The Best of Grand Rapids

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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Man admits to urinating on Kellogg's conveyor belt in Tennessee

08 Feb 2019 13:00:44 Z

Gregory Stanton, 49, of Memphis, pleaded guilty to one-count of tampering with consumer products, U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced on Tuesday.

Sandy Corley motorcycle run and cancer fundraiser calls it quits

04 Jan 2019 16:49:36 Z

The multi-day event drew thousands to West Michigan and raised more than $2 million.

Burger King offering penny-Whoppers 'at' McDonald's

10 Dec 2018 19:02:03 Z

Burger King has pulled the ultimate power move on its rival.

Grandville has an athletic competitive cheer squad with high expectations this winter

19 Dec 2018 04:25:30 Z

GRANDVILLE - From her 37 years of molding Grandville teams into a statewide contender, Julie Smith-Boyd has a keen eye for what it takes to succeed in competitive cheer.

Hudsonville competitive cheer team seeks to return to Division 1 state meet

19 Dec 2018 04:09:02 Z

HUDSONVILLE - The main focus for the Hudsonville competitive cheer squad this winter is in building confidence as a team and improving their presence on the mat.

Caledonia cheer team possesses added experience, athleticism, and strength this winter

19 Dec 2018 03:54:32 Z

CALEDONIA - As the Caledonia competitive cheer team continues working hard at breaking into the upper echelon of the OK Red Conference, the program will undergo some restructuring in 2018-19.

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