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Garth Brooks Gives Grand Rapids Fan Red Corvette, Pays Off Student Loans, More

TMZ reports that a teacher who attended Garth Brooks' show in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Thursday night held the 4 millionth ticket ever sold to a Garth Brooks show.

The teacher was surprised with a long list of gifts to celebrate the occasion.

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Old Crow Medicine Show Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Bob Dylan's "Blonde on Blonde" in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's CMA Theater
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Meijer Gardens Releases Additional Tickets to Sold Out Shows

The Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series at Frederik Meijer Gardens sold out 21 of their 30 concerts on the first day. A few more sold out shortly after, but after tickets went on sale for the public on May 14, Meijer Gardens added additional tickets for some sold out shows.

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The Top Five West Michigan Beaches to Visit This Summer

You can feel it. A little anyway. Summer is almost here, and it's time to start thinking about some tasty waves and the sweet smell of SPF 40 sun screen.

Here’s five beaches worth making the drive from Grand Rapids to visit.  I’ve included some old favorites, and at least one hidden gem (that I guess won’t be hidden anymore).

All of these are within about an hour’s drive from the Grand Rapids Metropolitan area.

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Belding High School Student Named Sports Illustrated Athlete of the Month

A senior from Belding High School is being honored by Sports Illustrated.

Wood-TV 8 reports that Greta Wilker, who's earned 16 varsity letters, is SI's High School Athlete of the month. 

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Saugatuck Brewing Company via Facebook
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Saugatuck Brewing Pokes Fun at Budweiser by Announcing Their Own ‘Murica’ Beer

Following the announcement that Budweiser is changing its name to "America" this summer, a West Michigan brewery has an announcement of its own.

Saugatuck Brewing Company shared via Facebook the company's new name and packaging: " 'Murica. Celebrating our freedom to taste."

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Active Shooter Alerts Could be Coming to Phones Following Kalamazoo Shootings

New legislation motivated by the Kalamazoo shootings back in February, would authorize police to send out alerts to phones when they're aware of a mass shooter.

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Meet Prada – Christine’s Pet of the Week!

This week, the Humane Society of West Michigan brought in Prada, an 8-year-old Border Collie/Husky Mix. She definitely has a mix of both breeds...

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Anxiety War via YouTube
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Man Who Was Busted in Criminal Sexual Assault Sting Now Suing Vigilante

One of the men busted on camera by a 23-year-old vigilante looking to out sexual predators is now suing said vigilante. Zachary Snoeyink is accusing Zach Sweers of invasion of privacy and slander.

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Drive to Stamp Out Hunger is This Saturday

This Saturday, May 14, the Grand Rapids letter carriers will once again take part in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Their goal: to collect 70,000 pounds of food, a roughly 10 percent increase from last year.

Saturday, May 14, letter carriers here in West Michigan and around the country will be going door to door collecting food for local hunger-relief charities. In Grand Rapids, that food will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan.

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Waukesha Needs 8.2 Million Gallons of Clean Water Per Day, Should it Come from Lake Michigan? [Poll]

Waukesha, Wisc. is in the Mississippi River basin. The city needs clean water and has requested 8.2 million gallons of water per day from the Great Lakes basin.

Should Waukesha be given permission to divert water from Lake Michigan?

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Perfect Summer Date Spots in West Michigan

With summer upon us that means summer lovin'. Whether you're attached or single these are some of the best places to go on a date in West Michigan...

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Two-Year-Old Found in Kent City Home With Dead Body

A 2-year-old girl was found in a Kent City home with a dead body Tuesday morning.

Kent County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to a call  around 10 a...

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