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Grand Rapids, Michigan is located in Kent County. Zip codes in Grand Rapids, MI include 49555, 49546, and 49503. The median home price in Grand Rapids is $294,500 which is roughly $98/per square foot. More Grand Rapids information.

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47 min ago | MLive.com

The B.O.B. expansion: 'Park in the sky' and more features of new proposal

The roof of a proposed B.O.B. expansion would host an open-air beer garden with fire pits and benches nestled around live trees and shrubs, according to conceptual plans set to be submitted to the city by the end of the year. The top of the proposed development, to be called The Venue, also would feature a bar at one end and a movie screen at the other.

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5 hrs ago | MLive.com

Not Your Parents' Downtown: Timeline of Muskegon district's history, plus videos about significant sites

After multiple fires, several recessions and an aggressive urban renewal campaign that created Muskegon County's first mall, most of downtown's early buildings have vanished and left behind only visual and oral evidence of the district's heyday. In historic photos and postcards, the Interurban, the self-propelled electric railway that once provided service to Grand Rapids, treks down Western Avenue, passing by a busy, compact district filled with an array of shops and service centers.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

Good Report For Aquinas & Grand Valley State

Six Michigan schools have made the list of the top 50 regional universities in the Midwest, according to the website College Choice. U of M Dearborn was 24th, Lawrence Tech in Southfield was 34th, Grand Valley State was 36th, Aquinas College in Grand Rapids was 38th and Ferris State University in Big Rapids was 45th.

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WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

New documents unveil details surrounding Yolanda Reyes' murder

He's a convicted murderer behind bars after breaking into a Grandville home accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman inside. As that case makes its way through court, new court documents have been unsealed in a neighboring city that detail Shawn Jarrett's connection to the murder of a Grand Rapids mother of four, Yolanda Reyes.

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WOODTV.com

Pole dancing class at Flirt Fitness

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Group exercise classes can be a great way to stay committed to a workout plan, and Flirt Fitness is now bringing the latest craze in fitness to West Michigan: pole dancing.

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WOODTV.com

A woman undergoes treatment at Skin Envy

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Our desire to feel good about ourselves and be attractive never takes a break.

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WOODTV.com

Walk for Wishes for Make-A-Wish Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. For a child with a life-threatening illness, Make-A-Wish Michigan is a dream come true.

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WOODTV.com

Approach aging the healthy way

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. A lot of women stress and sweat over hot flashes and the fat that can creep up here and there as they age.

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WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Whoa s riding the Rapida s new Silver Line

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.- The new Rapid Silver Line buses hit the road late August, promising a shorter commute down one of the busiest stretches into downtown Grand Rapids. The Silver Line is Michigan's first bus rapid transit system, using designated lanes and traffic signal interaction.

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MLive.com

Child-sex trafficker sentenced: Muskegon girls prostituted in Grand Rapids

A man who prostituted Muskegon teens in Grand Rapids was sentenced Tuesday, Sept. 16, to 30 years in federal prison.

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MLive.com

East Grand Rapids historic district study to be presented at public meeting

A task force report on whether East Grand Rapids should pursue historic district designation for portions of the city will be unveiled at a City Commission meeting set for Nov. 17. According to Mayor Amna Seibold, the regularly scheduled meeting is expected to move from the Commission Chambers to the East Grand Rapids High School Performing Arts Center for the public discussion on the issue. Siebold said the report from the Historic District Task Force is tentatively set to be presented at the second City Commission meeting in November.

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MLive.com

Woman allegedly driving the wrong way on US-131 causing crash charged with reckless driving

The woman police say had no right to be on the road when she was driving the wrong way on US-131 before crashing into another vehicle is facing as much as five years in prison on a charge of reckless driving causing serious injury. Crystal Louise Rincones, 36, is charged with reckless driving causing serious impairment of a body function and driving while license suspended causing injury as a second-offender.

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WOODTV.com

Amtrak celebrates 30th anniversary

Amtrak is celebrating its 30th anniversary of the Pere Marquette line between Grand Rapids and Chicago with special ceremonies throughout West Michigan. Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell joined other city leaders as well as MDOT and Amtrak officials at a special send-off Tuesday morning at the Amtrak station on Wealthy Street.

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MLive.com

Grand Rapids selling last surface parking lot south of Van Andel Arena

Grand Rapids is executing a planned land swap that could facilitate development of a downtown movie theater and entertainment complex. It's not clear whether the owners of Celebration Cinema are poised to exercise an option to buy the land.

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WTKG-AM Grand Rapids

This woman robs people during real estate open houses.

A 43 year old Grand Rapids woman convicted of going into Real Estate Open houses and stealing narcotics out of people medicine cabinets has been sentenced to 50 hours community service and fined 800 dollars.

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Examiner.com

Tips for enjoying ArtPrize 2014

An artist's exhibit atop a downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., building has started causing controversy in the days leading up to ArtPrize. The silhouettes of what appear to depict soldiers - some with guns - were placed on top of the UICA building this week... ArtPrize starts in a little over a week, September 24 to be exact, and runs until October 12 in downtown Grand Rapids .

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Sex trafficking awareness group; a oe2,400 individuals trafficked within the yeara

When Eddie Jackson, a convicted sex trafficker, is sentenced in federal court on Tuesday, one group dedicated to helping victims of sex trafficking will be paying close attention to the ruling. Along with trauma recovery for victims, the project trains first responders and members of the court who often come in contact with victims of sex trafficking.

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WOODTV.com

The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Summer is over and it's not technically fall on the calendar, but we're probably done wearing swim suits, shorts, and sundresses.

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MLive.com

Grants available to remove lead poisoning hazards in Grand Rapids homes

Grand Rapids residents with the ZIP code 49507 might want to take advantage of special funding to combat lead poisoning. The ZIP code had the highest number of children with lead poisoning in the state in 2013, according to a Michigan Department of Community Health report.

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WOODTV.com

Bringing art and athletics into the classroom

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. The school year is in full swing and good things are happening at Hope Academy .

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