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Michigan State’s NCAA Tournament Run Ends as Duke Advances to Championship [Photos]

Michigan State's run through the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament came to a halt Saturday night as the Spartans lost to top-seeded Duke 81-61.

Denzel Valentine had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Travis Trice 16 points as Michigan State fell in the NCAA Final Four semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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Prince to Play Impromptu Detroit Show Thursday

Prince fans, you better clear your schedule. The legendary artist has announced a Thursday show in Detroit.

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Michigan Ranked 18th ‘Most Hammy’ U.S. State

According to the Del Monte Easter Feast Ranking, Michiganders are already making plans for a tasty holiday meal — selecting ham and corn as popular menu items.

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Michigan State Is Eerily Similar to 2014 NCAA Champion Connecticut [Videos/Infographic]

You’ve heard the comparisons.

This is what it is about: This Michigan State University men's basketball team looks a lot like last year’s NCAA Division I national champion, UConn.

Whether or not that comparison is fair gets put to the test on the court in the NCAA Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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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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