Kent County

Michigan driver blows stop sign, kills mother, injures twin boys

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Michigan driver blows stop sign, kills mother, injures twin boys


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Kid Rock rattles off political views in fiery 'stump speech' at Grand Rapids show

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Kid Rock rattles off political views in fiery 'stump speech' at Grand Rapids show


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Police: Grand Rapids man made anti-Semitic threats on Twitter

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Police: Grand Rapids man made anti-Semitic threats on Twitter


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Meijer set to open first stores in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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Meijer set to open first stores in Michigan's Upper Peninsula


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Retail chain Family Christian to close all 240 stores

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Retail chain Family Christian to close all 240 stores


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Retail chain Family Christian to close all 240 stores

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Retail chain Family Christian to close all 240 stores


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Retail chain Family Christian to close all 240 stores

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Popular Stories

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  • Why a Michigan man carries an American flag and wears a tutu on his morning run
    Why a Michigan man carries an American flag and wears a tutu on his morning run

    , kfor.com

    WYOMING, Mich. – He's well known to his neighbors in Kent County, Michigan – it's hard to miss a man jogging while carrying an American flag and wearing a tutu. At first glance, one might think he's a little nuts, and Robert Woldhuis will admit that he kind of is. He's an ultra runner, now training for a 50 mile race, but Fridays are what he calls 'Fly the Flag Friday' and it's getting a lot of attention
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Politics & Government

  • Poll: Conservatives Most Likely To Be Offended By Holiday Greeting
    Poll: Conservatives Most Likely To Be Offended By Holiday Greeting

    , courant.com

    "We're going to start saying 'Merry Christmas' again," President-elect recently told a rally of his fans in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Google Trends data suggest that the so-called "war on Christmas" was canceled for lack of interest sometime around 2006, a year after the publication of the book of the same name. So Trump's determination to bring it back in 2016 - he's been talking about it all campaign season -
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Sports

  • Larkin's struggles magnified under NHL microscope
    Larkin's struggles magnified under NHL microscope

    , detroitnews.com

    Detroit — All those Red Wings fans who feel certain prospects often stay too long ripening in Grand Rapids, take a look at Dylan Larkin’s situation. Larkin made the NHL right out of training camp last season, and rightfully so, with the way he played. He was among the first-half contenders for Rookie of the Year, then slumped the second half. Larkin’s road this season has continued to be rocky,
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Business

  • Meijer set to open first stores in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
    Meijer set to open first stores in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

    , clickondetroit.com

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Meijer is set to open its first locations in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Meijer announced Thursday that they would be investing more than $375 million in new and remodeled stores in 2017. The investment included the opening of two new stores in Escanaba, Michigan, and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. “These projects represent an investment in our customers, team members and the local communities that have supported us
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Family & Parenting

  • Parents become students to help their kids succeed in Grand Rapids
    Parents become students to help their kids succeed in Grand Rapids

    , freep.com

    The Detroit Free Press spent a year listening to Detroit’s children, trying to understand their experiences — as many face violence, trauma and instability. With help from a grant from the Solutions Journalism Network, we looked both in our own backyard and around the country for solutions that may help children deal with the "toxic stresses" in their lives. Catch up with the series here. Parents are a child's first
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Society & Culture

  • Michigan State Police trooper dies in motorcycle crash near Grand Rapids
    Michigan State Police trooper dies in motorcycle crash near Grand Rapids

    , freep.com

    The Michigan State Police are mourning the loss of a trooper who died this morning in a motorcycle crash. Tpr. Timothy O’Neill, 28, was on patrol at 7:45 a.m. when the crash occurred near the intersection of Wolverine Boulevard NE and Belding Road NE in Plainfield Township, according to state police officials. No one else was injured. The crash is under investigation
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Kid Rock rattles off political views in fiery 'stump speech' at Grand Rapids show
    Kid Rock rattles off political views in fiery 'stump speech' at Grand Rapids show

    , freep.com

    He didn't directly address a Senate candidacy, but Kid Rock got political Wednesday at Van Andel Arena, including again criticizing Colin Kaepernick.
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Education

  • WMU grad students move in with senior citizens for research project
    WMU grad students move in with senior citizens for research project

    , freep.com

    GRAND RAPIDS — Three Western Michigan University graduate students moved into their on-campus apartments at the beginning of the fall semester. The campus on which they are living, though, is not Western Michigan’s. And their neighbors are not college students — at least they have not been for a long time. Colett Chapp, Corey Youngs and Lori Johnson are about a third of the way through the 19 months they
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