Big Rapids

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Big Rapids,

city (1990 pop. 12,603), seat of Mecosta co., W central Mich., at the falls of the Muskegon River; inc. 1869. Agriculture and light manufacturing predominate, and Big Rapids serves as a shipping point for the region's grains. Extensive natural gas wells are nearby. Ferris State Univ., part of the Univ. of Michigan system, is in the city.
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Lake-Osceola State Bank and Big Rapids Products have broken from the starting line as lead sponsors for the annual Wheatlake Festival of Races.
I listened to hair metal bands followed by grunge music during my college years at Ferris State University in my beloved hometown of Big Rapids, Michigan.
Understanding Jim Crow draws from the collections of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University in Big Rapids to tell that story.
It also included added or expanded 4G LTE in several communities including Alpena, Battle Creek, Bad Axe, Flint, Birch Run and Big Rapids and capacity upgrades throughout Detroit, Ann Arbor, Troy, Muskegon and Niles, as well other areas.
The cost includes the National Elastomer Center Open House, and the Michigan Rubber Group social hour/dinner at the Holiday Inn in Big Rapids, MI.
He has a bachelor's degree in business economics from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich.
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Marquardt started his career in 1970 as a reporter at Michigan's Big Rapids Pioneer, later moving to Michigan's Ypsilanti Press where he was city editor and managing editor from 1974-1977.
Coach Tony Annese recently left to become coach at Ferris State, a four-year university in Big Rapids, Mich.