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Theodore Converse Jr. via YouTube
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Footage from the Women’s March in Grand Rapids

If you were on social media at all this weekend odds are you heard people talking about marches all over the place.

Well, here's footage from the march here in Grand Rapids.

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Ottawa County Releases Top Dog Names of 2016

Did you get a new pup last year? What did you decide for a name?

Ottawa County has released the top dog names for 2016-- see if your furry friend's name made the list!

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Kmart To Buy Sears In $11 Billion Deal
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Sears at Woodland Mall Will Close in March

Earlier this month it was announced that Sears would close 26 of their stores, one of them being the Woodland Mall location.

Documents filed to the state indicate that its last day will be on March 26 and 84 people will lose their jobs as a result (78 from the store and six from the auto center)...

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Rare ‘Clear Ice’ Phenomenon Makes It Appear Michigan Man Is Walking On Water

Last weekend, following three days of calm winds and 8 degree temperatures, a rare condition called 'clear ice' froze Lake Charlevoix outside Andre Poineau's Boyne City home.

The resulting photograph has caused quite a stir online.

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Northern Michigan Beach Makes NatGeo’s List Of The World’s Best

If nothing else, Saturday's sudden blast of warm weather got you thinking of the summer. At least a little bit.

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‘Movies in the Park’ Will Cater More to Families This Summer

Starting this summer, Movies in the Park will have earlier show times.

The Downtown Development Authority approved a three-year contract with a Kentwood company that will provide a brighter screen which will allow for movies to start before it gets dark...

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Wyoming Police Need Your Help Finding A Suspect In Early Morning Shooting

The Wyoming Public Safety needs your help finding who’s behind an early Sunday morning shooting on the city’s south east side.

According to MLive, police say there were quite a few people outside, around the area of the shooting, but none of them were willing to help police; because of that, police have no description of a suspect or suspects...

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City of Holland via YouTube
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The Frozen Lakes of West Michigan [Video]

Even though it's unseasonably warm this weekend, that doesn't mean it's a good time to take a dip in the lakes!

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LowellArts Competition Expands, Seeks Entries to Win $2,000 in Prizes

The 31st annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition is expanding thanks to increased gallery space.

The competition will now accept entries from artists from 25 different counties in Michigan, an increase from last year when artists from 15 counties were eligible.

$2000 in cash awards will be given to five artists.

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Griffins To Wear Fan Designed Jerseys Saturday Night

If you recall the Grand Rapids Griffins held a contest to have their fans design a jersey for the team to wear. Saturday night, the team will don the winning design, and you'll have a chance to get one.

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Grand Rapids Among The Top Cities In Nation With A Housing Shortage

Realtor.com this week issued a report on the top cities around the country with a housing shortage, and Grand Rapids is on the list.

Which is good is some ways, bad in others.

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You’ll Soon Get to Driver Faster on US-131

US-131 will be on of the Michigan freeways where the speed limit is going up.

Earlier this month, Governor Snyder approved a bill that will raise the speed limit on freeways and rural highways around Michigan...

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