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Pure Michigan Ad Featuring Grand Rapids Begins Airing Nationally [Video]

Grand Rapids is getting another moment in the spotlight thanks to Pure Michigan.

A 30 second television ad featuring Grand Rapids will air nationally on 10 different networks for three weeks, beginning today.

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McKay Tower Ballroom Ribbon-Cutting This Friday

 

Friday afternoon, Mayor Heartwell will be on hand for the ribbon-cutting at the newly-renovated "Ballroom At McKay Tower."  The event begins at 4:30.

Operations manager Chaundra Derks says the public banquet spa

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How To Help West Michigan Recover From The Flood

Flooding has affected thousands of people across West Michigan.

Some have been displaced from their homes.  Even more are dealing with damaged homes or property.

There are many ways to help.

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West Michigan Flooding – Saturday April 20

GRAND RAPIDS

Grand Rapids declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon.  Declaring a state of emergency was done in anticipation of widespread damage, injury or loss of property and it puts the city in a position to receive state or federal assistance.  A state of em

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Over 50,000 People Attented LaughFest 2013

Job well done, guys!  2013 was a very, very good year for the nation’s only ten day community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest.  That is because they had more than 53,000 admissions during the third annual event.

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Should The S-Curve In Grand Rapids Be Taken Down? [Poll]

Over 100,000 vehicles use the S-Curve every day in Grand Rapids, but one group would like to see that change.

The group is recommending that the S-Curve be removed to help the growth of downtown Grand Rapids.

Should the S-Curve be taken down?

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Grand Rapids Mayor Talks to Grand Rapidians

Grand Rapids George Heartwell is continuing a long standing tradition here in Grand Rapids, talking to the voters.

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Real Proof! The Economic Recovery IS Happening In Grand Rapids!

Mart Twain said it best: There are lies, damned lies and statistics. THESE statistics are not lies, however, and paint a slightly rosier picture of the economic state we in Grand Rapids are in.

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Police Stop Possible I-96 Shooter Near Grand Rapids

Local law enforcement officials stopped a vehicle near Grand Rapids at around 10a.m. Monday morning under suspicion that the driver was the I-96 shooter. 

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Forbes Magazine Names Grand Rapids #1 City For Raising A Family

Grand Rapids has received a lot of accolades over the last year or so. We're Beer City, USA, we had an awesome Lip Dub video that went viral online, and now, Forbes Magazine as named Grand Rapids the number one city for raising a family!

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Are You Sick Of Lip Dubs? [Poll]

Grand Rapids is the Lip Dub Capital of the World.  The Grand Rapids Lip Dub got national attention and millions of views.  It helped inspire many more.

Now we have "singalongs" too.

Has it been too much?  Are you sick of lip dubs?

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Which Grand Rapids Trash Program Do You Like Better – Old Or New? [Poll]

On Tuesday, we told you about the new Grand Rapids pay as you throw trash program.  Some save with the new program, others pay more.

Which Grand Rapids trash program do you like better:  the old collection program or the new pay as you throw program?

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