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Swimmer’s Itch Coming From Michigan Lakes

It's a bad year for mosquitoes in Michigan, but mosquitoes aren't the only thing that have Michigan residents itching this summer.

Swimmer's itch is being reported at lakes across Michigan, including Higgins Lake.

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Daredevil Circus Company Performs at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Video]

A homegrown Grand Rapids circus troupe is performing Saturday in a return show for the Amway Family Fireworks celebration.

Daredevil Circus Company brings its Cirque du Soleil-style show to the Amway Family Fireworks at 8 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Fireworks Season Means Enjoying Community Displays, Celebrating Safely [Video/Infographic]

It's the season for fireworks, which are synonymous with Independence Day celebrations.

July 4 marks the 238th anniversary this year of the United States' independence from England through the Declaration of Independence. It means celebrating our nation's founding through community events, with professionally-done aerial fireworks displays such as the Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

If consumer fireworks are used at home or elsewhere, enjoy them safely to protect lives and property while embracing Independence Day.

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‘Beverly Hills Cop’ Sequel Will Be Filmed In Detroit

The latest installment of the 1984 action flick “Beverly Hills Cop” will be filmed in Metro Detroit. This news comes after the film was approved for a film incentive from the state of Michigan.

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Independence Day Weekend Fireworks and Activities in West Michigan – 2014

Independence Day weekend will bring many opportunities to celebrate and enjoy fireworks in West Michigan in 2014.

Take a look at our list and have a great Independence Day weekend!

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Five Players from Michigan or Michigan State Selected in NBA Draft

Michigan and Michigan State players eligible for the NBA draft did well on Thursday night.

Five of them were selected, including four in the first 21 picks.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Follow the Rules of the Water [Sponsored]

Summer is here! It officially arrived last Saturday, and this is truly the season when many love to relax and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

In embracing summer and enjoying the great outdoors on the water and at the beach, here's another tip good for boaters and beach-goers to help you stay safe out there: Follow the rules of the water.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ and ‘Met Summer Encore: La Rondine’ [Video]

Okay, so only one new movie this week, but it's a biggie: the fourth installment in the robot-alien-EXPLOSIONS!!! saga based on a 1980s cartoon.

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Have a Blast with Amway Family Fireworks on Fifth of July in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2014 event marks the fourth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

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Michigan High School Graduation Requirements Have Changed

Today, Gov. Rick Snyder signed two bills that change the requirements to graduate high school in the State of Michigan.

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Low-Interest Disaster Loans Available to Michigan Residents

Michigan residents and businesses affected by the severe flooding, hail and high winds on April 12-30, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Blame Winter for Bad Mosquito Season

Our long, cold winter left us itching to get outside.

Now, itching outside is exactly what we're doing.

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