The Grand Rapids Press

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The Grand Rapids Press

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Front page on February 18, 2009
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Advance Magazine Publishers, Inc. D.B.A. Booth Newspapers, Inc.
Publisher Dan Gaydou
Editor Paul Keep
Language English
Headquarters 155 Michigan Street NW
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 USA
Circulation 133,107 Daily
182,252 Sunday [1]
Sister newspapers The Lakeshore Press
OCLC number 9975013
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The Grand Rapids Press is a daily newspaper published in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is the largest of the eight Booth newspapers. It is sold for $1.50 daily and $2.00 on Sunday.

Grand Rapids, Michigan City in Michigan, United States

Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan. It is on the Grand River about 30 miles (48 km) 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 the combined statistical area of Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland had a population of 1,321,557. Grand Rapids is the county seat of Kent County.


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This newspaper at first was published at 63 Pearl Street. Then for a number of years it occupied a building on the Grand River at the southeast end of the Pearl Street bridge. In 1906 it moved to a new home at Fulton Street and Sheldon Avenue.

Grand River (Michigan) river in Michigan

The Grand River, a tributary of Lake Michigan in the southeast, is the longest river in the U.S. state of Michigan. It runs 252 miles (406 km) through the cities of Jackson, Eaton Rapids, Lansing, Grand Ledge, Portland, Ionia, Lowell, Grand Rapids, and Grand Haven thence into Lake Michigan. Native Americans who lived along the river before the arrival of the French and British called the river O-wash-ta-nong, meaning Far-away-water, because of its length.

The paper was published downtown at the corner of Monroe and Michigan until 2004 when the printing facility was moved to the northern suburb of Walker. The editorial and newsroom offices remain downtown. They hire aspiring journalists through an internship program.

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Walker is a city in Kent County in the U.S. state of Michigan and a suburb of Grand Rapids. The population was 23,537 at the 2010 census.

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