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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Furious 7,’ ‘Cut Bank’ and ‘Effie Gray’ [Video]

If your weekend plans don't include spring break on a beach, here are this week's new movies.

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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park Adds Second Day in Mid-August [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park is now on Aug. 15 and 16.

The second day was just added because of local demand.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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Michigan High School Team Wrestling Finals Moving from Battle Creek to Mount Pleasant

The Michigan High School Athletic Association reports that the Team Wrestling Finals will be hosted by McGuirk Arena at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant for two years beginning with the 2016 tournament.

The Team Wrestling Finals previously had been hosted by Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek since their inception in 1988.

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East Grand Rapids Boys’ Swimming’s Andy MacGregor Named High School Athlete of the Week

Andy MacGregor, a junior who claimed two individual state titles and was on a state champion relay for East Grand Rapids High School boys' swimming team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Bird Owners Asked to Increase Biosecurity to Prevent Spread of Avian Influenza

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is encouraging domestic bird owners to increase their biosecurity efforts and take appropriate steps to protect their birds from avian influenza. 

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Allegiant Air Pilots’ Strike Could Affect Grand Rapids Travel This Week

Flying Allegiant Air anytime soon?

A pilots' strike that could begin as early as Thursday (April 2) could impact your spring break travel plans.

Reuters reports that the strike follows more than two years of unsuccessful contract talks and several allegations made by the union and management alike.

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Is a Knockout for Manny Pacquaio

Butterfinger Cups is touting itself as the go-to treat for Manny "Pacman" Pacquaio, who is the reigning WBO welterweight world champion and is defending his title next month.

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Jean Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Jean is a beautiful three-year-old Lab/Staffordshire Terrier mix dog looking for a good home.

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100.5 The River’s April 2015 Top Songs Playlist

Edwin McCain's I'll Be

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University of Michigan Alum Could Win $1 Million If MSU Wins NCAA Tournament

ESPN is reporting that a University of Michigan alumnus could benefit in a big way if Michigan State wins the NCAA Championship.

In November (when the Spartans weren't exactly doing the best), Derek Stevens went to the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas and placed a $20,000 bet on the Spartans to win it all. That's a pretty crazy bet coming from a U of M grad! Stevens, though, is the owner of The D Casino in Las Vegas, so he knows a little bit about gambling.

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Weekend Box Office Report: The Box Office Goes ‘Home’

In one of the strongest box office weekends of 2015 so far, both Home and Get Hard opened strong while Insurgent and Cinderella continued to perform well. This was the rare weekend that literally offered something for everyone, with R-rated comedies and animated family fare exceeding expectations.

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Food Recall Expanded to Include Some Private Label Branded Walnut and Trail Mix Products Due to Possible Health Risk

Aurora Products, Inc. is expanding its voluntary nationwide recall of certain lots of natural walnuts and trail mixes because they have the potential to contain Salmonella which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

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