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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

Animal rights activists can't stop puppy boutique from opening

28 Mar 2017 02:31:25 Z

Local businessman David Boelkes is making a third attempt at opening a local puppy boutique after public opposition shuttered his first two bids.

Death of woman found outside her Holland home ruled accidental

28 Mar 2017 02:03:25 Z

The woman was found Sunday, March 26 outside of her home.

Roger Wilkins, civil rights activist who grew up in Grand Rapids, dies

28 Mar 2017 00:31:57 Z

Roger Wilkins, a former Grand Rapids resident and well-known civil rights activist, died at 85 years old .

Eric Plaehn fires third shutout, Hope baseball splits at Alma

28 Mar 2017 00:46:40 Z

Hope baseball player Eric PlaehnHope College  Senior Eric Plaehn fired his third shutout of the season to help the Hope College baseball team split its makeup doubleheader at Alma on Monday.The lefthander from Lansing, Michigan (Catholic Central HS) yielded only...

Hope's Nicholas Salomon is MIAA Men's Track Athlete of Week

27 Mar 2017 19:43:08 Z

Nicholas Salomon, Hope track & fieldHope College  Hope College's Nicholas Salomon has been chosen the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Outdoor Men's Track Athlete of the Week for competition between March 20-26.The senior from Troy, Michigan (Detroit Jesuit HS) is honored...

Hope's Sydney Jones chosen MIAA Softball Pitcher of the Week

27 Mar 2017 19:40:44 Z

Sydney Jones, Hope softball. Hope College  Hope College's Sydney Jones has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week for games played March 20-26.The junior righthander from South Lyon, Michigan (East HS) is receiving the honor for...

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