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Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Primer/Countdown

Crunch time is here for Christmas because it's Christmas week.

You've only got until Christmas Eve to do your shopping for Christmas.

Here's a list of some stores and restaurants to help you finish up your Christmas shopping.

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‘The End of the Tour’ World Premiere Is January 23 at Sundance Film Festival

"The End of the Tour" will make its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 23, 2015.

The film, which stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, was shot in and around Grand Rapids in early 2014. 

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See Santa and His Reindeer Online [Video]

Santa and has reindeer--Rudolph included--have set up shop in the 21st Century. On the internet. From the North Pole. Ahh, technology!

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Boyne Highlands Resort
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Great Lakes Winter Trail Adventures Await in Northern Michigan

There are wintry adventures aplenty to be found in northern Michigan, according to the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council.

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Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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Joanne Myers, ThinkStock
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Flu Levels On Rise in Michigan and Kent County

The latest report from the Michigan Department of Community Health shows a big spike in reports of flu-like symptoms across Michigan.

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Mike Quillinan/House Photographer/Twitter
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Michigan State Representative Proposes to Girlfriend on House Floor: ‘Whereas I Will Never Leave Your Side’ [Video]

State Representative Klint Kestko's proposal gained bipartisan support last week.

More importantly, his proposal was supported by his girlfriend and witnessed by their families who had secretly gathered to watch from the gallery.

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Grand Rapids Public Library/Hero Bratt Collection
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Return to Grand Rapids’ Christmas Past

Our friends at Fubble Entertainment will honor the memory of Grand Rapids' Christmas past with the taping of a local holiday special tonight at the Wealthy Theatre.

And here's how you can attend!

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Michigan State Protests Focus on Columnist George Will’s Rape Stance, Women’s Dignity

An honorary doctorate being awarded by Michigan State University to Washington Post columnist George Will at MSU's fall commencement ceremonies is the focal point of protests in East Lansing today.

More than 800 people had RSVP'd and were expected this morning for protests that were also held earlier this week, according to organizers.

The ignitor is that the protests organizers say Will, who taught at MSU briefly the 1970s. They claim Will has a history of provocative statements and writings compromising and discrediting the severity of rape.

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon has released a statement saying that while the conservative Will's "visit will be painful for many, ... it does not mean the university wishes to cause survivors of sexual assault distress. And it does not mean we are backing away from our commitment to continuously improving our response to sexual assault."

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Up TV via City of Lowell
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Lowell Police Surprise Drivers with Christmas Gifts [Video]

We've all experienced that feeling in the pit of our stomach when we see a police car in the rearview mirror. The blue lights start flashing, and our good day just went bad.

Police in Lowell went on a mission to turn people's bad day into good.

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VoicePlay, Street Corner Symphony Part of NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off’ Live! Tour Hitting Grand Rapids on March 19 [Video]

Three a cappella groups which gained notoriety through NBC's "The Sing-Off" are coming to Grand Rapids for a March 2015 concert at DeVos Performance Hall.

The second national "The Sing-Off" Live! Tour comes to Grand Rapids at 7:30 p.m. EST March 19.

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Rick Krumbacher
Rick Krumbacher
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Three Oaks Model Rocketry Club Converts Porta-Potty Into Rocket [Video]

Sometimes it's just cool to blow things up. And it's even cooler to launch things into space.

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