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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On Sept. 25

There are 1,537 artist entries from 42 U.S. states and 51 countries at ArtPrize 2014, which opened Wednesday. With the combination of a public vote and juried honors, the sixth annual event is awarding $560,000 in prizes.

For the public vote, voting began at noon and round one closes at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 4, with the public vote finalists announced at 1 p.m. Oct. 2. Round two voting starts at 2 p.m. Oct. 2 with winner announced Oct. 9.

More than 13,000 votes had been cast by midnight Wednesday, according to ArtPrize's vote tabulations.

Today (Thursday, Sept. 25) is the second day of the 19-day public art exhibition, which runs through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

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Steven Depolo
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ArtPrize 2014: 20 Sweet Venues to Explore Over 19 Days

ArtPrize is a radically open, independently organized international art competition and exhibition that runs today through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

Here are 20 sweet venues to check out during ArtPrize, and these are just the tip of the artistic iceberg for the public art extravaganza.

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John VanderHaagen
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ArtPrize 2014: What’s Going On Sept. 24

This is the opening day for ArtPrize 2014.

Welcome to the festivities for the sixth annual event, which runs today through Oct. 12 in Grand Rapids.

As ArtPrize relates:
Definitely more of a 'day of events' than a single h

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Photo courtesy of Michigan DNR
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Michigan DNR Conservation Officer Training Makes Ice Bucket Challenge Look Easy [Video]

Ice bucket challenges continue to raise money and fill social media, but bathing in ice cold water is nothing new to the Michigan DNR's conservation officers.

It's part of their training.

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Thinkstock/ Tomislav Forgo
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Minimum Wage Employees In Michigan Get a Raise

If you're an employee making minimum wage, you're about to see a larger number on your paycheck.

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by Michael Buckner/Getty Images
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100.5 The River’s September 2014 Top Songs Playlist

Check out the 40 songs in The River‘s rotation for the month of November.

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Johnnie Walker/Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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100.5 The River’s Tom Cook Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

100.5 The River's Tom Cook took on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Thursday after being challenged by Wendy Reed, from sister station Channel 95.7.

One word: Splash!

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Sixteenth Annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford Is Saturday [Audio]

The 16th annual Mitchell’s Run Thru Rockford, a five-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk and kids' fun run, is Saturday in downtown Rockford.

Proceeds from the benefit go to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a non-profit dedicated to expediting viable treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic disorder that slowly robs those stricken with the disease of their muscle strength.

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Election Results – August 5, 2014

Tuesday was primary election day in Michigan.

West Michigan voters decided on candidates for state House and Senate, Congress, judges, county commission, and multiple proposals.

Results are in.

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100.5 The River’s August 2014 Top Songs Playlist

Check out the 40 songs in The River‘s rotation for the month of November.

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Ypsilanti Man Accused of Calling Cab to Get Rid of Body [Video]

When a cab driver showed up to pick up a customer in Ypsilanti on Saturday, she noticed that something was up.

He was carrying something pretty big covered in a sheet.

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Blueberry Season: Watermelon Blueberry Mint Salad

By Laurenda Marie Bennett

It’s very likely I ate more watermelon making this watermelon bluerry mint salad than what actually ended up in it.

Plus, it's blueberry season in Michigan!

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