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Big Rapids, Michigan is located in Mecosta County. Zip codes in Big Rapids, MI include 49307. The median home price in Big Rapids is $89,900 which is roughly $54/per square foot. More Big Rapids information.

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Why Michigan brewers are some of the state's most ardent environmentalists

When you think "Great Lakes," beer may not come directly to mind, but members of the brewing community are becoming prominent environmentalists in the state as they work to protect their product's number one ingredient: water.


Yesterday | Northern Michigan News

Deadline has passed for property owner to have site of Mitchell Corp. fire cleaned up

The deadline has come and gone for cleanup of the Mitchell Corporation building site to be complete, but rubble and debris still are everywhere.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

CBS Local

16-Year-Old Canton Boy Dies 2 Days After Tubing Accident

Malick had been camping with the group at the Cran-Hill Ranch near the city of Rodney, not far from Big Rapids, when the incident occurred under a foot bridge behind the Big Rapids Middle School near the mouth of Mitchell Creek.


Sun Aug 17, 2014

Canton teen nearly drowns; pulled from Muskegon River in Big Rapids

A teenager from the Canton area was pulled from the Muskegon River this weekend and flown to the hospital after nearly drowning on a tubing trip.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

1 airlifted after hit-and-run rollover

Authorities in Mecosta County say one man sustained life-threatening injuries in a hit-and-run crash south of Big Rapids.


Fri Aug 15, 2014

Ferris State Alumni Association awards $24,000 in scholarships to 21 students

The Ferris State University Alumni Association has awarded $24,000 in Legacy Scholarships to 21 students for the 2014-15 school year.


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Finances are a big part of the college experience

BIG RAPIDS, Mich Campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids getting ready for the 2014-15 school year.


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Tables, chairs, pool table in dorm room area

BIG RAPIDS, Mich Maranda got a chance to tour one of the residence halls at Ferris State University .


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Counter at restaurant on Ferris State campus

BIG RAPIDS, Mich College cafeterias are not what they used to be - more like restaurants - stations during specials during the day from lunch to late night.


Thu Aug 14, 2014

Cool, Clean Air

Here's a couple of midday pics. from the GLERL cameras in Muskegon and Alpena . We've cleared out the wildfire smoke and the sky is back to bright and clean blue.


Fri Aug 08, 2014

Big Rapids officer conducts traffic stop, finds active meth lab in vehicle, police say

Big Rapids police arrested a 29-year-old Baldwin man after finding an active meth lab inside a vehicle during a traffic stop.


Former Ferris State professor creates endowment for welding scholarhships

A former Ferris State University professor is leaving his estate to the Big Rapids school, which will then be used to provide scholarships to students majoring in welding engineering technology .


Thu Aug 07, 2014

Detroit Free Press

3 charged for massive #ProjectP rave in Mecosta County

Mecosta County rave: A Mecosta County rave that drew about 2,000 mostly young people and led to a sexual assault and many drug and alcohol overdoses is being investigated.


Mon Aug 04, 2014

Mecosta rave party: Police explain why they did not break up massive gathering

Police from seven agencies who responded to a "rave"-style party that attracted thousands Saturday night chose to manage the situation from the perimeter, rather than moving in to hand out potentially hundreds of citations.


A prolonged dry spell on the way

While nothing too extreme, parts of Northern Michigan could use a little rain and the outlook is pretty meager for getting any over the next week or so.


Sun Aug 03, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Multiple injuries, sexual assault following Mecosta Co. a ravea attended by 2,000+ overnight

At a party police say was attended by more than 2,000 people overnight at a farm in Mecosta County, six people had to be hospitalized and one woman says she was sexually assaulted.


Thu Jul 31, 2014

Man found face down in Muskegon River

A 59-year old Big Rapids man was found lying face down in the Muskegon River around around 12:30 Thursday morning.


Mon Jul 28, 2014

Damage left in wake of storms with fall like feel in air Monday

Low pressure with quite a bit of cold air aloft crossed into an unstable air mass across Lower Michigan Sunday with thunderstorms quickly blowing up Sunday afternoon with some of them quickly becoming severe.


Sat Jul 26, 2014

Northern Michigan News

Big Rapids fast food restaurant identified as location of data breach in Mecosta Co.

A Wendy's Restaurant in Big Rapids has been identified as the source of a data security breach that affected several debit and credit card holders in Mecosta County.



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