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LowellArts Competition Expands, Seeks Entries to Win $2,000 in Prizes

The 31st annual LowellArts West Michigan Art Competition is expanding thanks to increased gallery space.

The competition will now accept entries from artists from 25 different counties in Michigan, an increase from last year when artists from 15 counties were eligible.

$2000 in cash awards will be given to five artists.

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Griffins To Wear Fan Designed Jerseys Saturday Night

If you recall the Grand Rapids Griffins held a contest to have their fans design a jersey for the team to wear. Saturday night, the team will don the winning design, and you'll have a chance to get one.

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Adopt Lorraine From Crash’s Landing

Change can be hard, but change is often necessary.

It took a couple of months to convince Lorraine to come indoors out of the cold. Now she is ready for the next step, a permanent home.

Can you adopt Lorraine?

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Grand Rapids Among The Top Cities In Nation With A Housing Shortage

Realtor.com this week issued a report on the top cities around the country with a housing shortage, and Grand Rapids is on the list.

Which is good is some ways, bad in others.

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You’ll Soon Get to Driver Faster on US-131

US-131 will be on of the Michigan freeways where the speed limit is going up.

Earlier this month, Governor Snyder approved a bill that will raise the speed limit on freeways and rural highways around Michigan...

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The Green Well to Open in Rockford at Former Reds on the River Location

The Green Well is set to open a second location this year with more to follow.

The new Rockford location is the first of what could be several additional Green Well locations.

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Fan Favorite Food Contest is ON With the Whitecaps

Before the first pitch of Spring Training flies (just four weeks away!) the West Michigan Whitecaps, along with their partner Zeeland Food Services, Inc., makers of Zoye Premium Vegetable Oil, are looking for the next star on the Fifth Third Ballpark menu! Whitecaps fans can submit ideas for what new food items they would like to see served at Fifth Third Ballpark this summer.

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Map Shows Path to Row a Boat From Kalamazoo to Minneapolis

Here's a creative way for college football fans to get some exercise.

A map shows the path to row a boat from Kalamazoo to Minneapolis.

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HopCat’s Birthday Party Includes: FREE Crack Fries & an Eating Contest!

HopCat is celebrating its 9th year in business by having a party and you're invited!

The party will be at all of its locations around the country, so obviously Grand Rapids will be celebrating...

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Ralphie is our Pet of the Week on Wet Nose Wednesday

Ralphie 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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TEDxGVSU is February 24, Here’s How to Apply to Attend

TEDx is coming to GVSU. The idea-sharing event will be open to 100 people. Tickets will be sold through an application process.

Learn how to apply to attend TEDxGVSU.

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Ionia County Business Displays Profanity on Roadside Sign

President Obama's time in office is coming to a close, and one Ionia County business decided to celebrate that fact by displaying profanity on its roadside sign.

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