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10 Things to Do this Weekend: April 21-23

It’s Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd. The weather forecast looks nice...get outside and enjoy it. Here are 10 things you can do around West Michigan this weekend — both inside and out...

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Weekend of April 14-16, 2017
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10 Things to Do this Weekend: April 14-16

It is Easter Weekend. There are a lot of Easter related activities on the calendar. Here are 10 things you can do around west Michigan this weekend -- Friday, April 14th through Sunday, April 16th, 2017...

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10 Things To Do This Weekend
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10 Things to Do this Weekend: April 7-9

After a rainy (and snowy) week, the weather looks pretty good for the weekend. As some of you may be wrapping up your Spring Break, here are 10 things you can do around West Michigan this weekend -- Friday, April 7th through Sunday, April 9th, 2017...

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1956 Tornado
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Remembering the Hudsonville Tornado of April 3, 1956

The date was Tuesday, April 3rd, 1956. A huge storm was brewing in the Midwest that would set its sights on West Michigan. The strongest tornado to ever hit Michigan would pay a visit that day. These tornadoes were part of a tornado outbreak that took place on April 2-3, 1956, across the Midwest and the Great Lakes regions.

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Weekend 03-31 to 04-02
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10 Things to Do this Weekend: March 31-April 2

It's April Fool's Day on Saturday, but we aren't fooling...Here are 10 things you can do around West Michigan this weekend -- Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd, 2017...

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Puppy Delivery
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Puppies to Deliver West Michigan Whitecaps Tickets!

With the help of puppies, the first 25 people that call to order a minimum of 2 reserved seats tickets for Opening Day, and are within a 15 mile radius of Fifth Third Ballpark, can have their tickets delivered buy a cute, furry, little bundle of fun.

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Michigan Department of Transportation
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Heading North out of Grand Rapids this Summer Could be a Slow Journey

The Michigan Department of Transportation released a map of their 2017 road projects today.

If you normally head north on the weekends, it could be a slow go from Grand Rapids up to almost Big Rapids. Three different projects will take place on US-131 beginning in March.

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Real estate sign indicating sold house
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It’s a Healthy Housing Market in Parts of West Michigan

Seven of the top 10 markets in the U.S. are located in the Midwest. Michigan scores three cities in the top 10. Along with Jenison and Forest Hills, the Detroit suburb of Clawson, MI comes in at number 10 on the list.

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Blizzard of '78
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Remembering the “Blizzard of ’78”

If you were living in Michigan on January 26th, 1978, you probably spent a lot of time with a shovel in your hand! We had one of the biggest snow storms to ever hit this area -- it was the "Blizzard of '78"! A low-pressure system moving from the Gulf Coast met with two other low-pressure systems, one from the Southwest and one from Canada, to create one of the worst snowstorms the Midwest has ever seen.

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WET NOSE WEDNESDAY: “Maggie” the Mastiff Mix

Kim from the Humane Society of West Michigan dropped by the The River studios for Wet Nose Wednesday. She brought along an adorable dog named “Maggie”. “Maggie” is a 4 year old Mastiff mix dog. Being part Mastiff, she is a bigger dog...weighing in at about 85 pounds. She is good with other dogs, but probably best in a home without cats.

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