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Coming Soon to Grand Rapids: Actual Rapids?

Officials, engineers team up in push to bring back long-missing whitewater

(Newser) - Grand Rapids' mayor gets a frequent question: "Where's the rapids?" Soon, he may be able to give a less disappointing answer. There haven't been rapids in the Michigan city for a century, since the riverbed was smoothed to make way for floating timber. But officials, engineers, and... More »

Woman Survives Fall Into Niagara Rapids

Tour boat spotted her and pulled her out

(Newser) - This week has brought water tourism disasters at Yosemite and Maui , but finally we've got a happy ending to a similar tale: A 30-year-old Michigan woman survived a fall into the rapids below Niagara Falls, reports KSDK-TV . Lindsey Burgess fell in while hiking with her fiance, and she got... More »

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