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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 $84,000 which is roughly $49/per square foot. More Big Rapids information.

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Local news for Big Rapids, MI continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

5 hrs ago |

Chilly morning and freeze dates

Wednesday morning was certainly chilly across West Michigan. Grand Rapids dipped to 32A .


12 hrs ago |

Two finalists selected for superintendent position at Muskegon Area Intermediate School District

Two finalists have been selected to become the next superintendent of the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, and the only local candidate is not one of them.


Tue Apr 22, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Erickson named N. Michigan University president

The university's board of trustees voted Tuesday to hire Erickson, the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Ferris State University in Big Rapids.


Mon Apr 21, 2014

Chain Store Age

Sears Appliance & Hardware store receives small business award

The Michigan Small Business Development Center is honoring a Sears Appliance & Hardware store located in Big Rapids, Mich., with its 2013 Best Small Business Award for creating jobs, increasing sales and improving business strategy.


Fri Apr 18, 2014

Man, found with self-inflicted knife wound, assaults deputy on trail, authorities say

A Morley man faces felony charges for allegedly assaulting a deputy who found him a mile away from home with a self-inflicted knife wound after he was reported missing.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

Views up above: Significant Muskegon River flooding captured from NOAA aircraft

Several images, taken by a crew from NOAA's National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center, show the river overtopping its banks and flooding many areas near the Croton Dam, Big Rapids and Evart.


Mon Apr 14, 2014

Shelter prepared for flood victims

The American Red Cross has set up a shelter in the Evart middle school for anyone displaced by high water.


Automobile Magazine

Feature Flick: 2014 Cadillac ELR Range Challenge

While it might cost more than twice as much as the Chevrolet Volt on which it is based, the 2014 Cadillac ELR has a certain luxury appeal to it that could coax well-to-do types into the flashy two-door hybrid.


Thousands in West Michigan still without power Monday: See the latest updates

Thousands of Consumers Energy customers in Kent, Muskegon and Montcalm Counties remain in the dark Monday morning after a powerful storm swept through the region Saturday evening.


Sun Apr 13, 2014

Flooding rain for Michigan tonight, and then record breaking snowfall possible

This is a precipitation forecast for Sunday through 8 p.m. Monday. The heaviest rain is likely to fall from Big Rapids to Mount Pleasant to northeast Michigan.


Sat Apr 12, 2014

Severe Storms

These are the severe weather and General Thunderstorm Outlooks from the Storm Prediction Center for today , tomorrow and Monday.


Wed Apr 09, 2014

WWBN-FM Burton

Michigan Man Accused of Fondling the Easter Bunny

A Michigan woman employed by a local drug store to dress in an Easter Bunny costume and take photos with kids is claiming she was fondled over the weekend.


Mon Apr 07, 2014

Man: Easter Bunny says I fondled her

A Big Rapids man says he is being accused of fondling a woman dressed in an Easter Bunny costume at a drug store.


Fri Apr 04, 2014

Early spring storm slamming the area but decent weekend on tap

While Northern Michigan contends with an early spring storm Friday, the weekend will be salvaged with much of the weekend looking fine from a weather standpoint.


Sat Mar 29, 2014

Detroit Free Press

You haven't lived here until ... you stroll along the Michigan Art Walk

Students walk past the 'Celebration' sculpture by Ray Katz, one of nearly two dozen pieces that make up the Michigan Art Walk at Ferris State University in Big Rapids.


Thu Mar 27, 2014

Sloppy spring storm bringing rain and accumulating snow

This particular storm system is creating quite the variety of weather across Northern Michigan.


Wed Mar 26, 2014

Michigan's Best: Van Brocklin's Bakery is a doughnut romance

Thirty-eight years ago at Marge's Donut Den in Grand Rapids, Joe was a baker and Lynne worked at the counter.


Wintry mix with fifties to follow

A storm moving across the plains will bring some warm air to the Great Lakes. During the transition from the frigid 20s to the mild 40s some precipitation will likely begin with snow flurries Wednesday evening.


Great Lakes Ice 400% of Average for 3/26

Click on the images to enlarge. The Great Lakes have 400% more ice cover than on an average 3/26 and this is a record extent for any 3/26.



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