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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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Fifth Third Ballpark Fire [Video Link]

UPDATE (2:50pm): In a news conference held Friday afternoon, West Michigan Whitecaps Managing Partner Denny Baxter shed some light on the fire and on the future of Fifth Third Ballpark and the West Michigan Whitecaps. He said of the future: "If we rebuild it, they will come once again." Baxter assured the community that the Whitecaps will be playing baseball come April 8th of this year (opening day). He got choked up several times during the news conference, and expressed that the Whitecaps organization is "more than a business, it's a community member."

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flickr, Texas T's
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Lake Superior State University Releases 2014′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.

What words have been banned this year?

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flickr, Aurimas Adomavicius
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Grand Rapids Christmas Tree Recycling Begins January 2

Christmas has come to an end. And, if you had a real Christmas tree this year, it's time for you to figure out how to get rid of it.

Luckily, if you live in the city of Grand Rapids, it is offering free Christmas tree recycling starting Jan. 2, 2014. 

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Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Atlantic Records
Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Atlantic Records
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Grand Rapids Performance On Tap for Bruno Mars in 2014

Ever hear of a guy named Bruno Mars? You know, the hugely successful and talented guy who Billboard crowned as its Artist Of The Year?

Well, if you're a fan of that guy, get ready because he will be performing in Grand Rapids in 2014!

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flickr, numstead
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Downtown Grand Rapids Skating Rink at Rosa Parks Circle Now Opening Saturday

If you were looking forward to coming to downtown Grand Rapids Friday night, watching the tree in front of the GRAM be lit, and then partaking in some ice skating, you're going to have to rethink part of your plans. It was announced today that the skating rink will not be opening on Friday evening as planned.

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flickr, Telstar Logistics
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Allegan County Sheriff Says You Don’t Want To Spend Thanksgiving In The Drunk Tank

The night before Thanksgiving is often thought of as the "biggest bar night of the year," but the Allegan County Sheriff's Department is encouraging West Michiganders to enjoy it safely. They say that spending your Thanksgiving in the drunk tank is less than ideal. Here's the message they sent out to local media today:

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Fox-17
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West Michigan Marine Surprises Wife & Kids At Lions’ Game [Video]

Captain Joshua Munsee surprised his wife and kids at the Lions' game on Sunday, and brought even the most hardened football spectator to tears.

Munsee says that when he found out that he would be coming home, he contacted the Detroit Lions, and their staff started working on a plan for an elaborate surprise homecoming

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Rockford’s Holiday Lighting Ceremony [Photos]

Discover a Rockford Christmas with the kick off to their holiday festivities tonight!  Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Rockford Choirs and the RHS Brass Ensemble while the City of Rockford starts the holiday season with lighting the thousands of lights around the downtown shopping district.  The mayor always delivers a message of peace to kick off the festivities.

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