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238 Grand Rapids Street Construction Projects

The City of Grand Rapids has released of list of 238 street construction projects which cover over 45 miles.

It is a partial list of construction planned for 2015 and 2016. Additional projects are still being identified and prioritized.

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Courtesy YMT Vacations
Courtesy YMT Vacations
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Are You Ready for Alaska? Come with Me!

I think I hear Alaska is calling.

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Holland America's ms Oosterdam
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Join Andy Rent on Grand Alaskan Cruise & Tour

It's time to think about another vacation. After all, it's a new year, and plans have to be made. I don't know about you, but I'm already tired and need a break. So, how about Alaska?

Last year we took a wonderful 13-day trip to Hawaii, with YMT Vacations, and this year we're taking you on a 12-day cruise and tour of Alaska!

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The Rapid Will Not Offer Bus Services on New Year’s Day

Folks who rely on The Rapid system for transportation will need to find an alternative way to get around on Thursday.

Buses operating within Grand Rapids and the surrounding area won't be running on New Year's Day, one of several holidays during which The Rapid does not operate.

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RECALL ALERT: Dodge Trucks Recalled After Crash Kills Child

An accident involving the death of a child has prompted FCA US, the new name for Chrysler Group, to recall 66,819 older pickup trucks with manual transmissionsto fix clutch ignition interlock switches.

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It’s Not Always the Thought That Counts with Gift Giving

'Tis the season to be gift giving.

Right?

Well, maybe not.

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Where to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In Grand Rapids, West Michigan

As Christmas nears, the search for the perfect Christmas tree is on.

Check our guide to Christmas trees in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan. 

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Big Game Winner Revealed

Congratulations to Mark Elenbaas, of Lowell.

Channel 95.7, the sister station of 100.5 The River, is sending Mark and a guest to any professional football game of their choice this season.

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Hazardous Travel Warning Issued by National Weather Service for Greater Grand Rapids, West Michigan [Video]

Winter officially does not arrive until next month, but it sure feels like it's already here, doesn't it?

The National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office has issued a winter storm warning in effect from this afternoon through 9 p.m. Tuesday. The bottom lines: heavy lake-effect and blowing snow.

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Expect Mother Nature to Play Some Tricks with Halloween Weather on Friday

Mother Nature may have tricks of her own to play, with high winds, rain and snow being forecast by the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office for Friday.

That's going to make for some possibly challenging conditions for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

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Nurse in Dallas Becomes First Ebola Patient Infected in U.S.; CDC Urges Calm

The second-ever diagnosis of Ebola in America occurred this weekend, but still, there's no reason to panic. You won't catch Ebola, don't worry.

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Officials Warn Michigan Drivers: ‘Don’t Veer for Deer’

With the start of bow hunting season Wednesday, deer are on the move here in West Michigan. October and November are the riskiest months for deer-related vehicle accidents in Michigan.

Because of this, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and other organizations are coming up with new ways to bring the number of deer-related accidents down.

The Traffic Safety Coalition is trying to increase education when it comes to cars and deer by creating a video titled "Don't Veer For Deer", which will be shown in Michigan driver education courses.

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