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Catch Wendy Reed while you work, Middays on Channel 95-7. Tune in to stay current with what’s happening in West Michigan, and for the best mix of hot hits in Grand Rapids. Wendy is equally likely to compliment your cute shoes, condemn you for wearing leggings as pants, or invite you out to drink beer and watch a baseball game. Wendy loves her dog (Harry Potter), New Kids On The Block, live blogging her life, and eating out (aka not having to cook). Her hobbies include Facebook, reading, and pinning crafts on Pinterest that she’ll never make. Stream online at mychannel957.com!
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‘Significant’ Winter Weather Blowing In for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Infographic]

Winter is blasting in in an even bigger way.

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning for this afternoon through Friday afternoon, calling the wintry blast coming our way in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan as "significant."

Basically, more than a foot of snow is possible with heavy snow beginning about 2 p.m. EST and continuing through Friday. Wind gusts are forecast to be up to 45 miles per hour, with blowing and drifting snow and wind chills of 10 degrees below zero.

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Michigan Will Dump ACT for SAT as High School Graduation Requirement

The Michigan Department of Education announced Wednesday that it is switching to the SAT as the state's required high school exam. The move will end a years-long relationship with the ACT that had nearly every high school junior taking that college entrance exam.

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Grand Haven Cross that Drew Criticism Will Become an Anchor

Grand Haven city officials have approved plans to convert a 48-foot-tall cross on city-owned property overlooking the Grand River into an anchor.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports that the Grand Haven City Council approved a resolution Monday on a 3-2 vote to limit access to the Dewey Hill property as well as change the cross, which had faced criticism from local residents and a religious organization.

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Lake Superior State University Releases 2015′s Banished Words List

Lake Superior State –- the smallest public university in Michigan -- has released its annual list of banished words.

The list’s proper name is the List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, and has been a Lake Superior tradition since 1976.

Which words have been banned this year?

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New Year’s Eve Tips – Don’t Be That Girl

No one likes a hot mess, especially on New Year's Eve. Nothing ruins an evening more than your overly-celebrating friend yakking on your cute new shoes. But, it happens.

So, I've decided to put together a quick list of ways that you can avoid being "that girl" at whatever New Year's festivities you decide to attend (if you need me, I'll be on my couch in sweatpants drinking wine and watching "Grey's Anatomy"). 

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The Detroit Free Press Puts Wrong Harbaugh Brother On Front Page

Jim Harbaugh has been let go by the San Francisco 49ers and it has been widely reported/speculated that he will take over as head coach at the University of Michigan.

The Detroit Free Press decided to report this bit of news on their front page on Monday. Only problem? They used a photo of the wrong Harbaugh brother to accompany their story. 

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Spectrum Health Releases List Of Top Baby Names For 2014

What were the most popular baby names in West Michigan in 2014? Well, according to the birth records at Spectrum Health, Olivia and Noah were the most popular for boys and girls respectively.

This year, there are several newcomers to the girl’s list, including Avery, Ella and Nora. Some new boy names also took over the list in 2014 – William, Caleb, Carter, Henry, Benjamin and Jackson were all added this year.

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John Legend Song ‘All of Me,’ Katy Perry Album ‘Prism’ and Pitbull Tops for SoundHound App Users [Video]

SoundHound has announced its top songs, artists and albums of 2014 as identified by users of its SoundHound app.

John Legend's single "All of Me," Katy Perry's album "Prism" and artist Pitbull were No. 1 for SoundHound this year.

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Meijer Surprises More Than 200 Customers By Paying For Their Christmas Purchases [Video]

Saturday was a lucky day for some folks who visited their local Meijer to do their Christmas shopping.

The retailer gave 213 unsuspecting customers a HUGE surprise at the checkout: their entire shopping carts filled with gifts and groceries were given to them free!

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