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Grand Rapids Homeless Man Leaves Heartwarming Note [Video]

A couple of guys who live downtown left some food out for the homeless, and what they received back was both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

It's reminder of how much a simple act of kindness can mean to a person.

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Huge Christian Rock Concert Coming to Van Andel Arena

Winter Jam is coming back to the Van Andel Arena and it's expected to be a packed house.

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Michigan In Its Fall Glory: Pictured Rocks And The Huron National Forest [Video]

The fall color season in Michigan is a brief but flamboyant display of nature flaming out before the long, cold winter. It is at once joyous and sad.

Photographers along the Pictured Rocks in the Upper Peninsula and the Au Sable River in the Huron National Forest have shared their beauty with us, so if you can't make it out to the woods, allow me to bring the woods to you.

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Michigan Woman Retires After 67 Years At J.C. Penney’s [Video]

Betty Collette, who started at J.C. Penney back in 1950 selling women’s dresses, has retired after a long career with the company. At 91-years-old, Collette has a secret to lasting so long at one job.

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What is a Successful Person? They Have 10 Common Traits

The other day, I was scanning a broadcast website, All Access, reading about our crazy broadcast business, and ran across an article by Doug Erickson. He wrote about being successful. More specifically, traits that successful people have in common, or, should have.

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Officer Pulls Over Grieving Man For Speeding Then Drives Him 100 Miles [Video]

This story shows the humanity we should all show for each other. It crosses many lines, religious, racial and it happened in Ohio!!

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9/11 Never Forget Mobile Exhibit and Scout Salute at Ford Museum This Weekend

Grand Rapids is proud to be hosting the "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit again this year, at the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum.  Beginning today at 2:30 p.m., through Sunday, September 11, the exhibit will be open to the public in the parking lot of the museum. And,  in addition, it is the 15th Annual Community Day of Remembrance and Scout Salute on Sunday.

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Grand Rapids College Professor Offers Up A List of Do’s And Don’t’s For New Students

This weekend marked the return of college students to West Michigan's 15 colleges and universities, and one student went up on the web site Reddit to ask what are some do's and don't's for students new to the area.

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John Cena and his Message to all Americans [Video]

You know John Cena, pro wrestler with the WWE. Actually, he's a pro wrestler, actor, rapper and TV show host.

Cena just released a public service announcement over the holiday weekend schooling America on what the true meaning of "patriotism" is. He says it's about love for our country and all of the people in it. He says in the video, "Remember that to love America is to love all Americans, because love has no labels."

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Enjoy A Blast of Michigan’s Beautiful North In Two Minutes [Video]

It's been a rough week of bad news and unsettled weather. Now that the sun is back for the weekend, get yourself in the mood with this beautiful time lapse video of the north woods.

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A Michigan Man Lived For Almost a Year and a Half Without a Heart [Video]

I've been called heartless, but it's always been a figure of speech. A Michigan man suffering from a debilitating disease actually was heartless. While waiting for a transplant, doctors kept him alive without a heart for 17 months!

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Memorial Day is a Tribute to All Who Have Kept us Free [Video]

It's Memorial Day, 2016. Possibly, just another day for some, but for most of us, a day to remember, honor and salute the men and women of the armed forces who, so bravely, have worked and fought to keep us FREE.

I could go on and pontificate about how we should never forget, but I found a video on You Tube that does it much better.

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