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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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James VanCallis Jr. guilty of first-degree murder in April Millsap killing

08 Feb 2016 20:06:49 Z

A jury of 12 on Monday unanimously decided 34-year-old James VanCallis Jr. is guilty of murdering 14-year-old April Millsap of Armada along a walking path July 24, 2014.

Flint water victims suing almost anyone with role in crisis

08 Feb 2016 20:01:08 Z

The lawsuits seek to replace water lines, money for residents and more.

Help DNR find Michigan moose in advance of herd count

08 Feb 2016 19:50:34 Z

Last year's numbers suggest a population decline.

Hope's Brock Benson named MIAA men's basketball player of the week

08 Feb 2016 19:41:51 Z

Hope center Brock Benson is the MIAA Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the second time in his career.Hope College Sports Information  Hope College's Brock Benson has claimed the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Week...

Sparta hires Mark Chapman to coach football team

08 Feb 2016 17:07:50 Z

Mark Chapman, who coached Comstock Park to the playoffs in each of the past six years, will take over the coaching reigns at Sparta High School

Grand Rapids Instant Poll: We’re looking for the area’s most dangerous shooter (girls basketball)

08 Feb 2016 17:07:50 Z

Who do you want taking the big shot when the game is on the line and the buzzer is about to buzz?

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