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Grand Rapids Among The Top Cities In Nation With A Housing Shortage

Realtor.com this week issued a report on the top cities around the country with a housing shortage, and Grand Rapids is on the list.

Which is good is some ways, bad in others.

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Experience Grand Rapids via YouTube
Experience Grand Rapids via YouTube
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Poetry in Motion ‘Why We Call This Place Home’

Like an early Valentines Day present, here's a poem from Experience Grand Rapids that comes across as a love letter to the city.

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You’ll Soon Get to Driver Faster on US-131

US-131 will be on of the Michigan freeways where the speed limit is going up.

Earlier this month, Governor Snyder approved a bill that will raise the speed limit on freeways and rural highways around Michigan...

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High Five Burger/West Michigan Whitecaps
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Fan Favorite Food Contest is ON With the Whitecaps

Before the first pitch of Spring Training flies (just four weeks away!) the West Michigan Whitecaps, along with their partner Zeeland Food Services, Inc., makers of Zoye Premium Vegetable Oil, are looking for the next star on the Fifth Third Ballpark menu! Whitecaps fans can submit ideas for what new food items they would like to see served at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer.

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This Grand Rapids Woman Escaped From Prison Twice in the 1970s and She’s Still Missing

One of the coldest cases in the history of the Michigan Department of Corrections is that of Frankie McGraw. The Grand Rapids woman escaped from prison once in 1973 and again in 1974. She's still on the run.

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Townsquare Media
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HopCat’s Birthday Party Includes: FREE Crack Fries & an Eating Contest!

HopCat is celebrating its 9th year in business by having a party and you're invited!

The party will be at all of its locations around the country, so obviously Grand Rapids will be celebrating...

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HomeSickCandles.com
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Get Candles That Smell Like Different Regions And States

Michigan's smell is described on their website as 'scents reminiscent of indian summers, cherries, and chocolate.' OK, that sounds like Michigan, kinda...

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"Ralphie"/Humane Society of West Michigan
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Ralphie is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday

Ralphie the dog is our special pet of the week.

Andy Rent talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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The State of Downtown Grand Rapids in 2017 is Awesome

Just in case you need a reminder about how great downtown Grand Rapids is, here are some videos for you to enjoy. Including one that talks about the importance of the riverfront.

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Winter Storm Dumps More Snow On New York City
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Storm Talk: How Much Snow Would Grand Rapids Have Received If It Had Been 10 Degrees Colder?

It's a fine line between snow and rain in West Michigan, but judging by the flood by my back door, that was quite a storm that rolled through here in the last 24 hours.

So, if it were just a bit colder, how much snow would we be shoveling by now?

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Courtesy Michigan Adventure Race/Jamie Geysbeek Photography
Courtesy Michigan Adventure Race/Jamie Geysbeek Photography
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Cancer Will not Keep Sara From The Michigan Adventure Race

The Michigan Adventure Race: Winter Edition returns to Camp Roger in Rockford on Saturday, January 28, 2017, and Sara Bard and her daughters will be ready for it.

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Michigan Representative Justin Amash to Donald Trump, ‘Dude, Just Stop’

Amash is currently serving his fourth term, and took to Twitter Saturday to speak about president-elect Donald Trump's criticism of civil rights icon John Lewis.

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