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By Jim Malewitz, May 28, 2019

“Dan Hibma sees beauty and opportunity in the Grand River as it snakes through the heart of Grand Rapids –  more marinas, tourism dollars and fun for boaters, if only Michigan’s longest river weren’t so shallow in meandering stretches west of town.

The West Michigan developer envisions power boats floating through Kent and Ottawa counties — and all the way to Lake Michigan. But that won’t happen unless the state government pays to carve a deeper channel by dredging through sediment and whatever else has built up on the river bed over decades. “

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