• Pro-gun groups want Heartwell fired from Natural Resources post

    10 days ago - By Wood TV

    NEWAYGO, Mich. - These days, former Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell is about as far away from city life as one can get.
    Shortly after turning in his keys to city hall four years ago, he left Grand Rapids for a home on the Muskegon River near Newaygo, appropriate for his love of the outdoors.
    He also left the controversy that goes along with being a politician behind - or so he thought.
    “Controversy isn't new to me, but this one caught me a bit by surprise,” Heartwell told News 8 Friday.
    His recent appointment by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as chair of the state Natural Resources Commission...
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