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Michigan’s Kent County reports 4 cases of West Nile virus

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Michigan’s Kent County reports 4 cases of West Nile virus


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Michigan State Police trooper dies in motorcycle crash near Grand Rapids

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Michigan State Police trooper dies in motorcycle crash near Grand Rapids


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In Trump era, politics are more visible than ever at Grand Rapids' ArtPrize

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In Trump era, politics are more visible than ever at Grand Rapids' ArtPrize


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Recordings: Grand Rapids cops discuss break for prosecutor in crash

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Recordings: Grand Rapids cops discuss break for prosecutor in crash


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Grand Rapids farmer grows crops in shipping containers

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Grand Rapids farmer grows crops in shipping containers


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Howard's return creates crowded Red Wings' crease

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Howard's return creates crowded Red Wings' crease


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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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  • Red Wings summon D Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids
    Red Wings summon D Brian Lashoff from Grand Rapids

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    Detroit — When the Red Wings needed a player from Grand Rapids to fill the void left by Luke Witkowski’s suspension, they went for veteran reliability. The Red Wings could have gone with one of their younger prospects, but defenseman Brian Lashoff fills the void in a professional manner. Lashoff, 27, was signed as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and played 122 games in the NHL and been a reliable presence for Grand Rapids in the minor league
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Politics & Government

  • In Trump era, politics are more visible than ever at Grand Rapids' ArtPrize
    In Trump era, politics are more visible than ever at Grand Rapids' ArtPrize

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    GRAND RAPIDS — When Donald Trump stumbled into last year’s ArtPrize competition, he was still a long-shot presidential candidate running what looked like a losing campaign. He had made an unannounced visit to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum to pay his respects to the former president and first lady Betty Ford, who are buried there, before meeting with some of west Michigan’s powerful GOP donor class
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Sports

  • Stanley Johnson back in Pistons rotation
    Stanley Johnson back in Pistons rotation

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    He was on a temporary assignment in basketball purgatory, playing for Grand Rapids in the NBA Development League. It was far away from the luxury of his usual space at The Palace, and seemingly light years away from the position he occupied as the Pistons sixth man last season. He needed to get some run, a chance to see a couple shots fall. In his 20-year-old mind, though, it felt
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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

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    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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Health

  • What your butt says about your chances for heart disease
    What your butt says about your chances for heart disease

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    GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Turns out there are four types of butts that can affect your health differently based on a study out of Oxford University in England. The first one is the square butt. You can see why we call it that because it's flatter on the sides which makes it form more of a square. Related: People with this type of butt tend to carry fat in their love handles and stomach, putting them at risk for heart disease and diabetes
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Family & Parenting

  • Michigan brothers receive cancer diagnosis 11 months apart
    Michigan brothers receive cancer diagnosis 11 months apart

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    GRAND RAPIDS — Dealing with one child diagnoses with cancer can be a traumatic blow for any family, but what if 11 months later, another one of your children is also diagnosed? This is the reality a family from Cedar Springs, Mich. is facing. Cancer has consumed the lives of Brian and Kim Ricker and will continue to do so well into 2017. Brison Ricker, 15, was diagnosed with DIPG
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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

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    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

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    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

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    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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Law & Crime

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

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    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Grand Rapids man has been charged for stalking and making threats online. David Lenio, 29, appeared in court on Friday, Feb. 28. for stalking and computer charges. The charges included use of a computer to commit a crime, a 7 year felony, aggravated stalking, a 5 year felony and malicious use of a telecommunications device, a 6 month misdemeanor. According to a release from Grand
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