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100.5 The River’s March 2015 Top Songs Playlist

Rita Coolidge's 'We're All Alone'

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It’s Been a Wacky Winter of Weather [Infographic]

Lots of snow in November, almost no snow in December and now near-record cold has added up to one of the most unusual winters ever in West Michigan.

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Nothing Like Warming Up by a Fire or Heater in This Cold Weather [Video]

Ahhh, there is nothing better than warming up by a nice fire on a cold winter's day.

And, believe me, this cat knows how to do it.

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Community Action Partnership of Kent County
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Walks for Warmth Help Keep Michigan Families Warm [Sponsored]

Consumers Energy is encouraging the public this winter to take part in Walks for Warmth, which help raise money to keep Michigan families warm.

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Little Girl Does Not Want to Build a Snowman [Video]

I haven't even seen the movie "Frozen", but I've heard references to it so many times I don't even feel like I need to.

Kids can't get enough of it, though. Except this little girl. Her name is Emma, she does not like her dad's "Frozen" references, and she does NOT want to build a snowman. 

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Drought and Cold Winters Have Impacted Michigan’s Trees and Shrubs

The Great Lakes have returned to normal water levels after seeing above-normal precipitation over the past couple of years, but Michigan's trees still need more water to recover from a decade of droughts.

Cold winters have also created stress on Michigan's trees.

See more on the extent of winter's damage and which species of trees and shrubs have been hit the hardest.

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Grand Rapids Breaks February 1 Snowfall Record with 8.8 Inches [Video]

Remember that snowstorm we had in January?

Well, the Super Bowl Sunday-Groundhog Day snowstorm was just as bad with gusting winds, sub-zero wind chills and plenty of snow.

Snowfall totals from the snowstorm hitting greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan in some locales piled up more than a foot of the white, fluffy stuff, according to the National Weather Service's Grand Rapids Office.

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100.5 The River’s February 2015 Top Songs Playlist

REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling"

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Consumers Energy Sending Workers to Help Out with Snowstorm in Northeastern U.S.

Consumers Energy is sending more than 50 employees to the northeastern U.S. to assist in snowstorm relief.

"We are ready and willing to assist East Coast communities as they prepare for a storm that could cause significant damage," said Michele Kirkland, Consumers Energy vice president of energy operations. "We have been fortunate in the past to be helped by out-of-state crews, and with fair weather here in Michigan, this is an opportunity for us to help them."

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Bird’s-Eye Views of Lake Michigan’s Wintry Shoreline Near Grand Haven [Video]

Talk about cool.

Byron Center's Tommy Sadler took some awesome Lake Michigan shoreline visuals on Saturday at Rosy Mound Natural Area near Grand Haven.

The aerials were shot with a DJI Phantom 2 drone-mounted GoPro camera.

Wintry and wonderful.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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Grand Rapids Reminds Residents to Shovel Their Sidewalks

The City of Grand Rapids is reminding residents to be sure to clear their sidewalks.

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