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Restore The Rapids Transition Of North Monroe Parking Lot Starts June 1st

Starting on June 1st, one of the first major sections of the Restore the Rapids transition begins along the riverfront. The North Monroe Parking Lot will be shutting down forever on Thursday, June 1st to begin its transformation into a green space...

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Our little adventures. via YouTube
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Watch Video Of The Grand River Flooding In Riverside Park

West Michigan has been hit with a large amount of precipitation over that last few weeks which has caused the Grand River to overflow its banks...

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Police Identify Body Found in Grand River Near Downtown

Friday afternoon the body of a deceased man was found floating in the Grand River near the 1500 block of Scribner Avenue NW.

According to WZZM-13, the police have identified the body as that of 31-year-old Jamel Parker.

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Body Found in Grand River Near Downtown [VIDEO]

Police are investigating after a dead body was found in the Grand River Friday afternoon.

According to WZZM-13, a dive team was called to the 1500 block of Scribner Avenue NW around 2:00 p.m.

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Sewage Spill into the Grand River Causes a ‘No Body Contact’ Advisory

The Ottawa County Health Department has issued a No Body Contact Advisory to residents after some sewage spilled into the Grand River.

FOX 17 says the sewage spill happened Monday and affects a portion of the river; a mile east of the US-31 bridge over the river and downstream to Lake Michigan...

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Burning Man Artist Brings Underwater LED Sculpture to Grand River at ArtPrize [Video]

Christopher Schardt has had installations using fire or LEDs at Burning Man for ten years. This year, Schardt brings an underwater LED sculpture to ArtPrize Eight.

His entry ran into electronic problems after being damaged by water last week, but is now working perfectly. 

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Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media
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ArtPrize LED Sculpture Damaged by Water

Christopher Schardt's "Light Ripples" is in the Grand River next to the Blue Bridge for ArtPrize Eight.

The underwater LED sculpture's electronics have been damaged by water. It is possible the sculpture will not be operational for the entirety of ArtPrize.

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River City Water Festival
River City Water Festival
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Orchard View Elementary Student Wins River City Water Festival Poster Contest

A poster created by a sixth grader from Orchard View Elementary in Grand Rapids will be used to promote the second annual River City Water Festival which celebrates the Grand River.

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Another Extreme Cold Front Moves Through Midwest
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Ice Balls and Ice Rings Form in Grand Haven [Video]

Our latest winter storm includes the return of ice balls and ice rings in the Grand River in Grand Haven!

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Courtesy of Jane Cassidy
Courtesy of Jane Cassidy
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No Entries in Grand River at ArtPrize This Year After Artist Drops Out

Earlier this year, we learned that there would be one entry in the Grand River at ArtPrize Seven. Jane Cassidy’s “Brumaire is the color”, an audio/visual installation, was set to be installed on the underside of the Pearl Street Bridge.

Cassidy has had to withdraw from ArtPrize after the installation proved to be too difficult to get installed.  

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Courtesy of Jane Cassidy
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ArtPrize 2015: Audio/Visual Installation Coming to Grand River

There will be one entry on the Grand River at ArtPrize Seven. Jane Cassidy's "Brumaire is the color" is an audio/visual installation which will be on the underside of the Pearl Street Bridge.

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
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Amway Family Fireworks Return to Downtown Grand Rapids July 4th

The Amway Family Fireworks will light up the Grand Rapids skies on July 4 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids in celebration of Independence Day.

The 2015 event marks the fifth year of Amway’s title sponsorship of the annual fireworks display.

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