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Invasive Crayfish Found Near Lake Macatawa

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources recently found several red swamp crayfish near a popular fishing area at Lake Macatawa in Ottawa County.

Red swamp crayfish are native to the southeastern United States and are considered an invasive species in Michigan. It is illegal to possess them alive in Michigan.

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Townsquare Media Grand Rapids
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Amway Family Fireworks – the Big Fireworks Show! [Photos]

Another Amway Family Fireworks is in the books! What a great night of music, food, family, fun, and fireworks!

If you missed the fireworks show, or if you want to relive the show, we got some photos of it to share with you! 

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More Michigan July 4th Weekend Campers Expected This Year Than in 2014

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is expecting more people to stay at Michigan state parks for the July 4 holiday weekend this year than did in 2014.

Weekend occupancy was projected at 92.7 percent for the holiday weekend as of June 30, compared to 88.6 percent at the same time in 2014. 

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Stephen Colbert Takes Over Monroe Public Access Cable Television [Video]

Stephen Colbert brought a lot of humor, some interesting historical facts and Eminem with him as he filled-in as host on Monroe Public Access Cable Television.

The results are hilarious.

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100.5 The River’s July 2015 Top Songs Playlist

Edwin McCain's I'll Be

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Darren McCollester/Getty Images
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Michigan Battling West Nile Virus, Avian Flu and Chronic Wasting Disease

Michigan's first cases of avian flu and West Nile virus were confirmed in early June. Chronic wasting disease was discovered in free-ranging deer in Michigan at the end of May.

The Michigan DNR and others are working to stop the spread of all three.

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Video Shows Portland Tornado, Tree Getting Thrown Down Street

On June 22, an EF-1 tornado struck Portland, Michigan, damaging dozens of homes and businesses.

Watch as the tornado strikes and a tree is ripped from its roots in a video shot across the street from Portland City Hall at Grider-Portland Agency.

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Michigan Landowners Can Earn $25 per Acre by Making Land Available to Hunters

Landowners can earn up to $25 per acre through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Hunting Access Program.

The program provides private-land hunting opportunities in southern Michigan and the eastern Upper Peninsula.

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First Confirmation of West Nile Virus in Michigan of 2015

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has confirmed Michigan's first West Nile virus activity of 2015.

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Stephen Schauer/ThinkStock
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How to Identify Juvenile Asian Carp [Video]

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is asking anglers to monitor their live bait purchases and watch for juvenile Asian carp when fishing.

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Michael Dodd/ThinkStock
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10 Safety Tips for National ATV Safety Week

National ATV Safety Week is June 6-14.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has ten safety tips to help ensure a safe summer.

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Michigan Cancels All Poultry and Waterfowl Exhibitions Due to Avian Flu Risk

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development today announced the decision to cancel all 2015 poultry and waterfowl exhibitions in Michigan.

The decision was made to prevent birds from different locations from spreading avian influenza.

The ban includes, but is not limited to shows, exhibitions, swap meets, petting zoos at fairs, game bird and waterfowl fair displays, and Miracle of Life exhibits.

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