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A Grand Rapids Public Access TV Santa Takes Live Phone Calls, Kids Get Treated To Sassy Elves [Video]

There was a time in Grand Rapids when the Public Access TV channel was weird and wonderful.

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Pictured Rocks Michigan State Quarters Design Candidates
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One of These Designs Will Be Michigan’s Next State Quarter Honoring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

One of these 13 design finalists for a new state quarter honoring Michigan's Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

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Runaway 16-Year-Old Last Seen in Grand Rapids Area Found Safe

UPDATE: Brittany Ann Pratt, 16, has been found safe.

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Grand Rapids Getting 37 High-Tech, Life Science Jobs

On Wednesday, The Right Place and the City of Grand Rapids announced the approval of an incentive that will bring 37 new high-tech, life science jobs and $2.8 million in new investment to Grand Rapids over the next three years.

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One Person Shot Near Grand Rapids School Friday Afternoon

Grand Rapids police are responding to a shooting on Burton Street in Grand Rapids Friday afternoon.

Wood TV-8 reports that the shooting happened around 3:30p.m. near Ellington Academy of Arts and Technology, at 670 Burton Street SE. 

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Top 8 Places for Indoor Ice Skating in Grand Rapids

Ice skating is a fun way to enjoy winter in Grand Rapids and many communities offer wonderful outdoor ice rinks, but sometimes indoor rinks can be more comfortable and convenient.

View a map of the Grand Rapids area's top indoor skating facilities and see their public hours for open skating.

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Adopt Jheri From Crash’s Landing

It was days before Christmas in 2015 when Crash's Landing first welcomed Jheri.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if Jheri found a permanent home this Christmas?

Please adopt Jheri!

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New Holland Brewing Teams up with Pabst to Distribute Nationwide

Soon even more craft beer lovers across the country will be able to enjoy Dragon's Milk, Mad Hatter IPA, Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, and other New Holland brews.

New Holland Brewing has entered into a long-term partnership agreement with Pabst Brewing Company to sell and distribute their craft beer nationwide. 

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LaughFest Announces Next Round of Acts

Katt Williams, Joel McHale and the comedy duo of Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme are the latest headliners being added to Gilda’s LaughFest, which is scheduled for March 9 to 19, 2017 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and surrounding communities.

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Odd-Even Parking in G.R. Has Resulted in Almost 850 Tickets in Less than a Week

Odd-Even parking, in Grand Rapids, began over a month ago but since getting hit with a bunch of snow over the weekend its caused a lot of problems for residents...

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The Eight Most Common Dutch Surnames In Kent County

The Dutch influence in West Michigan traces its roots back to Albertus Van Raalte's quest to settle a colony of like minded Calvinists.

Since then, they've hugely impacted our area, paving the way for the famed saying "If you ain't Dutch, you ain't much."

Here are the eight most common Dutch surnames in Kent County.

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Grand Rapids – One of the Top 30 Most Sinful Cities in America … Neat?

While we have nothing on Las Vegas (obviously), Grand Rapids ranks pretty high in 3 of the 7 'deadly sins'.

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