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Remembering the Hudsonville Tornado of April 3, 1956

The date was Tuesday, April 3rd, 1956. A huge storm was brewing in the Midwest that would set its sights on West Michigan. The strongest tornado to ever hit Michigan would pay a visit that day. These tornadoes were part of a tornado outbreak that took place on April 2-3, 1956, across the Midwest and the Great Lakes regions.

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FORGET THE KIDS! An Adults-Only Summer Camp is Coming to Michigan!

Yes, alcohol will be involved!

Now that I got the most important question answered, MLive reports that this grown-ups (and I use that lightly) only summer camp, travels to different metro areas around the U...

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It Could Soon Be LEGAL To Warm Up Your Car In YOUR Driveway

Somebody needs to high five State Rep Holly Hughes, R-Muskegon, because she’s proposing a bill that should already just be;  She wants to make it legal to warm up your car in YOUR driveway...

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The Great Lakes Didn’t Always Have The Names They Do Today

When you think of the Great Lakes, you think: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario. But did you know that over the last 14,000 years the lakes had a variety of names...

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Your Older Bob Seger Albums May Be Gaining In Value

If you grew up in Michigan, you know there was a time in the mid to late '70s when Bob Seger was everywhere. You couldn't get away from his music.

So why are all those albums from that era getting harder to find?

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New Holland Brewing And Pabst Brewing Are Official Partners

This past Wednesday, March 29, was a big day in Holland and for the New Holland Brewing Company. Brett VanderKamp, president and co-founder of New Holland, along with Simon Thorpe, CEO of Pabst Brewing Company, made it official that as of Saturday,  April 1, New Holland begins it's partnership with Pabst Brewing, and all beers produced for the U.S. sale by New Holland Brewing Company will flow through the Pabst distribution and ordering systems.

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Grand Rapids Business Ranks Second in Alcohol Sales in Michigan

MLive compiled a list of the bars in Michigan that buy and sell and lot of alcohol each year, and Detroit dominates the entire list. Not a surprise, since you probably have to drink a lot to be able to live in Detroit, haha! But last year, one Grand Rapids business not only shows up in the top 20, but is number two in the state in alcohol sales!

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Saugatuck in the Running for Best Midwestern Small Town

Named "Best Small Town Weekend Escape"  two years in a row, Saugatuck is now in the running for another honor.

Saugatuck is up for "Best Midwestern Small Town" in a USA Today 10Best readers' poll. 

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Kazoo Police Put Out APB For Man Who Swiped A 12-Foot Tall Oberon Bottle

Oberon Day is a big deal in West Michigan. How big? 12 feet!

And this guy took it home with him.

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Michigan State Park Getting $2.7 Million Upgrade

As summer nears and camping season in Michigan kicks into high gear, one Michigan state park is preparing for some big changes.

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Michigan Family of 25 Gets Their Own Reality Show on TLC

After having good ratings with its pilot episode, TLC has picked up "Meet the Putmans" for a full season which will air sometime this fall, according to WXYZ Detroit...

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Demand For Measles Vaccine Increases As Outbreak Started At Disneyland In California Spreads
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Measles Confirmed in Michigan

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