Holland

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If you drive over a bridge near Holland, Mich., and walk a few hundred feet, you'll wind up face-to-face with a giant, centuries old windmill. So what's the big deal about this one? Well, this structure – the historic DeZwaan – is the only authentic, working Dutch windmill in the United States. It arrived here from the Netherlands in the 1960s, the last windmill to ever leave the country. And today, it is still running.


Robbie Feinberg

It’s no surprise that the city of Holland is full of Dutch traditions. Just look at the name. Holland. Then, the windmills. And the tulips. But Connie Locker, the education and outreach manager at the Holland Museum, says that’s not always a good thing. She says the Dutch culture can sometimes overwhelm others, like the area's growing Latino population. That's part of the reason behind the museum's new exhibit, "Documented: The Stories of Latin@s in Holland."


Public meetings will be held across the state this summer to discuss a potential passenger rail line connecting Metro Detroit to Holland. (WDET)

Robbie Feinberg

Holland’s Westshore shopping mall has had a rough past decade or so: foreclosures, mismanagement, fleeing tenants. To top it off, consumers appear to be moving away from big, enclosed malls like Westshore. Now, one developer is trying to transform the property by flipping it inside out.


The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners is expected on Tuesday, March 24, to approve the reinstallation of a religious sign in Hager Park. “A concept plan is attached showing the layout of the memorial area to be located west of the picnic building and incorporating the existing boulder and plaque that recognize the Hagers' past land donations,” John Scholtz, director of parks and recreation, wrote to the county board. (Holland Sentinel)

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