” event where most shelters participating, adopted all of their dogs...

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Michigan Ghost Towns In The Lower Peninsula – Part 1

As our state developed from the 1600s to present day, many small towns and villages were abandoned and left to be reclaimed by nature.  We now refer to many of these places as Michigan Ghost Towns and you can still find remains of old buildings, roads, railways, and ports at the original locations...

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headlandsstars via Instagram
headlandsstars via Instagram
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The Perfect Stargazing Place In Michigan Has Been Found

The other day I was asking “where’s a good place to look at the sky?”, not because I’m crazy, BUT because you could see the Northern Lights, and I didn’t know where to go where it’s actually dark enough to enjoy...

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Silver Lake Sand Dune Slowly Eating Cottages [Video]

Man vs. nature is always a compelling battle, but nature seems to hold an edge.

The very thing that makes Silver Lake a beautiful place is consuming a group of summer homes.

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WOOD-TV8 via YouTube
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West Michigan Woman Found Guilty of Murder Witnessed by Pet Parrot

A jury in Newaygo County found a woman from White Cloud guilty of first-degree murder of her husband on Wednesday afternoon.

The Detroit Free Press says that 49-year-old Glenna Duram shot her husband, Marty Duram to death in 2015, which was believed to be witnessed by the man's pet parrot, named Bud...

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Courtesy of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
Courtesy of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
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Southwest Michigan Murder Suspect Apprehended

UPDATE: Zachary Michael Patten has been caught in South Bend, Indiana.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police in multiple counties in southwest Michigan are searching for a man they say murdered two people - one in Kalamazoo and one in Constantine...

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John Ball Park Zoo via WZZM-13
John Ball Park Zoo via WZZM-13
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Staff At John Ball Park Zoo Surprised By Baby Monkey [Video]

Apparently monkeys don't have huge warning signs letting others know that they're pregnant. No weird cravings. No complaining about their aching back. Nothing.

That's why the staff at John Ball Park Zoo was kind of stunned to see a baby monkey on the premises this week.

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Mario Tama/Getty Images
Mario Tama/Getty Images
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It’s Technically ILLEGAL to Throw Away Bottles and Cans in Michigan

When I first moved here, doing the whole bottle and can return was weird for me.  In Arkansas and Indiana (two states I’ve lived considerable amounts of time in) throwing bottles and cans in the trash, perfectly acceptable...

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Grand Rapids Bars Where Day Drinking Turns into Night Drinking

We've all been there. You meet up with friends for lunch and maybe just a couple drinks or you agree to go for "just one drink" after work but before you know it, you look at the time and it's already 8 o'clock at night...

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courtesy WZZM
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The West Side Duthler’s Family Food Store Will Be Closing In A Few Weeks

With the good news of new development, comes the bad news of a staple along Bridge Street NW in Grand Rapids closing their doors.

The Duthler’s Family Food Store will be closing August 18th...

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"Keep It Clean" To Benefit Waterkeeper Alliance
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Comedian Bill Burr Gave Grand Rapids 9 Minutes Of Love On His Podcast

Comedian Bill Burr spent almost 9 minutes the other day on his podcast, "The Monday Morning Podcast with Bill Burr",  talking about how great we are in Grand Rapids… well, he bounced around on a bunch of topics, but the most part was about a recent trip to G...

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Red Wings re-sign Martin Frk: Will he make an impact in Detroit?

The Detroit Red Wings have signed Martin Frk to a one-year deal worth $650,000.

It was a year of ups and downs for Frk. At the beginning of the season, Detroit released Frk and was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Hurricanes...

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