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Grand Rapids Remembers 9/11 with Boy Scout Salute, ‘Never Forget’ Exhibit at Ford Museum

 

As the nation remembers the tragic events of 9/11, so does Grand Rapids.

Today marks the 13-year anniversary of the attacks on the towers of the World Trade Center in New York, Sept. 11, 2001. A hijacked plane struck The Pentagon outside Washington DC and another crashed just outside Shanksville, Pa. Almost 3,000 people lost their lives, including firefighters, rescue workers, and police officers trying to aid the victims.

Today we pledge to never forget those people and to never forget the events of that day.

A day-long Boy Scouts salute, a special remembrance program, and "9/11 Never Forget" mobile exhibit tours are taking place in at the Ford Museum in Grand Rapids today as we remember 9/11/2001.

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Photo courtesy of GRAM
Photo courtesy of GRAM
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ArtPrize 2014: Many Volunteer Opportunities Still Available

It takes hundreds of volunteers for ArtPrize to be successful.

Volunteers are still needed to work directly for ArtPrize and to help at individual venues.

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College Football Week 3 Preview: How Bad Is the Big Ten?

Look, it's early, which usually means a lack of big games. But that doesn't mean we can't still have some fun this weekend. Here are the big questions going into Week 3:

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Grand Rapids Drive Opens NBA D-League for 2014-15 Season on Nov. 15

The Grand Rapids Drive has released its schedule for the 2014-15 season, the team’s inaugural run in the NBA Development League.

The Drive opens its season with a four-game road trip with a four-game road trip starting Nov. 15 at Bakersfield, the Phoenix Suns' California-based affiliate. The team returns for its first Grand Rapids home game at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center on Nov. 26 against the Los Angeles D-Fenders, the Los Angeles Lakers affiliate.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Gov. Rick Snyder Announces Partnership to Fight Obesity at 58 Michigan Schools

Gov. Rick Snyder joined with partners of the Building Healthy Communities program to announce 58 Michigan schools which are joining the program designed to fight obesity and improve childhood wellness.

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Matt Milhouse
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Grand Rapids Balloon Festival on Instagram [Photos]

The first year of the Grand Rapids Balloon Festival brought fun and memories.

Crowds enjoyed getting up close to more than 20 hot air balloons and many shared their experience on social media.

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

There actually was a new film released this week. It's called 'The Identical' and it's a Christian-themed fable about what would have happened if Elvis Presley's stillborn twin brother had survived. Well, for reasons that should be obvious after reading that sentence, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' held onto the number one spot this weekend while 'The Identical' opened outside of the top 10, never to be heard from again.

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College Football 2014: What We Learned In Week 2

In a week that didn’t feature many marquee matchups, we still had our share of excitement with several upsets and exciting finishes. Here is what we learned in Week 2.

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Brad Wilson
Brad Wilson
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Record Enrollment at GVSU

Student enrollment at Grand Valley State University has hit record numbers.

This fall, GVSU will welcome 4,226 first-year students and 25,094 total students, both are records.

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Usher Announces 27 Dates for UR Experience, with Auburn Hills, Chicago Concerts [Video]

Hot on the heels of a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and release of his new single/video "She Came To Give It To You," Usher announced he will tour North America this fall.

He plans to bring the UR Experience to 27 cities. The dates include The Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit on Nov. 4 and United Center in Chicago on Nov. 17.

It is the Grammy Award winner's first headlining tour in three years.

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Photo courtesy of Michigan DNR
Photo courtesy of Michigan DNR
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Michigan DNR Conservation Officer Training Makes Ice Bucket Challenge Look Easy [Video]

Ice bucket challenges continue to raise money and fill social media, but bathing in ice cold water is nothing new to the Michigan DNR's conservation officers.

It's part of their training.

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Courtesy Grand Rapids Symphony
Courtesy Grand Rapids Symphony
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Grand Rapids Symphony Season Tickets Now on Sale to Public

The Grand Rapids Symphony's season ticket-holders are always offered first choice of tickets for a concert season. However, now it's the public's turn with tickets now available.

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