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Grand Rapids Finalist To Host State Games Of America In 2017

Earlier this year, we told you about Grand Rapids' bid to host the State Games Of America in 2017.  The West Michigan Sports Commission, Experience Grand Rapids, and the Meijer State Games of Michigan submitted a bid to host the State Games of Americ

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Photo Illustration: US Geological Survey, usgs.gov
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Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Shakes North Bay Area and Napa Valley California

Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area and Napa Valley were shaken awake by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake on Sunday morning.  The earthquake hit around 3:30am local time and was centered just south of Napa, California

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Gazelle Girl Raises $40,000 For Local Charities

100.5 The River and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids are proud to have partnered with the Gazelle Girl Half-Marathon in their inaugural year.

Earlier this year, approximately 2,700 women ran in the Gazelle Girl Half Marathon and 5K.  The event

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RECALL: Chicken Caesar Salad Kits

You may want to check the fridge or cupboards if you have any "salad kits" at home.

APPA Fine Foods and Sam's Club are recalling their "Chicken Caesar Salad Kits" sold because of concerns about possible Listeria contamination

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Taking Kids To College? Read About Davenport University’s Employment Guarantee

100.5 The River has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Davenport University, from partnerships on events to yearly broadcasts at their "Excellence In Business" awards, we are proud to work hand-in-hand with Davenport.

And since you're taking kids to college, figuring o

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New Movies This Week: ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ ‘If I Stay’ and ‘When the Game Stands Tall’ [Video]

Three new movies hit theaters this coming weekend—a comic book sequel (yes, another one), a teen tearjerker and an inspiring high-school football tale.

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UPDATE: I-94 Back Open In Calhoun County

UPDATE:

Good news if you're traveling south toward Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor or Detroit. I-94 is back open as of 12:30pm. Safe traveling!

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Heads up if you're heading anywhere near I-94

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The Rapid’s New Silver Line Promises More Efficient Commute [Infographic/Video]

Monday marks the debut of The Rapid's new $39 million Silver Line, which is described as the area's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

The bottom line is this: You'll be able to get from 60th Street to Michigan Street NE and the Medical Mile in less than a half hour. That is 40 percent faster than you can get there using current bus routes with The Rapid.

And like everything else in Grand Rapids -- Beer City USA, there's a brew to celebrate the occasion!

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100.5 The River’s Tom Cook Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

100.5 The River's Tom Cook took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday after being challenged by Wendy Reed, from sister station Channel 95.7.

One word: Splash!

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Photo from last year's showing of "The Goonies".
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Movies In The Park Wraps Up August 22

All summer, Celebration Cinema, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc, and Ah-Nab-Awen Park have brought us something that all of Grand Rapids loves - Movies In The Park.

In June they played “Raiders of the Lost Arc.” and “Grease”.  July brought “Dream Girls” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”  That brings us to August where a few weeks ago they played “Top Gun.”

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Dancing Kid From India On “Ellen”

How did I miss this?

Just today, I'm seeing video of an AWESOME kid on the "Ellen" show! He was a competitor on "India's Got Talent" and was a guest on Ellen show earlier this year.

Think he'd be willing to give me some lessons? I mean, I have two left feet and zero rhythm

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Grand Rapids Public Museum Extends LEGO Exhibit Through September 28

"Dream It, Build It", the LEGO exhibit at Grand Rapids Public Museum, has been extended through September 28.

The LEGO exhibit was initially scheduled to close on August 31.

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