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Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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
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
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
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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Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Mark Wilson/Getty Images
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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
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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The Sing-Off - Season 5
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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. EDT 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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Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Brings Holiday Spectacle to Grand Rapids on Sunday [Video]

If you've never seen the Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform, don't even bother imagining what might unfold.

It is something seemingly beyond the realm of reality that is being brought to Grand Rapids for Trans-Siberian Orchestra's performances at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Van Andel Arena.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids Opens for the Season on Friday

Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle is always a big part of winter fun in downtown Grand Rapids.

Rosa Parks Circle is set to open to ice skaters for the season on Friday, December 5 at noon.

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Michigan Municipal League
Michigan Municipal League
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What’s in a Holiday Name? Just Ask Holly and Frankenmuth

Holiday-sounding names and locations.

They stick with us, especially this time of year.

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Leon Halip/Getty Images
Leon Halip/Getty Images
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University of Michigan Football Coach Brady Hoke Fired [Video]

After four seasons at the helm, University of Michigan Football Coach Brady Hoke was let go Tuesday.

University of Michigan Interim Director of Athletics Jim Hackett made the announcement at a news conference in Ann Arbor, saying he had come to the decision on Sunday night.

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