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Grand Rapids a "dying city"? Shut your mouth, Newsweek

If you haven't yet seen Grand Rapids, Mich.'s response to being put on Newsweek's list of the top 10 dying U.S. cities, the city didn't just lay down and die. It stood up and made what Roger Ebert calls "The greatest music video ever made." I don't know about that, but it did make me cry just a little (then again, that song usually does choke me up).

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPjjZCO67WI[/youtube]

I'd say there's still some life force kicking in that city. Kudos, Grand Rapids.

(Thanks to my friend in Michigan, Tamara, for the pointer!)

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