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Benton Harbor

Water plays a big part in this city in the southwestern corner of Michigan. Benton Harbor boasts a river and a Great Lake. The river offers not only a backdrop for recreational boating and fishing, but also for businesses growing along the waterfront. Jean Klock Park is the perfect spot to sit with a bag lunch and enjoy the view. Tourists come for the water sports and stay to check out the area's fruits and vegetables. Manufacturers like Whirlpool Corp. call it home.
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A buy local gift guide with a high alcohol content

From underwear to T-shirts to barrel aged beers, this collection of holiday gift ideas offers something for the hops head on your list.

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Fear and loathing at Mackinac, or How I learned to stop worrying and love the Policy Conference

Aspiring young leaders learn the art of the deal on Mackinac Island. 

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Remembering the best-read stories of 2013

One thing about the new journalism--as an editor you know right away whether a story hits or not simply by seeing how many people clicked on it, how long they spent reading it and whether they shared it. Here is Second Wave's top hits of 2013.

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Southwest Michigan's craft beer news from A through W

As Southwest Michigan becomes a hub for craft beer it's tough keeping up with everything that's going on. Jeremy Martin has all the news that's fit to sip from Arcadia Ales through Walldorff Brewpub.

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Michigan Hosts the Architectural and Industrial Design Event of the Year

State Historic Preservation Office launches blockbuster show June 14 at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills.


What I've learned during Michigan's fight on home foreclosure

MSHDA is partnering with the state’s religious leaders and faith communities to help homeowners avoid foreclosure with a program that addresses each homeowner’s unique situation.

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Dreaming of owning a Michigan home?

With low mortgage rates and many houses to choose from, there’s never been a better time for state residents to buy their own home.


Thanks for listening, Michigan!

People across the state have helped "the Prosperity Agenda" radio show on Detroit news/talk 760 WJR win international acclaim.


Remembering the Top 10 stories of 2012

What do bitcoins, roses, and Tim Fischell have in common? They were the subjects of the top three most read Southwest Michigan's Second Wave stories in 2012. To find out what stories round out the top 10, read on.


Big blue food truck serves up local, organic food across Southwest Michigan

For 26-year-old Bridgett Blough food is something she loves to share. Recipes she's crafted herself from local, organic sources are what she shares from her food truck that went on the road this year. Kathy Jennings traveled to St. Joseph to talk to Blough.
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