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Mackinac Round Island Lighthouse. (Photo: Michigan Sea Grant)
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Mackinac Island Opening for Historic Season Including War of 1812 Battle Bicentennial [Video]

While the Great Lakes still have some ice on them, Mackinac Island is about ready to come alive.

It has been a long winter, with ferry service to Mackinac Island in the Straits of Mackinac between lakes Huron and Michigan just getting back into operation. Shepler's Mackinac Island Ferry said it plans to start passenger service Tuesday.

Bob Benser, Jr.'s family owns two hotels, a bed-and-breakfast and Murdick's Original Fudge on Mackinac Island. The bed-and-breakfast is open year-round, but the hotels -- The Chippewa Hotel and The Lilac Tree Hotel & Spa -- are opening May 9, just in time for Mother's Day, he told "Andy Rent Show" guest host Tim Harris this morning on 100.5 The River.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Other Woman’ Tops ‘Captain America 2′

After nearly a month on top of the box office, 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' got taken down by a bunch of funny ladies. 'The Other Woman' effortlessly took the top spot, sending Marvel's latest superhero adventure to the number two slot and making the other new releases of the week look bad.

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Congrats to Grand Valley State University’s Class of 2014!

It's graduation day on Saturday for Grand Valley State University's Class of 2014, with commencement at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

Two words (or is it one?): Woo-hoo!

Basically, congratulations to all the GVSU graduates this weekend!

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ArtPrize Reveals 2014 Poster, Launches Book and More

A capacity crowd packed the ArtPrize HUB last night for ArtPrize's 5-year anniversary celebration.

ArtPrize revealed this year's poster, served cake, drinks, and made a number of announcements.

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images
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DNR: Michigan’s Wolf Population Steady

The Michigan DNR's annual report on Michigan's wolf population is out and it shows little change in the wolf population from 2013.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Michigan wildfire risk expected to remain high through July

Current conditions and long-term projections both show Michigan with a high risk of wildfire.

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PHOTO: George Frey/Getty Images
PHOTO: George Frey/Getty Images
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‘Cord Cutting’ Is Becoming More Popular

A new study out today says "cord cutting" is up 44 percent over the last three years, and is becoming more prevalent.

What is it? Is it for you?  

I have some facts on the subject.

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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan’s Affirmative Action Ban

The United States Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action.

The justices, in a 6-2 decision issued today, struck down a lower-court ruling that had ruled the ban was unconstitutional.

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RECALL: Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Hot Dogs

If you stocked up on hot dogs in preparation for grilling season, beware: Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of hot dogs because they might mistakenly contain cheese.

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Gregory Shamus, Getty Images
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Thousands celebrate life of Princess Lacey Holsworth in East Lansing

8-year-old Lacey Holsworth lost her battle with cancer just over a week ago.

Princess Lacey touched the lives of many as her friendships and story were shared with millions nationwide.

Thousands gathered to celebrate her life Thursday night in East Lansing.

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Townsquare Media
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Grand Rapids Named Forbes’ Second Best City To Raise A Family

Grand Rapids has received a lot of accolades over the last few years. We’re Beer City, USA (and will remain that way, since the magazine who named us Beer City has decided to discontinue the contest), we had an awesome Lip Dub video that went viral online, in 2012 Forbes listed us as the best city to raise a family, and this year, we've come in at number two on their list.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Transcendence,’ ‘Bears,’ ‘Heaven Is For Real’ and ‘A Haunted House 2′ [Video]

A big batch of new releases hits theaters this weekend, with four wide-ranging films targeting every kind of movie-goer.

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