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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Kent County

Now that Christmas is over your first priority might be to take your decorations and tree down. If you had a natural tree this year, different cities around Kent County are offering Christmas tree recycling programs...

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How About Some Fun for New Year’s Eve in West Michigan?

Christmas is almost hear and there is still so much to do. But, let's not forget the New Year follows close behind. Whether you chose to quietly ring in the new year, or blow it out, here are some ideas for you that the West Michigan Tourist Association has put together.

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Sparta Sports Complex Could Receive $150,000; Ionia up for $74,300

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has recommended that Sparta receive $150,000 for improvements to the new Sparta Sports Complex.

The City of Ionia could receive $74,300 for improvements to Robinson Park.

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Meijer Christmas Ad Makes Its Mark As One Of The Best In The US [Video]

A Meijer Christmas ad that was released last month has made several lists as one of the best Christmas ads of the season.

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Grand Rapids Men Win Treasure Hunt Worth $5000 [Video]

Chris Tongen and Steve Crockett found treasure snuggled in a tree in Oak Hill Cemetery, ending a three month long hunt.

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Top Baby Names for 2016 From Spectrum Health

Spectrum Health just released their list of the top baby names for 2016, and the list of popular boys’ names underwent more changes in 2016 than an infant’s diapers.

Seven new names popped up in the top 10―including one with presidential gravitas.

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Christmas Means Great Surfing In Grand Haven [Video]

The Rock Pile Gang, so named for the piles of rocks that line the Grand Haven Pier, have been winter surfers along Lake Michigan for years. So when the wind kicked up the surf and kicked down the wind chill, these brave souls jumped in the water to surf.

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Belding Area Schools Vote To Change Their Mascot

Monday night, the Belding Area Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to drop the controversial Redskins mascot.

The push to change the mascot came at the end of this past school year when parents began asking for the board consider doing something different...

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Wyoming Gets $300,000 Grant, Announces Plans for Ideal Park

The City of Wyoming's Ideal Park suffered extensive damage after an EF-1 tornado touched down in 2014.

The rebuild of Ideal Park is set to take an important step forward after today's announcement of the City's plans to use a $300,000 grant to improve the park.

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Amazon Brings 1,500 Jobs To Michigan

Good news for Michigan,Tuesday, as Amazon announced their plans to open a distribution center in Livonia, just outside of Detroit.

The opening of the distribution center will create up to 1,500 job openings in the state...

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East Lansing Is Named The 2nd Best College Town In America

Go Green! Go White!  And Sparty On, Fellow Spartans!  Michigan State University's home of East Lansing, Michigan was named 2016's 2nd best college town in America by WalletHub...

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Today the Grand Rapids Press Reported the Detroit Lions Loss to the Cowboys…Next Week

Maybe it's not a mistake, but simply next week's headline printed by mistake today? Could the NFL be as shady and fixed as Boxing? As plotted and pre-arranged as the WWE?

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