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Michigan Pirate Festival in Grand Haven August 3 – 9

Loutit District Library and Harbor Island will host the ninth annual Michigan Pirate Festival in Grand Haven, August 3 - 9.

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West Michigan Election Day Results – May 5, 2015

Today, Michigan voters decided if the state sales tax would be increased from six percent to seven percent.

Voters in Byron Township, Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Forest Hills, Grand Haven, Hudsonville, Kentwood, West Ottawa and other communities also had issues on the ballot.

Results are in.

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Polls Open Until 8PM, View Your Sample Ballot and Polling Location

Today, Michigan votes on Proposal 1 which would increase the sales/use tax from 6% to 7%. Many voters in West Michigan face additional issues on the ballot.

Prepare to vote with a look at your sample ballot and polling location.

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Michigan Kick Butts Day Events Target Getting Kids to be Smoke-Free

Kids were kicking butts across Michigan today in places like Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Hastings, but it wasn't because they were bullying their peers.

They were standing up to Big Tobacco as part of the 20th annual Kick Butts Day.

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Ottawa County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
Ottawa County Sheriff's Department via WZZM-13
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Mears Man Charged with Report of False Terrorism, Destruction of Property in Grand Haven Coast Guard Attack [Video]

A 33-year-old man has been charged in the attack on the U.S. Coast Guard station in Grand Haven.

Matthew Lawrence Krueger was arrested Sunday after drove his pickup truck through a security gate at the Coast Guard Station and assaulted on-site personnel.

Prior to that, he had called Ottawa County Dispatch, telling them he had a bomb and was going to blow up the station.

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Sunday Morning Attack on Grand Haven Coast Guard Station ‘Act of Domestic Terrorism’

Authorities are investigating an attack this morning on the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Grand Haven.

The attack is considered an "act of domestic terrorism" by the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety, Ottawa County an

John Winkelman
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Bird’s-Eye Views of Lake Michigan’s Wintry Shoreline Near Grand Haven [Video]

Talk about cool.

Byron Center's Tommy Sadler took some awesome Lake Michigan shoreline visuals on Saturday at Rosy Mound Natural Area near Grand Haven.

The aerials were shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone-mounted GoPro camera.

Wintry and wonderful.

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Grand Haven Cross that Drew Criticism Will Become an Anchor

Grand Haven city officials have approved plans to convert a 48-foot-tall cross on city-owned property overlooking the Grand River into an anchor.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports that the Grand Haven City Council approved a resolution Monday on a 3-2 vote to limit access to the Dewey Hill property as well as change the cross, which had faced criticism from local residents and a religious organization.

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Ian Hitchcock, Getty Images
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Free Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties in Grand Rapids, Grand Haven

The solar eclipse expected around dusk tonight may be safely seen at viewing parties in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven.

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Photo courtesy of USCG
Photo courtesy of USCG
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Kayaker Rescued After Failing in Attempt to Cross Lake Michigan

31-year-old Matt Frymire was attempting to kayak from Milwaukee to Grand Haven.

His attempt fell short.

Frymire called for help on Monday morning and was rescued by the United States Coast Guard.

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Courtesy Scott Pellegrom Trio
Courtesy Scott Pellegrom Trio
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Grand Haven’s Walk The Beat: One Afternoon, 40 Venues, 80 Bands, 200 Musicians

By Andy Frisinger and John Sinkevics | Local Spins

Ever catch a rock show at a tire shop? How about a blues band in a lumberyard?

Oddly enough, folks along the lakeshore will have the chance to experience both -- along with one-of-a-kind musician-business pairings -- on Saturday when Ottawa County’s Walk The Beat will host 80 artists at 40 locations in Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Grand Haven’s Farmer’s Market has an Education Station This Morning

The Grand Haven Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Grand haven Farmer's Market today from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with a special twist.

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