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7-Eleven To Clamp Down On Underage Tobacco Buyers
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Michigan Now Accepts Child Support Payments at Retail Locations

In a change announced this week, Michigan will now accept child support payments at nearly 20,000 retail locations across the country.

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Indonesians Farm Civet Cats To Produce World's Most Valuable Coffee
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Michigan Company Brings Coffee Partially Digested by Tropical Cats to U.S.

A Michigan-based company is bringing Kopi Luwak, the world's most rare and expensive coffee, to the United States.

The coffee uses beans which have been partially digested by a tropical cat.

Yum?

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Fish With ‘Human-Like Teeth’ Being Found in Michigan

Anglers in Michigan have been landing pacus, a fish with human-like teeth used for eating nuts and seeds.

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WSPA Perform Mass Dog Vaccinations As Part Of 2013 World Rabies Day
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Rabies Confirmed in Kent County as the Disease Peaks in Michigan

Rabies is peaking in Michigan. The viral disease has been found in West Michigan including the counties of Kent, Kalamazoo and Newaygo.

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Cross of the Woods Shrine
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What Is Michigan’s Stupidest Landmark? [Video]

In Indiana, it’s the World’s Biggest Crapper! In Missouri, it’s the Fudge Factory in Uranus! And Kentucky has Big Bone Lick State Park! But what is Michigan's Stupidest Landmark?

Well, according to Mandatory.com, it's a place I've never heard of before, but now I really want to go there.

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Grand Rapids Ghost Tours Are Up And Running [Video]

Grand Rapids has a rich history, and much of it is still here roaming around aimlessly, if you believe local ghost hunters.

Rumors and legends about ghosts haunting such local landmarks as the Amway Grand, the Heritage Hill houses and the infamous Hell's Bridge have persisted through the years, and are all now a part of a GR Ghost Tour that sets off twice a month from Veteran's Memorial Park, 101 S. Fulton Street.

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"Ava"/green dog photography
"Ava"/green dog photography
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Ava is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday

Ava the dog is our special pet of the week.

Andy Rent talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Courtesy of the Grand Hotel
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Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel Voted No. 3 Best Historical Hotel in U.S.

As a kid I remember taking trips to Mackinac Island and feeling like I'd entered another time-- no cars, horses and carriages in the street, beautiful Victorian architecture-- it was magical.

Perhaps one of the most enchanting places on the island is The Grand Hotel, which has just been voted the No. 3 Best Historical Hotel in a USA Today10 Best readers' poll

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Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox
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Former Tiger Prince Fielder to Retire From Baseball After Neck Injury

Former Detroit Tiger Prince Fielder's has reached the end of his career, according to reports.

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Here’s One Way To Sell Houses In Grand Rapids [Video]

You may have seen this sign while driving  on 44th Street near Clyde Park SW. It offers to sell your home if you're moving to Canada following the election of either Trump or Clinton.

The guy who put it up says it's all just a reminder to chill out a bit.

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Michigan’s First Cases of Influenza A H3N2 of 2016 Found in West Michigan

Health officials have Michigan's first two confirmed human cases of influenza A H3N2 this year have been found. Both people with the illness are from West Michigan.

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Ann Arbor Raises Tobacco Age to 21, Should Grand Rapids? [Poll]

On Thursday, the Ann Arbor City Council voted to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21. Ann Arbor is the first city in Michigan to raise the tobacco age to 21.

Should Grand Rapids raise the tobacco age to 21?

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