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This Might Be Michigan’s Biggest and Best Fireworks Display – and You’ve Probably Never Seen It

Detroit's Ford Fireworks are famous throughout the state of Michigan. But there's another display a bit further north that just might be the biggest and best fireworks show you've never attended.

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Michiganders Aren’t Very Patriotic Compared to the Rest of America

As we gear up to celebrate Independence Day and our country this coming week, ask yourself are you really celebrating America or are you just in it for the barbecues and fireworks...

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Michigan DNR
Michigan DNR
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Fireworks-Free Fourth of July Returning to Many Michigan State Parks

The Fourth of July is a time for celebration and fireworks, but many veterans seek an alternative to the loud fireworks displays this time of year.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency are working together to provide alternative camping options for veterans and others, including pet owners, who are seeking a quieter 4th of July.

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Average Americans Fail U.S. History Test [Video]

The 4th of July, 2015, is behind us, and it was a wonderful weekend as we celebrated our creation of this country when we declared, and fought for, our independence from Great Britain. But, after watching this video I have to tell you, America, we have a problem!

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You Tube
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Show Your 4th of July Spirit With Cake! [Video]

This Fourth of July, you can truly show your spirit by making a true American dessert: A red, white and blue cake stuffed with three kinds of pie. Now that's what I'm talking about!

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Watch Fifth of July Amway Family Fireworks Show Replay Here! [Video]

In case you didn't make it to downtown Grand Rapids for our 5th of July fireworks show, and didn't see or hear them, then you must have been in another state, since the show was huge and amazing!

Thanks to Amway for the amazing fireworks display, honoring all those men and women around the world who serve, and protect America's security and freedoms!

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Governor’s Army Band Playing in Lowell on the 4th

Dubbed “Flags On The Fourth!” Lowell is honored to be the Michigan community chosen to host our state’s official military band this 4th of July...

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flickr, mwlguide
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Whitecaps Tickets Going for Only $5 for July 4th and 5th Games

Reserved seat tickets for the West Michigan Whitecaps’ July 4th holiday week games will be offered for a very special $5 price for one day only.

Tuesday, July 2nd, fans can purchase tickets to the Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th games for the special price of $5, more than half off the regular $10.50 price. There is a limit of eight tickets per person for this special.

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4th of July Celebrations in West Michigan

I have a big THANKS to give out to the West Michigan Tourist Association.  They really do an amazingt job promoting West Michigan, and keeping all of us up-to-date on all the fun things happening throughout the seasons.

One of the big celebrations is the 4th of July, and here is an update of fireworks and cool places and things to do.

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(flickr, nateda3rd)
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Grand Rapids 4th of July Shooting Caught On Video [VIDEO]

The shooting that occurred in downtown Grand Rapids after the fireworks on Monday night was caught on tape!

A man named Tom Daly shot the video using his cell phone and then posted it on YouTube.  The fight started in the parking lot across from Rosa Parks Circle after the fireworks Monday night.

Police say after a few minutes someone fired a gun several times.  William Brown, 19, and Deron Rodriguez, 20, were watching the fight.  Both were shot in the leg.

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Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images
Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images
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Drunk Underage Boys Visit ER Twice As Much 4th Of July Weekend

Alcohol poisoning is the predominant reason boys visit the Emergency Room twice as much during the 4th Of July Weekend.  It appears to be a high risk period for them...

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Construction And Road Work Suspended For The Weekend

Good News!  Most of Michigan's road construction will cease for the 4th of July Weekend. Starting at 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Tuesday, 89 of the 166 projects going on statewide won't have any lanes closed...

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