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Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park
Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park
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Former Traverse City Asylum Now a Botanical Garden

After more than a decade of planning, demolition, and digging, Traverse City's former asylum is now a 25-acre botanical garden.

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Erik Reis/ ThinkStock
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Dog Flu Confirmed in Grand Rapids [Video]

This spring an outbreak of canine influenza sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the states surrounding Michigan.

Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana have all seen cases of the virus, some of them deadly.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has now confirmed three cases of dog flu in Michigan: two in Grand Rapids and one in Macomb County, Wood TV 8 reports.

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How to Identify a Michigan Rattlesnake [Video]

The Michigan DNR is sharing some information that many of us hope we never need to know, how to identify a Michigan rattlesnake.

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Michigan’s Joshua Davis Winds Up Third on ‘The Voice’ [Video]

The goofy dude with the hats, Sawyer Fredericks, bested Michigan roots rocker Joshua Davis to win the NBC vocal competition, 'The Voice' Tuesday night.

Davis, who penned an original song about the people in Michigan for the show, wound up third, and performed a duet with Sheryl Crow on the finale.

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"Zeus"/Townsquare Media
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Zeus Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Zeus the dog came calling today.

Zeus visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Salvation Army Looking for a few Good Businesses to Surprise With Donuts

The Salvation Army is celebrating the 78th annual National Doughnut Day on Friday, June 5 by giving away 2,000 free Krispy Kreme doughnuts. The Salvation Army is widely credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States by feeding American soldiers the tasty confection during World War I.

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images
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Mt. Morris Man Arrested for Waterboarding 5-Year-Old [VIDEO]

Last week, 30-year-old Michael Porter of Mt. Morris was arrested for child abuse after police discovered that he had been torturing his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son using the controversial waterboard technique.

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West Michigan Schools Awarded for Being Prepared for Cardiac Emergencies

122 Michigan schools have been awarded the MI HEARTSafe School designation which recognizes schools that are prepared to respond to cardiac emergencies.

West Michigan schools recognized include schools in Belmont, Cedar Springs, Coopersville, Fennville, Grand Rapids, Rockford, Wyoming, and more.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ ‘Good Kill’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ [Video]

Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road lead the way for this week's new movies.

See all the trailers and Grand Rapids showtimes!

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New Map Helps Michigan Morel Hunters

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has created a new map to help mushroom hunters find morels.

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New International Bridge in Detroit to be Named After Red Wings’ Great Gordie Howe

The new bridge connecting Canada and The United States will be named after a Detroit Red Wings hockey great.

The Detroit News has confirmed that the second bridge will be named the "Gordie Howe International Bridge".

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Schools in Allendale, Belding and Wyoming Win Awards for Healthy Student Lifestyles

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and Governor Rick Snyder are recognizing 24 Michigan schools for fostering healthy eating, physical activity habits, and tobacco-free lifestyles among students.

Allendale Middle School, Belding Middle School and Vista Charter Academy in Wyoming are among those being recognized.

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