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Replicas of Columbus’ the Niña and Pinta Are Stopping In Muskegon Next Month

If you’ve got a ship talker in the family, mark this on the calendar!  August 25th through the 29th, replicas of the Niña and the Pinta will be docked at Heritage Landing in Muskegon...

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GVSU Announces $474 Increase to Annual Tuition, $70M Expansion in Grand Rapids

As Grand Rapids sees record growth, GVSU is set to expand its own downtown footprint.

Grand Valley State University has announced plans for a $70 million expansion to the Grand Rapids campus.

GVSU has also announced a $237 per semester increase to tuition.

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Remember Witmark?

Remember the good old days of catalog showrooms? What, you say, is a catalog showroom? Simply, it was a retail location that also had a big printed catalog, sort of like Sears, that people ordered out of, too. And, probably the big one in town was Witmark.

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West Michigan Brides are Freaking Out After Bridal Store Shuts Down Unexpectedly

The wedding dress is one of the most, if not the most, important part of a bride's big day and many soon-to-be brides in West Michigan are worried they won't have a dress in time...

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Michigan Drug Deaths Increased By 18% From 2015 To 2016

Sad news for Michigan residents after the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) released drug death totals for 2016.

From 2015 to 2016, drug related deaths increased by 18% with most being related to opioids...

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Thousands Of Trees Felled To Halt Spread Of Sudden Oak Death
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Map Shows Confirmed Oak Wilt Disease Sites in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon Counties

Oak wilt disease is a serious problem for oak trees in Michigan. The disease can spread rapidly and kill trees within just a few weeks.

A new map gives a closer look at exactly where oak wilt disease has been found in West Michigan, specifically in Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties.

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West Michigan is Getting its Second Trader Joe’s!

It's about time! Trader Joe's is something West Michigan needs more of and its finally getting its second location.

FOX 17 says the grocery store will be opening in Oshtemo Township in Kalamazoo as part of the 40-acre Corner@Drake project...

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Charlie Worsham's Midnight Jam With Special Guests - Day 3
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I’m Not Buying That He’s Really Running For Office, But Here’s Where Kid Rock Stands On Some Issues

The big news this week was the announcement on Twitter that Detroit rocker Kid Rock may be into running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Debbie Stabenow in 2018.

So what would a Kid Rock candidacy look like?

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How to Make a Michigander Mad (Spoiler: You Don’t Want To)

Michiganders for the most part are nice and welcoming people. We have a Midwestern hospitality but we also can get feisty if you piss us off...

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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Opens Allendale Movies in the Park on Friday

Everyone loves relaxing and enjoying a movie, but sometimes it's hard to take the time and give up a precious summer night outdoors to do it. Thankfully the growing trend of outdoor movies allows us to enjoy both.

Allendale Movies in the Park is playing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Friday, July 14.

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Is Cheesecake Factory Finally Coming to West Michigan?

When I go to Chicago, one of the places on my lists of “OH, if we have time I’d like to eat at…” is Cheesecake Factory.  So of course, I move to Grand Rapids and think “Man, they have a PF’s, they must have a Cheesecake Factory, too", but no… no, we don’t...

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Join The Humane Society Of West Michigan At The Kitten Cabana Adoption Event

The Humane Society of West Michigan is teaming up with the JW Marriott to bring you the cutest adoption event of the summer!

It's The Kitten Cabana Adoption Event and it's this Friday on the JDeck at the JW Marriott from 5:30pm - 7:00pm...

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