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Courtesy Tom De Vette
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Do You Remember Towne Club Pop?

Ahhh, the good old days. If you're from Grand Rapids or have lived here a long time then you probably remember Towne Club Pop. I do. When I first moved here it was a little bit of heaven when you could go to the Towne Club Pop centers.

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Michigan Department of Transportation
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Heading North out of Grand Rapids this Summer Could be a Slow Journey

The Michigan Department of Transportation released a map of their 2017 road projects today.

If you normally head north on the weekends, it could be a slow go from Grand Rapids up to almost Big Rapids. Three different projects will take place on US-131 beginning in March.

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State Judge Blocks Mayor Bloomberg's Ban On OverSized Sugary Drinks
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Proposed Michigan Bill Would Ban the Purchase of Pop With Food Stamps

The bill, introduced by Republican representatives Beau LaFave (who represents Delta, Dickinson and Menominee counties) and Ben Frederick (who represents Shiawassee County and several townships in Saginaw County) would put a stop to the purchasing of carbonated beverages with EBT cards.

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Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan State Spartans
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East Lansing Is Among The Top Ten College Hoops Cities In The Nation [Video]

With the fan friendly Breslin Center and the screaming 'IZZONE' student section, the college basketball experience in East Lansing has always been unique, now it's being heralded as one of the best.

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Costco Profits Rise In Weak Economy
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Buying Bulk is Going to Cost You More – Costco is Raising Their Membership Fees

Love all those food samples while you're shopping and being able to buy toilet paper and ketchup by the bulk? Pretty soon it's going to cost you more...

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New England Patriots Kick Off IHOP Pancake Day At Boston Children's Hospital
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Get Some FREE Pancakes Tomorrow at IHOP

Nothing says happiness like FREE FOOD! And, tomorrow is the day for some free food!

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Grand Rapids Schools To Watch For In The State High School Basketball Tournament [Video]

The annual Michigan March Madness, the MHSAA boys high school basketball tournament, gets underway tonight with the District rounds.

Several area schools are poised to make long runs into the tourney, with at least two area schools being the odds on favorites to make it to the Championships at the Breslin Center in East Lansing on March 25.

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Belding Area Schools/Facebook
Belding Area Schools/Facebook
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Belding Schools Are Now The Black Knights After Dropping Redskins Nickname

Belding Area Schools have a new mascot, which the superintendent announced to students on Friday.

Last Fall, the school district decided to drop it’s Redskin nickname and mascot after many parents, students and residents raised concern...

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Michigan Department of Natural Resources/Facebook
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Prize Money Offered For Idea To Keep Asian Carp From Lake MI

Are you good at coming up with ideas and want to make a little extra money?

The state of Michigan is offering a reward, or “prize” to the person who can come up with an idea for keeping Asian Carp out of Lake Michigan...

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Michigan Man Gets Arrested & Blames it on Chicken Nuggets

A county commissioner from Montcalm County is making headlines for getting arrested but even more so for what he thinks is at fault for his arrest...

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Byron Clute via Facebook
Byron Clute via Facebook
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Grand Rapids Westsiders Watch Out, Someone Wants In Your Car

If you live in the Richmond Park/Alpine & Leonard area (or just, on the West side of GR), heads up:  Someone wants in your car!

Friday morning around 5:30am, I was awoken (or is it, I awoke?).....

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It’s a Healthy Housing Market in Parts of West Michigan

Seven of the top 10 markets in the U.S. are located in the Midwest. Michigan scores three cities in the top 10. Along with Jenison and Forest Hills, the Detroit suburb of Clawson, MI comes in at number 10 on the list.

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