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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Nov. 8; Top 5 Homer Simpson Bacon Quotes [Sponsored]

Returning for the second consecutive year on Nov. 8 is BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration.

The all-things bacon celebration is a week from Saturday at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-themed, -infused and -inspired dishes and drinks, and tickets are still available.

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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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Who Wins First Playoff Elimination Game? Questions for Week 10 in College Football

With this week’s release of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, every game suddenly takes on new importance. Here are some of the big questions going into this week:

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West Michigan Preschoolers Set World Record

How exactly did preschoolers set a world record? Through vocabulary.

More specifically, they did it by learning the words "magnificent," "patience," "stripes" and "wilderness" through the story "Mr Tiger Goes Wild."

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Julie Weiler
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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: Cedar Springs Girls’ Cross Country’s Kenzie Weiler

Cedar Springs High School's girls' cross country No. 1 runner Kenzie Weiler, the defending Division 2 state champion, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Where to Trick-or-Treat Indoors in West Michigan – Halloween 2014

It's going to be a cold, maybe even a snowy, Halloween.

Neighborhood trick-or-treating is fun, but indoor trick-or-treating is a lot warmer.

See where to enjoy indoor trick-or-treating in West Michigan. 

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Kuzma, ThinkStock
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Governor Snyder Appoints Jennifer L. Faber to 61st District Court in Grand Rapids

Governor Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Jennifer L. Faber to the 61st District Court, in Grand Rapids.

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Jr. Mint and Casper Visit for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Awww, brothers Junior Mint and Casper the cats, came by 100.5 The River to visit Andy Rent's "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Latest Testing Shows No Sign of Asian Carp in Kalamazoo River

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today announced that the latest round of Asian carp environmental DNA sampling on the lower Kalamazoo River in Allegan County produced all negative results.

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This Is Why Michigan Can’t Have Nice Things, Other Top Stories from Week 9

This weekend didn't lack for big numbers and big drama in college football.

Here are some of the highlights and what we learned. 

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MHSAA Announces Football Playoff Pairings

The pairings were announced Sunday for the 2014 Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs.

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Jeff Musial The Animal Guy’s Wildlife Show Hits East Grand Rapids November 23 [Video]

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