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Grand Haven - Lake Michigan (Photo by Gene Parker)
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10 People Swept Off Piers Into Lake Michigan By Waves This Weekend

Don't let Curtis' tales of swimming in rough water give a false sense of security.  When you see red flags flying along the beaches of Lake Michigan, be careful...

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Michigan Teen Drowns After Jumping into Lake Michigan

A 17-year-old boy from Benton Harbor died this past weekend after jumping into Lake Michigan and drowning.

Mlive.com reports that the incident occurred on Saturday, June 11th at the St...

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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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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TSM - Grand Rapids
TSM - Grand Rapids
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10 Pictures that Prove Lake Michigan is Beautiful in the Winter

As if you needed another reason to go to the beach. Here are some pictures that prove Lake Michigan is beautiful no matter what the season.

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Traditional Opening Of The Tay Salmon Season
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A Digital Camera is Found 2 Years After it Falls into Lake Michigan

When you drop something in a large body of water, like the lake or ocean, your chances of getting it back are slim to none... most likely none...

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BMW Championship - Second Round
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Strong Winds and Large Waves Wednesday – Friday

Downed trees and wind gusts of up to 60 mph are expected as a major storm hits West Michigan this week.

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Take a kayak and see the Pictured Rocks from Lake Superior in Munising! (Kayla Kiley/Townsquare Media)
Take a kayak and see the Pictured Rocks from Lake Superior in Munising! (Kayla Kiley/Townsquare Media)
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No. 1 Most Underrated & Affordable U.S. Adventure Spot Is In Michigan

Yahoo Travel came up with a list of the most underrated and affordable U.S. adventure spots.  

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Donald Miralle/Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Speedskater Shares Unique View of Frozen Lake Michigan [Video]

Last week, conditions on Lake Michigan were perfect for West Michigan Speedskating Club member April Chernoby to put on her skates, start up her camera and take a spin around the lake.

A video she shared on YouTube shows just how smooth the surface of Lake Michigan was.

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Tom Gill
Tom Gill
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U.S. Coast Guard Issues Warning on Dangers of Ice on Lake Michigan

As crowds head to Lake Michigan to see and explore the ice on the lake, the U.S. Coast Guard is warning of the dangers of the ice.

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John Winkelman
John Winkelman
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Bird’s-Eye Views of Lake Michigan’s Wintry Shoreline Near Grand Haven [Video]

Talk about cool.

Byron Center's Tommy Sadler took some awesome Lake Michigan shoreline visuals on Saturday at Rosy Mound Natural Area near Grand Haven.

The aerials were shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone-mounted GoPro camera.

Wintry and wonderful.

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Rachel Kramer
Rachel Kramer
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Lake Effect: Grand Rapids’, West Michigan’s Winter 2014-15 Weather Forecast [Video]

After last winter, many us are approaching this winter with caution.

Today probably didn't help: snow on Halloween?

The National Weather Service's winter weather forecast is out. All we can say is make sure those snow blowers and shovels are ready if you live, work and/or play -- not to mention drive or travel -- between U.S. 131 and the Lake Michigan shore in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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BlueOrange Studio/ThinkStock
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Beach Advisories Issued for the Weekend

Beachgoers this weekend beware. Wind and waves are expected to pick up starting Friday night, and will cause beach hazards along Lake Michigan for the holiday weekend.

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