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Sexually Assaulted Boy's Family: Christian Radio Personality Should 'Rot In Jail'

Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.11.2014 | Crime

The family of a 12-year-old boy that former Christian radio personality John Balyo has confessed to raping had strong words for him at his sentencing ...

This House Is Hiding A Million Dollar Treasure

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.03.2014 | HuffPost Home

Music lovers, inquire within. There's something you're gonna wanna see on 1117 Third Street. From the outside, we have to admit that the house loo...

My Afternoon at Art/Prize in Grand Rapids

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.03.2014 | Arts
Lev Raphael

This afternoon I visited Grand Rapid's beautiful art museum (GRAM) for their yearly student art exhibition, Art/Prize and though I arrived somewhat frazzled, I left in a state of deep contentment.

Should the Red Wings Sign Daniel Alfredsson?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.13.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

Much to the disappointment of his grand plan - Alfie didn't win a cup by signing with the Red Wings in July 2013 for one year. He did record a respectable season, with 18 goals, and 49 points in only 68 games.

Michigan Twin Pleads Guilty In Brutal Beating Of Prostitute

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.18.2014 | Crime

One of the Michigan twins accused in the brutal beating and rape of a Grand Rapids prostitute pleaded guilty to all of the charges he was facing on Tu...

Christian Radio Personality Charged In Child-Sex Assault Probe

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Michigan say Christian radio personality John Balyo paid to have sexual encounters with minors. Homeland Security agents and office...

The 18 Most Underrated Cities In The U.S.

Global Yodel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

Along the way we've discovered some incredible places that rarely make the top destination lists compiled by traditional travel media. So we decided to start a series dedicated to promoting the world's most underrated cities.

Wacky World Record Is Made In The Shade

AP | Posted 03.08.2014 | Weird News

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — There appears to be another arcane world record in Grand Rapids, this time for the most people wearing sunglasses at nigh...

It's Time to Celebrate

Michael Kaiser | Posted 03.15.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

We hear so much about a few, high profile arts bankruptcies that the conventional wisdom has it that every arts organization is in trouble. This has repercussions for all of us who manage, or care about, arts organizations.

Woman Finds Python In Secondhand S-s-s-s-sofa

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Now here's a story guaranteed to make you squirm. A woman in Michigan recently got the surprise of her life when she discovered a large reptile coi...

Voting for Parks

Adrian Benepe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adrian Benepe

More and more, it appears, people are not just voting with their feet to visit and use parks, but they are literally casting their ballots and voting with their pocketbooks to say that parks are crucial parts of their communities.

School Janitor Pays Kids To Beat Up Classmate

Posted 10.11.2013 | Crime

This is NOT how parents expects school staff to treat their children. A woman working at Campus Elementary in Grand Rapids, Mich. was fired after ...

Artist Turns Famous Sculpture Into A Giant Hawaiian Shirt And People Are Angry

Posted 09.26.2013 | Arts

At first glance, David Dodde's "art-on-art" installation in Grand Rapids, Michigan looks relatively benign. The hometown artist constructed a seri...

Take a Stand During 'Michigan Week'

Lisa Diggs | Posted 07.20.2013 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

Together, we are revitalizing Michigan's economy one product, one purchase, one person at a time. Join in the fun and make a difference this Michigan Week.

Detroit Can Learn a Thing or Two From Grand Rapids

Brandon Helderop | Posted 05.29.2013 | Detroit
Brandon Helderop

Over the past few decades, Grand Rapids has seen an exciting boom of sorts. While the magnitude of a Detroit turnaround will require much more, I believe the Motor City can learn a thing or two from our neighbor city in West Michigan as it continues to capitalize on recent successes.

Congruent Visions: A Key to Successful Arts Leadership

Phil Chan | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

While many factors are responsible for the health and fiscal sustainability of an arts organization, a critical relationship is chemistry between an artistic director and an executive director. But what makes these partnership dynamics successful, and what do the good teams have in common?

Gerald Ford's Presidential Museum To Expand

AP | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids will be updated and expanded under a $15 million fundraising effort...

Gerald Ford Graffiti Pops Up In Michigan Hometown

AP | Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Former President Gerald Ford is remembered in his hometown of Grand Rapids by a museum and a stretch of interstate. Now, a graf...

Help Grand Rapids, MI Kickstart Their Art Scene

Posted 03.08.2012 | Arts

Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a place not often listed on the cultural map of the world, but the folks at Open Concept Gallery are looking to bring a cle...

Meijer Founder Dies

AP | Posted 03.26.2012 | Detroit

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Frederik Meijer, who built the regional retail powerhouse Meijer Inc. while nurturing his lifelong love of the arts, died late ...

Two Students Who Put Pie In The Face Of Carl Levin Sentenced

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 10.30.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — A federal judge in Grand Rapids sentenced two recent college graduates to 30 days in jail for protesting U.S. Sen. Carl Levin's stance...

Seven People Killed In Shooting Spree

AP | JOHN FLESHER and TOM COYNE | Posted 09.06.2011 | Crime

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — When Rodrick Shonte Dantzler raised a gun to his head after going on a deadly shooting spree, the bullet ended what those ...

Extreme Transparency: The New Way We Live

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

My fellow traveler read my powerpoint from behind me on the airplane. And my car service driver watched it live on the web. Certainly my 'private' presentation to the TEDx community was more public than I ever imagined.

Denver, Poised For Greatness

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 07.25.2011 | Denver

The first annual Cities on the Edge study, commissioned by Edge Shaving gel and Sperling's BestPlaces, listed Denver as the third top U.S. city poised...

Art Therapy: Art Displayed In New Children's Hospital Made By Kids

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Art is not only creative, but also a therapeutic process. When the new Helen DeVos Children's Hospital opened earlier this year in Grand Rapids, Michi...