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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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Church group outing ends in tragedy: 7-year-old drowns

25 Jul 2016 01:14:09 Z

A dive team located the child in 12 feet of water in Crockery Lake, near Grose Park in Chester Township.

Mike Sadler, former Michigan State punter, dies in car crash

25 Jul 2016 00:20:27 Z

Sadler, a Grand Rapids native who attended Forest Hills Northern, was just a year removed from his four-year career as a starter for Michigan State

Police searching for child in Ottawa County lake

24 Jul 2016 23:05:05 Z

Multiple agencies, including the sheriff's department, police, fire and a dive team are on the scene.

Dowdy blanks Bees in complete game

24 Jul 2016 23:09:59 Z

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - West Michigan Whitecaps starter Kyle Dowdy tossed the team's first complete game of the season - a shutout - in Sunday's 8-0 victory over the Burlington Bees in front of 5,327 at Fifth Third Ballpark. Needing...

Mike Sadler 'left a tremendous legacy' at Forest Hills Northern High School

24 Jul 2016 21:30:06 Z

Mike Sadler, who starred at Forest Hills Northern and Michigan State, died in a Saturday night car accident in Wisconsin.

Open thread: NASCAR's Brickyard 400 (chat)

24 Jul 2016 18:12:27 Z

Join us on MLive today for NASCAR Sprint Cup's Brickyard 400.

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