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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. 

Happening Now

Man thrown from personal watercraft, dragged through Lake Michigan water

24 Jul 2016 13:14:54 Z

He suffered a possible fractured leg, bruising and abrasions.

New Holland State Park playground to go up after $17K raised in a week

24 Jul 2016 12:55:35 Z

Donations are still being accepted for additional playground amenities.

Grand Rapids icon Yesterdog turns 40

24 Jul 2016 12:30:45 Z

Hot dog eatery made famous in American Pie films celebrates with cake for everyone

Sportsmanship and camaraderie on full display at Little League state tournament

24 Jul 2016 12:01:09 Z

As 16 teams gather from all over the state, from as far north as Escanaba, to the shores of Grosse Pointe, or as far south as Tecumseh, each group of kids shares one common goal.

Open thread: NASCAR's Brickyard 400 (chat)

24 Jul 2016 06:01:42 Z

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

Grand Rapids FC's historic season ends with shootout loss to AFC Cleveland

24 Jul 2016 04:12:16 Z

Grand Rapids FC held tight in a scoreless draw for 120 minutes before losing to AFC Cleveland, 3-1, in a penalty shootout at Houseman Field.

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