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Located on the Grand River approximately 30 miles from Lake Michigan, it was nicknamed the "Furniture City," because the major industry in Grand Rapids was once furniture production. However, the city and surrounding communities are more economically diverse today, and contribute heavily to the health care, automotive, and consumer goods manufacturing industries, among others.

Population: 197800
Local Newspapers: Grand Rapids Press
Local Sports Teams: West Michigan Whitecaps (Single A Baseball) Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL - Hockey)
Local Colleges: Grand Valley State University Ferris State University

Zip Codes associated with grand rapids, michigan: 49503 49504 49505 49506 49507 49508 49509 49512 49525 49544 49548
Towns/Cities near grand rapids, michigan : Walker Comstock Park Northview Rockford Forrest Hills Kentwood Cutlerville Jenison Hudsonville

Grand Rapids News
Marandaa s Guide to Summer Fun : July 23-30

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Summer in West Michigan is filled with fun activities for families! Check out Maranda's complete Guide to Summer Fun for June 18 through June 24 below.

1 hurt when boats crash in Ottawa County

One person was injured and taken to a Grand Rapids hospital after two boats collided Saturday morning on Lake Michigan. At 10:37 a.m. Saturday, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office and a boat from the U.S. Coast Guard station in Grand Haven responded to a report of two boats crashing with injuries off Brucker Beach on Lake Michigan in Grand Haven Township.

USS Gerald R. Ford commissioning ceremony

The U.S. Navy is welcoming its newest aircraft carrier Saturday during a commissioning ceremony for the USS Gerald R. Ford . The ship is described as a top of the line aircraft carrier bearing the name of U.S. President and Grand Rapids native Gerald R. Ford.

The Multi-Sector Sustainability Browser (MSSB): A Tool for Understanding Sustainability

Hall, EricS. The Multi-Sector Sustainability Browser : A Tool for Understanding Sustainability.

Transgender prisoner: a New policy, new hopea

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The voice behind a new policy allowing transgender people to transition while in Michigan prisons said the change has already improved her mental health.

Theology college with Grand Rapids satellites now accredited

In March prior to the launch of its fourth local satellite, MLive's Grand Rapids Press learned that the college was not accredited as it advertised to students seeking an accelerated path to earning a degree. The program was touted as "affordable, accelerated and accredited" to those expecting to earn an associate or bachelor's degree in biblical studies or a master's or doctorate degree in theology in nine months to a year.

Rapper Juvenile will join Ludacris at summer concert in Grand Rapids

People gather on the baseball field to enjoy 2015 Party in the Park, featuring the performances of Tech N9ne, Silento, and headliner, Flo Rida, who was cancelled due to weather effecting his flight, Friday, August 15, 2015 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, in Comstock Park. People gather on the baseball field to enjoy 2015 Party in the Park, featuring the performances of Tech N9ne, Silento, and headliner, Flo Rida, who was cancelled due to weather effecting his flight, Friday, August 15, 2015 at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark, in Comstock Park.( COMSTOCK PARK, MI -- A second rapper has been added to the lineup for the outdoor summer concert organized by Grand Rapids radio station 104.5 WSNX.

Plans for new Grand Rapids Home for Veterans move forward

Architects working on plans for new veterans homes in both Grand Rapids and Detroit were in Kent County this week, soliciting feedback from those who would live and work in the new space. Though the necessary federal funding is not yet approved, the overarching plan received approval at the state level when Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills into law in January.

Water skiers perform stunts, feats for charity in East Grand Rapids

Water skiers formed pyramids, did jumps and skied hands-free during Grand City Gives on Reeds Lake at John Collins Park in East Grand Rapids on Thursday, July 20. The free show was put on by Grand City Show Skiers and was held to raise donations for Make-A-Wish Michigan. Skiers ranged in age from 8 years old to 77-year-old Karel Wolters, who skied hands-free while balancing on a chair.

Meet the 6 Grand Rapids City Commission candidates in the August primary

Top row : First Ward candidates Catherine Mish, Christine Mullan and Kurt Reppart. Bottom row : Second Ward candidates Michael Farage, Joe Jones and Tami VandenBerg.

Fruit Ridge Ave. in Alpine Twp. reopens after crash

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Thursday on Fruit Ridge Avenue near 7 Mile Road, north of Grand Rapids, according to Kent County dispatchers. It's unknown what led up to the crash, but dispatchers told 24 Hour News 8 that one vehicle was found in a nearby field.

Lawsuit: 3 bars overserved former assistant prosecutor before injury crash

A man has filed a lawsuit against three downtown Grand Rapids bars after he was injured when former Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Josh Kuiper plowed into his parked car. Daniel Empson earlier this year filed a lawsuit against Kuiper for negligence, but now has named McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon, Luna and J. Gardella's in a separate lawsuit.

Grand Rapids Whitewater hires CEO; has led river project in Georgia

The group working to restore the Grand River in Grand Rapids has hired a President and CEO who has restored a major waterway in Georgia. Richard Bishop has been hired to lead Grand Rapids Whitewater in the effort to restore the Grand River downtown.

Grand Rapids students 'Greening Initiative' PSA gets attention, applause

The public service announcement high school students planned, directed, shot and produced in support of the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and Mayor Rosalynn Bliss' Greening Initiative is getting attention and applause. The Mosaic Film Experience facilitated the collaboration between the Grand Rapids Public Schools students, video production professionals and the City of Grand Rapids.

It's a federal agency. It can arrest people in your town. It won't say who it has in custody.

In official statements, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says the people it arrests are criminals who pose a threat to the safety of our local communities. But when the public asks for more details on those arrests - who has been targeted and why - answers are hard to come by.

Non-profit offers day of free dental services in Grand Rapids on July 21

Doris Jefferson remembers when two of her teeth hurt so badly she went to the emergency room just to get temporary relief from the throbbing pain. "The line was pretty long but I just made it in" said Jefferson, 64. "I am so thankful.

New Holland Brewing to host Grand Rapids 1st Ward candidate forum

New Holland Brewing Co. will be hosting a town hall with the three candidates for the First Ward Grand Rapids City Commission seat 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at The Knickerbocker.

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