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Saugatuck in the Running for Best Midwestern Small Town

Named "Best Small Town Weekend Escape"  two years in a row, Saugatuck is now in the running for another honor.

Saugatuck is up for "Best Midwestern Small Town" in a USA Today 10Best readers' poll. 

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Kazoo Police Put Out APB For Man Who Swiped A 12-Foot Tall Oberon Bottle

Oberon Day is a big deal in West Michigan. How big? 12 feet!

And this guy took it home with him.

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Bird Flu Increases The Threat To Chicken Farmers Livelihoods
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Ionia/Coopersville Poultry Farm Converting to Cage-Free Housing, Adding 50 Jobs

Herbruck's Poultry Ranch is set for some big changes thanks in part to a $100,000 performance-based grant.

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Do You Agree With Ionia High School’s Ban on Graduation Cap Decoration?

Each year for graduation, students decorate their caps, but this year Ionia High School students are not allowed to.  Principal Ben Gurk announced to the students about the new rule...

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More Quality Jobs Coming to West Michigan

More good news for Grand Rapids and West Michigan. At least 26 high-tech manufacturing jobs will be coming to the Grand Rapids area this year. Italian-based Siliconature Corporation will establish the company’s first North American manufacturing facility at 4495 68th Street SE,  in Kentwood.

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Dustin Hoffman And His Children Attended Two Sold Out Concerts By Rap A
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What Life Was Like In GR The Last Time The Red Wings Weren’t In The Playoffs

For the first time since the 1990 season, the Wings will not be a part of the NHL Playoffs. After 25 straight trips, the string is over.

So what did we do with all that free time that we had in 1990 because we didn't have any playoffs to watch?

Oh, we had tons of fun...

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Greenland Ice-Cap Draws Global Warming Tourists
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The Northern Lights Were Visible In Michigan Last Night, Here’s Some Photos

Michigan was treated to another light show from the Aurora Borealis last night and early this morning, and although Grand Rapids didn't get any great views of it, some folks up north had a clear view and shared their photos on social media.

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Hunter the Cat Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday

Hunter the cat, came calling today.

Hunter visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Traverse City Named “Strongest Town” in the World!

"Strong" may not be the first word that comes to mind when talking about Traverse City but so many factors make this Michigan city deserving of the title...

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‘Roads To Romance’? That’s The Title Of This 1949 West Michigan Travel Film [Video]

There really is nothing more romantic than a West Michigan sunset, and this 1949 travelogue promises plenty of love action for those willing to make the trek to our lovely area.

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City Council Passes License for the Barking Boutique

At a city council meeting on Monday night, many people showed up to protest the new Barking Boutique that may be opening in Grandville. This store is set to sell designer puppies for thousands of dollars...

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As If We Didn’t Already Know It, Grand Rapids Named Best Beer Scene In The Country

We've done it again! Grand Rapids now tops another top ten list relating to beer. USA Today released their 2017 Reader's Choice awards for the Best Beer Scene in the Country and Grand Rapids is #1...

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