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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 $295,000 which is roughly $93/per square foot. More Grand Rapids information.

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Jay Leno to Speak at Emerson College Commencement

In this March 12, 2014, photo provided by Gilda's LaughFest, Jay Leno performs in Grand Rapids, Mich.


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How family ties link Whitecaps catcher Tim Remes and Grand Rapids

Tim Remes' good fortune to sign with the Detroit Tigers organization has become a family bonus in West Michigan for the Whitecaps catcher.


5 hrs ago | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Police: String of Armed Robberies Likely Connected

Police in Grand Rapids are looking for the man who they believe is responsible for a recent string of armed robberies in the city.


7 hrs ago | Cooking Light

Amazing $5,000 Kitchen Makeover

In 2006, Grand Rapids, Michigan--based couple Sandy and Todd Avis purchased a 1,200-square-foot cottage in their favorite Lake Michigan vacation spot: the village of Empire.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Metro Detroit police to compare footage of Medawar jewelry robbery to similar crime

Police in metro Detroit say they plan to compare notes with the Kent County Sheriff's Department to determine whether there's a connection between two jewelry store robberies that occurred Tuesday.



Grand Rapids Saves 15% with the RTC-Nitrification System

The city of Grand Rapids is saving energy and money for its residents after installing a Hach Real-Time Control System in its wastewater treatment plant, receiving a $58,728 rebate check in 2013 from their local public utility, after upgrading the wastewater treatment plant's aeration system, including installing a Hach Company Real-Time Control ... (more)


Police commend 'good Samaritan' who followed, helped catch driver after bicyclist struck

Police are commending a man who helped them catch an errant driver after an alleged hit-and-run crash involving a bicyclist Tuesday, April 22. Grand Rapids police Sgt.


Police arrest 4 at suspected methamphetamine lab in Grand Rapids

Police arrested four people and discovered evidence of a suspected methamphetamine lab in the 1300 block of Mayfield Avenue NE while performing a search warrant Tuesday, April 22. The bust was part of an ongoing investigation into the production and sale of methamphetamine at the residence, authorities said.


Michigan House, Senate filings: See who's running, who's getting challenged

Term limits have prompted contested GOP primaries in some right-leaning Michigan House and Senate districts, while Republicans also have lined up for the chance to challenge a Democratic incumbent in perhaps the area's most balanced district.


Two housing projects near Grand Rapids' 'Medical Mile' get state financing help

The Michigan Strategic Fund will help finance two new housing developments near Grand Rapids "Medical Mile," according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp. , which met on Tuesday, April 22. The Lofts on Michigan project and the Clancy Lofts project are among three business expansions and three community improvements projects across that state ... (more)


Detroit Free Press

Susan Tompor: Get clued in on mystery shopping before before you commit

One day this winter the temperature was 11 degrees and Misty Maidens went driving to do some mystery shopping at gas stations in northern Michigan.


Times Herald

Michigan school districts get leeway in making up this year's snow days

Michigan is giving schools more flexibility in making up for snow days this academic year after record snowfall and harsh temperatures caused dozens of cancellations in some districts.


Storms, rain bring a soggy start to the week in Grand Rapids

Wow, what a beautiful weekend we had. Those in many parts of Michigan could not have asked for a much better Easter Sunday to spend time with family and friends.


Mon Apr 21, 2014

GRPS teacher files unfair labor practice charges against district,...

A Grand Rapids special education teacher has filed unfair labor practice charges against Grand Rapids Public Schools and the union.


GR Section 8 waiting list opening in May

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - People wishing to get on the Grand Rapids Section 8 housing voucher waiting list when it opens next month will have to apply online or over the phone, organizers say.


What Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson wants you to do 'from the comfort of your home'

When ballot committees file campaign finance reports this week in advance of a May 6 vote on a city streets tax proposal , the fundraising data won't be available online.


Grand Rapids woman, 22, pleads guilty to drunken driving crash that injured 64-year-old woman

A 22-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to driving drunk and causing a crash which seriously injured a 64-year-old woman.


Police arrest teen for stealing iPad at McDonald's, find his underage friends intoxicated

A 17-year-old from Grand Rapids who allegedly stole an iPad from a young teen at a Georgetown Township McDonald's restaurant didn't have much time to enjoy the high-tech Apple device.


WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

Former VP Dick Cheney Coming to Grand Rapids to Talk Heart Issues

Former United States Vice President, Dick Cheney, will be in Grand Rapids on Monday, to discuss his personal battle with heart disease.


The American Scholar

Letter to Ira Glass

When the genius of narrative radio, Ira Glass, said, "Great stories happen to those who can tell them," he fell in line with the ancients.



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