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Great Lakes Winter Trail Adventures Await in Northern Michigan

There are wintry adventures aplenty to be found in northern Michigan, according to the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council.

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Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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Vaclav Volrab, ThinkStock
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MHSAA Rules Changes in Hockey, Basketball and Wrestling

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has made a number of changes for the 2014-15 winter sports season.

Changes have been made to hockey, wrestling, and girls and boys basketball. Most changes focus on player safety.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids Opens for the Season on Friday

Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle is always a big part of winter fun in downtown Grand Rapids.

Rosa Parks Circle is set to open to ice skaters for the season on Friday, December 5 at noon.

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Brian Josefowicz
Brian Josefowicz
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Cannonsburg Ski Area Opening Today for Remainder of Thanksgiving Weekend

It's time to strap them on and hit the slopes for skiing and snowboarding!

Cannonsburg Ski Area is opening to the public this today at 10 a.m.

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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
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Toronto Hockey Fans Help Out with U.S. Anthem When Mic Cuts Out [Video]

No matter where you are, the national anthem is a big deal.

It seems that the U.S.' national anthem is even a big deal in Canada. That's right, even in Canada!

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Grand Rapids Griffins
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This Is What Happens When You Stop a Hockey Puck with Your Teeth

Wednesday night, the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins were at home, taking on the Iowa Wild.

Late in the first period, the Griffins' Mitch Callahan was in front of the net and took a puck to the face off a teammate's stick.

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The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Sochi Winter Games: How Grand Rapids’ U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo Did

Omar Bermejo achieved and competed with the world's best Winter Paralympians over the past two weeks in Russia.

The 32-year-old former Marine, who had an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident, is from Grand Rapids resident, He took part with Team USA in two nordic skiing disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Catching Up With U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo of Grand Rapids [Audio]

He believes he can overcome.  He believes in himself.

A 31-year old former Marine from Grand Rapids, Omar Bermejo, has gone through quite a bit in his young life. He graduated from Grand Rapids' Union High School in 2000, spent nearly 10 years in the U.S. Marine Corps rising to the rank of sergeant, but, in a motorcycle accident the happened here at home in 2009, lost his right arm. 

Did that hold him back? Nearly. 

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Hannah Peters/Getty Images
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Michigan Paralympians at Sochi Winter Games

The Sochi Paralympic Winter Games are March 7 to 16 in Sochi, Russia.

Among the 80 athletes representing Team USA at the Sochi Winter Games are two Paralympians with Michigan ties.

Here is who to watch in Sochi.

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Touching Film Praises U.S. Paralympians’ Dedicated Mothers [Video]

If you're not in the Olympic spirit, this commercial will certainly get you there.

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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Grand Rapids’ Omar Bermejo Competes for U.S. in Sochi Paralympic Winter Games [Video]

Omar Bermejo believes.

He believes he can overcome. He believes in himself.

That steadfastness and determination has brought the 31-year-old former Marine to surmount an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident. It has the Grand Rapids resident at the pinnacle competing representing the U.S. in two disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Russia.

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