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I've never been good at filling these things out, but here it goes. I like long walks in cold mountain air, preferably with snow on the ground. I enjoy drinking fine soda by the crackling fire, and deep tissue massage. I hope to one day grow up an become and astronaut, so I can fly to Venus to see if that's really where women come from. If it's true, I'll bring one back for you, too. Unless it's a dude you want, and then you're out of luck...sorry. My favorite month is October, because Halloween is the best holiday ever! It allows me to openly proclaim my love and obsession with scary movies without being seen as some sort of lunatic. Okay, not too much of a lunatic. I'm a huge fan of rock and metal music, and you'll often hear me blasting the control room speakers into oblivion every night during my show. My engineer doesn't like me very much, since he has to fix them. Sorry, Mike.
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Freedom for you! And freedom for you! Everybody gets freedom! (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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More Michiganders Pardoned by President Obama Just Before Leaving Office

This week, President Obama has officially pardoned more people than any other president in our nation's history. With 273 more people being given another chance this week, his last in office, Obama's commutation record has hit a whopping 1,597 people pardoned! More pardons than the last 12 presidents COMBINED!

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These ladies are hiding their beer just out of frame...but it's there. (Igor Mojzes/Thinkstock)
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Beer Yoga is Totally Something That Needs to Come to Grand Rapids

There are two things I've noticed about Grand Rapids since moving here. A lot of people like to exercise, and they also love to drink beer. It IS Beer City USA, so this makes sense. And now, there's a new fitness craze coming out of Germany, and working it's way across the world. And it needs to come to Grand Rapids.

Beer Yoga!

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Need Work? These Are Some of the Fastest Growing Jobs in Michigan in 2017

Looking for a job? Something that's going to stick around for a while? Every year, every state makes projections for job growth in their state by occupation. The Michigan Department of Labor worked on these numbers with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to figure out what jobs will be growing all the way through 2024.

Here's what they've found out.

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Why Grand Rapids is Still ‘Beer City, USA’ Over Kalamazoo

My friend down in KZoo, John Mason, would have you think that Kalamazoo is REALLY Beer City USA, through some faulty, beer goggle logic. I have to hand it to him, he really tried to use a legit argument, that whole "Percent By Volume" thing. And, if you were to look at life only as a college freshman, that would be winning math.

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GR Brewery Makes List of Places You Should Visit in Michigan in 2017

OnlyInYourState.com has posted a list of the 14 places in Michigan you should visit for a meal in 2017. The locations span pretty much the entire state, from Sault Ste. Marie, to Lansing, to Ann Arbor, Plymouth, Glen Arbor, and of course, our very own Grand Rapids!

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Ford Motors Planning on Spending $700 Million on Michigan Plant Instead of Mexico

Today Ford announced that instead of spending billion of dollars building a new plant in Mexico for production, they're going to instead spend $700 Million right here in Michigan! The plant will expand it's manufacturing of electric and autonomous vehicles, and the money will be right here in Michigan.

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New Laws in Michigan For 2017 Will Affect Us All – Good and Bad

So many people thought 2016 was the worst year ever, but we haven't even really begun 2017, and some new laws in Michigan are going to help keep things down. How about more taxes and fees? Yep, we got 'em! There are also some good things, too, though.

First, the bad. Taxes and fees are going up. Way up.

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The Legend of Tucker the Cow (photo via Grand Traverse County 911)
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The Legend of Tucker the Michigan Cow – The Long Night in the Window Well

Tucker the Cow was a happy cow. Tucker the Cow liked to walk around. Tucker the Cow was in a wind storm, and his gate opened. Tucker the Cow decided to take a walk out into the new world. Tucker the Cow got stuck in a window well. Tucker the Cow was sad. But then Tucker the Cow was found, and could walk home. So he did.

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Is that MRSA on your stethoscope, or are you just happy to see me? (Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock)
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Michigan Hospitals Are In Trouble for Making Patients Sick

The federal government is cracking down on hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, and they've now added spreading those crazy antibiotic-resistant germs like MRSA to their calculations. So the government has reduced Medicare payments to 769 hospitals, including 27 hospitals right here in Michigan!

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Meteor, or fireball, caught falling through the Michigan sky. (Andrew Gunneson/WOODTV)
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Falling Meteor Caught on Video in Michigan

Thousands of meteors are reported falling through the skies, but not many are caught on video. On Monday, one lucky Michigander caught one burning through the atmosphere. Driving south on 131, Andrew Gunneson happened to be filming as he drove, and caught the fireball as it burned through the Michigan sky.

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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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Michigan Fourth and Fifth Graders Can Ski for Free

Want to get your kids out of the house on the weekends this winter and have some fun? Of course, you do! And skiing is something you probably like to do already, and now your kids can join you on the slopes for FREE! Take them skiing and have some fun!

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