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Grand Rapids is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The city is located on the Grand River about 25 miles east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 1,005,648 and a combined statistical area, Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, population of 1,321,557. It is the county seat of Kent County, Michigan, second largest city in Michigan (after Detroit), and the largest city in West Michigan. Grand Rapids is home to five of the world's leading office furniture companies and is nicknamed the "Furniture City". The city and surrounding communities are economically diverse, and contribute heavily to the health care, information technology, automotive, aviation, and consumer goods manufacturing industries, among others. 

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The 50 Michigan districts with biggest gains from school choice

30 Aug 2016 10:47:43 Z

This slideshow includes the 50 Michigan districts with the biggest net gains in fall 2015 from Schools of Choice.

Michigan wants colleges to review vaccination rules as students return

30 Aug 2016 10:33:03 Z

Adults 18 to 24 have "remarkably low" flu vaccination rates.

Coast Guard video shows stranded boater rescued from remote Michigan island

30 Aug 2016 10:32:03 Z

The boater was stranded on Manitou Island in Lake Superior, off the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Nathan Paetsch and Grand Rapdis Griffins prepare for change

30 Aug 2016 10:33:38 Z

Defenseman, entering fifth season with team, says at golf outing that it will be different without veterans such as Jeff Hoggan, Tom McCollum and Andy Miele.

Mitch Fick, sports anchor at FOX 17, announces he will leave station

30 Aug 2016 10:31:53 Z

Fick, who has worked both news and sports the past four years at the station, said "it's time" for a change; will return to Iowa in interim.

'Caps leave Fort Wayne a 10-2 winner

30 Aug 2016 04:07:57 Z

FORT WAYNE, IN - The West Michigan Whitecaps finished their eight-game roadtrip in style by posting a convincing 10-2 victory over the Fort Wayne TinCaps Monday night in front of 4,534 fans at Parkview Field. The Whitecaps posted a 13-hit...

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