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Big Decline in Monarch Butterflies in West Michigan

Several factors have led to a sharp decline in the number of monarch butterflies migrating to West Michigan.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Reigns Supreme

You can tell the summer movie season is coming to an end because the weekend box office has stopped being exciting and has starting becoming sad and weird. The past two weeks have seen several major movies bomb, but nothing could have prepared us for 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.'

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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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Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft Reveals $600,000 Donation to Simply Give

The Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft, Walker-based Meijer's community-focused inaugural LPGA golf tournament, boosted Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program on Wednesday.

Meijer LPGA Classic by Kraft representatives made a $600,000 donation to Simply Give, which helps Midwest food pantries restock their shelves and improve quality of life for thousands of families.

The proceeds were from the 72-hole tournament, held Aug. 7 to 10 at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont and won by South Korean rookie Mirim Lee.

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Michigan DNR Helping to Control Fires in Northwest U.S.

31 employees of the Michigan DNR, who are trained as firefighters, are helping to contain wildfires in Oregon, California, Washington and Idaho.

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College Football 2014 Season Preview: 10 Big Questions That Need Answers

Our long national nightmare is almost over, and we are down to just a few more days until college football returns on August 28. Here are some of the burning issues we can't wait to see play out in the coming weeks.

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How Honest Is Michigan Compared to the Rest of the Country? [Infographic]

Honest Tea recently conducted a national social experiment called The National Honesty Index, and the results are in.

When faced with a choice to be honest or not, the experiment found that a resounding 95 percent of Americans were honest, up from 92 percent in 2013.

So how did Michigan compare to the rest of the country?

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Expendables 3′ Can’t Keep Up with ‘Turtles’ or ‘Guardians’

A trio of newcomers entered the box office arena this weekend, but two battle-hardened and grizzled champions kept them at bay, holding onto the top two spots and making it look easy. Sorry, newbies: This top 10 still belongs to 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy.'

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Caledonia Boy Granted Make-A-Wish Trip Is Leaving Today

Stories like this always hit me hard. I mean, when adults are fighting cancer it's tough enough to imagine what they're facing. However, when it's a kid, whew.

Today, one of those brave kids is getting his wish via the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.

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New Movies This Week: ‘The Expendables 3,’ ‘The Giver’ and ‘Let’s Be Cops’ [Video]

The third go-around for the aging-mercenary superteam, plus the latest young-adult novel trying to become a blockbuster and a light comedy you and your buddy probably thought of back in college.

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Tony Stewart Will Not Race in NASCAR’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway On Sunday

Tony Stewart will not race Sunday in the Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn.

Stewart is skipping his second NASCAR Sprint Cup race since hitting and killing a driver in a dirt track race at a New York track last week.

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Grand Haven’s Walk The Beat: One Afternoon, 40 Venues, 80 Bands, 200 Musicians

By Andy Frisinger and John Sinkevics | Local Spins

Ever catch a rock show at a tire shop? How about a blues band in a lumberyard?

Oddly enough, folks along the lakeshore will have the chance to experience both -- along with one-of-a-kind musician-business pairings -- on Saturday when Ottawa County’s Walk The Beat will host 80 artists at 40 locations in Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg.

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