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How Much Does it Cost to Cook Your Thanksgiving Dinner

How are your plans for Thanksgiving coming? Getting all of the plans together?

We know it's going to cost more than in the past. The average cost has hit a new all-time high, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, to over $50 for a family of 10.

I was talking with our friends at Consumers Energy, about how much it actually costs to cook all of the goodies we have on Thanksgiving, and I was stunned. It's low!

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Scams Target Small Businesses, Consumers Energy Customers

Consumers Energy and the Michigan State Police are warning Michigan business owners and residents to protect themselves from ongoing customer scams.

The current round of scams has hit Kent County 124 times, the second most of any county in Michigan.

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Thousands in West Michigan Without Power, More Likely to Come

Power outages have already started to trickle in to Consumers Energy's real-time outage map. More than 6,000 residents of West Michigan are without power, and with the winds picking up throughout the day today, Consumer's expects that number to grow. 

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How to get Automatic Power Outage Alerts on Your Phone

West Michigan is no stranger to severe weather and that severe weather can bring power outages in any season.

Learn how to get power outage alerts by text message.

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Final Freighter Delivery to B.C. Cobb Plant at Port of Muskegon

After 70 years of coal deliveries, the Port of Muskegon received its final Great Lakes coal freighter delivery at the B.C. Cobb Plant yesterday.

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Winter Heating Costs Projected to be 15 Percent Lower

Consumers Energy says winter heating costs could be more than 15 percent lower than average this winter saving the average customer over $100.

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SmartArt Competition Winner From Grand Rapids Public Schools is Announced

ArtPrize has just announced the top 20 in the public voting for the top prizes in 2015, however an art winner has already been announced in another art competition.

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How to Prepare Your Cottage for Winter

As summer turns to fall and air conditioners turn to heaters, it's important to protect your investment and make sure your cottage is ready for the change of seasons.

Learn how to prepare your cottage for winter.

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High Winds Leave Thousands Without Power in West Michigan

Sunday night's severe weather and high winds left nearly 200,000 without power across Michigan, including over 20,000 in West Michigan.

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Seven Ways to Save Money on Energy Costs This Summer

As temperatures climb, Consumers Energy shares seven ways to reduce energy bills while staying cool this summer.

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June is National Safety Awareness Month – Here are Some Great Safety Tips

It’s summer in Michigan, when thoughts turn to vacations, travel, outdoor activities and do-it-yourself projects. Make safety a top priority this summer with these tips!

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Grand Rapids Power Outage Affects Over 2,700

WZZM-13 reports a two-car accident has created a power outage in Grand Rapids affecting 2,701 Consumers Energy customers.

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