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West Michigan Easter Egg Hunts

Thousands of children are anticipating the thrill of the Easter egg hunt.

View our guide to Grand Rapids-area Easter egg hunts and prepare your family for fun and a little candy too.

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Californians Vote In Special Election On Budget Ballot Measures
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Election Day Info You Might Need For Tuesday

Tuesday is finally Election Day!  After Tuesday, we’ll no longer have to watch political ads, thank goodness!!  Officials around the state have reported more absentee ballots being returned all ready this year in comparison to the 2012 election...

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Last Day To Register To Vote.. Link Included!

Today is the last day to register to vote!  While you may not think that your vote matters, it does!

Granted you may not like either choice we have for president, but in elections, there are many more offices that are up for grabs...

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GRPD Reminds You To Be Safe During ArtPrize

ArtPrize 8 kicks off today and police are urging the hundreds of thousands people visiting to use caution and common sense while walking around exploring the art...

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The Best ArtPrize Entries for Kids

ArtPrize brings thousands to Grand Rapids and kids are always a big part of the event. Many schools take trips to explore ArtPrize and families spend time downtown too.

Sometimes the art kids enjoy most is the same artwork that's favored by jurors and the public, but often it's not.

Here are the best ArtPrize entries for kids to see at ArtPrize Eight!

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The Sphere - Photo by Steve Bohner
The Sphere - Photo by Steve Bohner
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Cleveland Artist Plans To Live Inside His ArtPrize Installation For 30 Days [Video]

Cleveland Artist, Loren Naji, will climb into his ArtPrize installation today and live there for 30 days.  Naji's installation is a giant wooden sphere and he will be living, sleeping, and eating inside of it...

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Six Tornadoes in West Michigan; View Tornado Maps, Radar, More

The National Weather Service has concluded there were six tornadoes in West Michigan on August 20, 2016.

See a map and detailed descriptions of each tornado.

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Michigan Free ORV Weekend is August 20 -21

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is inviting off-road enthusiasts to enjoy Free ORV Weekend August 20 - 21.

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Vinnie’s Pizzeria via Twitter
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It’s Here! The Pizza Box Pizza!

I came across this the other day and at first, it seems really cool!  Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn has found a unique way to box your pizza, that’s good for the environment...

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ArtPrize Announces Jurors for 2016

On Thursday, ArtPrize announced the 2016 panel of jurors that will award the $200,000 Juried Grand Prize and $62,500 in Category Awards at ArtPrize Eight.

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ArtPrize Artist Registration Now Open

Artist registration opened at noon today for ArtPrize 2016. Registration for the eighth annual event runs until 5PM on June 2.

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Which Loss Was More Shocking: MSU/Middle Tennessee or Michigan/Appalachian State? [POLL]

Michigan State suffered a shocking 90-81 loss to Middle Tennessee today.

The second-seed Spartans became only the eighth team in the NCAA men's tournament to lose to a fifteen-seed.

It brings to mind the Michigan Wolverines football team's shocking loss to Appalachian State in 2007.

Which loss was more shocking, the Spartans loss to Middle Tennessee or Michigan's loss to Appalachian State?

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