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What? Another Mitten State?

Okay, someone is trying to steal our mitten.

Wisconsin is using an image of a mitten, misshapen as it is, to try to imitate the shape of the state.  The Wisconsin Department of Tourism is using it to illustrate their state in their winter tourism campaign, and it seem to be creating a bit of a buzz on social networks Facebook and Twitter.  Come on, Michigan is the "mitten state!"

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Rockford Santa Parade 2011[video]

100.5 The River has been coming to hometown parades all over West Michigan.  I'm sure you saw one of your favorite DJ's riding around in that beautiful 2011 Chrysler 200 Convertible (imported from Detroit) from our friends at Harold Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Grandville and Rev Business Systems!  Without a doubt this is the most beautiful vehicle we have ever had the pleasure of driving in in a Hometown parade

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Grand Rapids Fulton Street Farmers Market Remodel & Hours

I was at the Fulton Street Farmers Market this past Saturday picking up some fresh eggs and hubbard squash.  One of the family farmers explained to me that this weekend some things will be changing.

The Winter market hours from November 15th-De

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How To Avoid Or Get Rid Of Workplace Stress

Three quarters of Americans list work as a significant source of stress.  To read some of these statistics and some of the suggestions to ease your stress at work, well they are nothing short of laughable. Re

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Facinating History Behind The McKay Towers Right Here In Grand Rapids

Scandals, backroom dealings, murder plots, lies, deception and everything that makes for a great story.  The only difference is this stuff is all real and it's right in our own backyard!

McKay Towers, located on Monroe center NW, also served as the site, where this areas first non-Indian marriage back in the early 1800's took place

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Grand Rapids/West Michigan Fall Color Tour Begins. Where?

If you've ever lived far away from the midwest during the Autumn months you know how bland the scenery can look.  But living in West Michigan during those Fall months, and nothing can really compare.  We are entering the season right now but where are some of the best places that you can see the colors?  From Grand Rapids, to Byron Center,  to Saugatuck and Ada the colors are changing

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Breathe Deep, Relax And Enjoy What 10 Days Ago Looked Like In Grand Rapids

It's cold, it's windy, it's rainy and it's wet.  YUCK!  But then again we do live in Michigan.  What is it that Michiganders say?  Oh yeah!  When you live in Michigan wait a half an hour and the weather could change at any minute

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“Gilda’s Club Red” Partners w/ Sietsema’s Orchard & Market [audio]

Sietsema's Orchard, Cider Mill and Market, formerly on the Beltline and Knapp, have moved!  They are now in Ada on 2 Mile Road.  In talking with Andy Sietsema, 4th generation farmer, I could see that his vision is much broader than just farming the land.  He wants to educate you, the buyer, on how

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TEASER From My WZZM13 / grNow.com Segment Sunday Early Morning News

The grNow.com segment I do airs usually on Sunday morning between 7am and 7:30am on the WZZM 13 Sunday Early Morning News with Jennifer Pascua and Aaron Ofseyer.  I am doing a story on the "back story" of ArtPrize.  While everyone is talking about what we did right with Artprize, and what we need to do to make ArtPrize better next year; I wanted to talk to a host family about what the ArtPrize experience was like for them.  What was it like inviting a person you didn't know into your home for about 3 weeks?

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Bank Robbery In Ravenna Leaves One Police Officer Dead

I remember hearing a man a couple years ago on the news predict that there would be a rise in bank robberies because of the economy.  It kinf of looks like thats the way it is playing out.  Almost weekly you can turn on the tv or radio or even pick up a newspaper and see a police chase

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1st Place ArtPrize Winner Mia Tavonatti’s Mother Died Hours Before Her Win [video]

FOLLOW UP: Mia Tavonatti's mother passed away earlier in the day, hours before she was awarded 1st Place in ArtPrize for her entry Crucifixion. The following video is her talking about her mom's passing and knowing that her mom was there with her last night when she took home 1st Place in ArtPrize!  She also mentions another ArtPrize Juried Winner: Caroline Young of Chicago, Ill. for  "Remember:

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CHOWHOUND Fun AT Pet Expo Days![video]

We had a great time at the Pet Expo at Chowhound in Breton Village this past Saturday! Thanks to everyone who came out for the fun!  Check out the video of what you missed if you werne't able to make it out after the jump!

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