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Founders Brewing’s ArtPrize Beer Mosaic Promise Premieres August 20

ArtPrize begins Sept. 24, but you don't have to wait until next month to enjoy a taste of ArtPrize.

This year's ArtPrize beer, Mosaic Promise, premieres at Founders Brewing Co. on Aug. 20.

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Jodi Beckman
Jodi Beckman
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Which Area of Metro Grand Rapids is the Happiest? [Poll]

Is Grand Rapids a happy city?

One report doesn't think so, but we know better.

Take our poll and help decide which area of metro Grand Rapids is the happiest.

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Aleksander Bolbot, ThinkStock
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Volunteers Needed to Help Remove Invasive Plants at Holland State Park

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help remove invasive plants from various state parks in West Michigan.

Volunteers are needed at Holland State Park on Tuesday, August 12.

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Courtesy ArtPrize
Courtesy ArtPrize
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WZZM-13: ArtPrize Announces Expert Discussion Changes

ArtPrize has announced some changes to its 2014 critical discourse programming Monday morning.

The art competition's organizers are calling the seven days of discussion an "event within an event."

The newly-expanded discourse sessions are to bring together experts from a number of different fields, including art, design, innovation, urbanism, social equity and technology.

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Warren Goldswain/ThinkStock
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Hazardous Swimming Conditions Expected For Lake Michigan Monday Night & Tuesday

Hazardous swimming conditions are expected along the Lake Michigan shoreline Monday night and Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a Beach Hazards Advisory. The forecast calls for 4ft. to 8ft. waves from St. Joseph all the way up the Lake Michigan coastline to Ludington. Conditions will be worse on Tuesday during the day, but will diminish late Tuesday night.

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Michigan State Police
Michigan State Police
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Michigan State Police Say Pilot Found Dead After Small Aircraft Crashes in Allegan County

Michigan State Police say the pilot of a small aircraft has been found dead after crashing in Allegan County.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Battles ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

30 years after their comic book debut and several decades since they last ruled the box office, the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' returned this week and proved that they're as relevant and popular as ever. Although many people wondered if the turtles wou

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Courtesy Shoreline Jazz Festival
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Great Jazz Coming to Muskegon August 23, 24 [Video]

The West Michigan Tourist Association announced the inaugural two-day Alexander Zonjic’s Shoreline Jazz Festival featuring musicians in contemporary jazz, will be at Heritage Landing in Muskegon Aug. 23 and 24.

Headliners include Alex

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Free Museum Admission To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of Ford Presidency

 

This weekend marks 40 years since Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States.

He took over the presidency after Richard Nixon resigned as a result of the Watergate scandal.

To commemorate this event, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum will be free to the public this Saturday, August 9. 

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VIP Design USA, ThinkStock
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114 Jobs Coming to West Michigan

Today, the regional economic development organization The Right Place, Inc. announced two new West Michigan economic development projects that will bring 114 new jobs and nearly $10 million to the region.

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Eliot J. Schechter, Getty Images
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Total Closure on 131 in Mecosta County from August 9 – 14

Traveling north during the summer in Michigan is hard enough, but it's about to get even more difficult.

There will be a total closure on northbound US-131 in Mecosta County from August 9 - 14.

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Election Results – August 5, 2014

Tuesday was primary election day in Michigan.

West Michigan voters decided on candidates for state House and Senate, Congress, judges, county commission, and multiple proposals.

Results are in.

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