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National Lakeshore activities focus on wildflowers

MICHIGAN CITY | Join a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Heron Rookery from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for a volunteer activity in the…

12 hours ago

2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for …

17 hours ago

2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for …

17 hours ago

Ivy Tech introduces Gary president to the community

Ivy Tech introduces Gary president to the community

GARY | The new Ivy Tech Gary campus president envisions making the campus more community focused and engaging the entire community in emphasiz…

19 hours ago Photos

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Pence, company officials confirm Jaeger-Unitek expansion in LaPorte

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined executives from the Jager Group on Wednesday in Hanover, Germany, to announce the company’s plans to expand ope…

23 hours ago

Intruder demands gas money from LaPorte resident

LAPORTE | A man forced his way inside a LaPorte home Tuesday night demanding money for gasoline, but apparently he was not driving a car.

April 16, 2014 12:13 pm

Pork chop dinner to benefit Pioneer Land

The 11th annual pork chop dinner to raise money for Pioneer Land outside LaPorte is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. April 26 in the community buildi…

April 16, 2014 11:55 am

Indiana graduation rates unchanged from 2012

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education says the state's high school graduation rates from 2013 are virtually the same as from the …

April 16, 2014 10:55 am Related

IU Health offers grants to schools

LAPORTE | Elementary schools in LaPorte and Starke counties are able to apply for new grants offered by Indiana University Health that will he…

April 16, 2014 12:00 am

Purdue University making strides, increasing numbers

WESTVILLE | While some universities across the country have declining student enrollment, Purdue University is reporting growth.

April 15, 2014 8:30 pm

NWI schools receive four-star designation

More than 40 local schools received a four-star school designation for the 2012-13 school year from the Indiana Department of Education.

April 15, 2014 7:15 pm

Officials investigate death of 13-year-old LaPorte girl

Lisa Brown was giving her 13-year-old daughter, Janna, over-the-counter medication for what she thought was a bad cold or the flu but the girl…

April 15, 2014 4:58 pm

HEALTH BRIEFS: Doctor to talk knee options

FLOSSMOOR | Dr. David Smith, an orthopedic surgeon on staff at the Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls, will host a lunch discussion at n…

April 15, 2014 10:45 am

Icy, snow-covered roads cause crashes, slow a.m. commute

Icy, snow-covered roads cause crashes, slow a.m. commute

As much as 5 inches of snow fell in some parts of the region Monday night into Tuesday morning, causing multiple accidents on area roadways.

April 15, 2014 10:02 am

Share input with Lake Michigan Gateway Implementation Strategy Planning Team

MICHIGAN CITY | The public is invited to an open house conducted by the Lake Michigan Gateway Implementation Strategy planning team between 6:…

April 15, 2014 12:00 am

Lakefront Arts Festival application deadline extended

Lakefront Arts Festival application deadline extended

MICHIGAN CITY | Lubeznik Center for the Arts has extended its deadline for artist's applications to April 18 for its 2014 Lakefront Arts Festival.

April 15, 2014 12:00 am

Arson suspect, 13, arrested at mother's request

A 13-year-old Michigan City boy was arrested at the request of his mother who told police he has set several fires.

April 14, 2014 7:00 pm

LaPorte County woman hurt by falling tree limb

A LaPorte-area woman doing yard work remained hospitalized Monday after being struck on the head by a falling tree branch.

April 14, 2014 1:11 pm

Snow expected for evening rush

The first April snow in the Chicago region in three years is expected to fall by the Monday evening rush.

April 14, 2014 7:18 am

PNC holding Enrollment Day on April 23

WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central invites prospective students to Enrollment Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 23.

April 13, 2014 5:25 pm

John Davidson to perform in LaPorte

One of the biggest television stars and singers in the 70s and 80s is coming to LaPorte.

April 11, 2014 5:29 pm

Indiana earns top grade for government transparency

Indiana earns top grade for government transparency

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana leads the nation in state government transparency on a report card issued this week by the nonpartisan U.S. Public Inte…

April 10, 2014 5:30 pm Related

Expert help sought to handle pigeon issue at LaPorte City Hall

Expert help sought to handle pigeon issue at LaPorte City Hall

LAPORTE | Help is being sought from experts at Purdue University to help chase away pigeons that seem at times to be overtaking the newly reno…

April 10, 2014 4:08 pm Photos

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Family sock hop Saturday

LAPORTE | It’s time to dust off the saddle shoes and poodle skirts and bring the whole family to the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum …

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore Arts hosts luncheon and networking

MICHIGAN CITY | South Shore Arts will host its April Chamber Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lubeznik Center for the Arts, …

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Great Lakes Catering employee receives ROSE Award

MICHIGAN CITY | Mary Carr has been a familiar, friendly face to many of Michigan City’s service clubs for years, happily serving lunches all o…

April 09, 2014 3:35 pm

Former football player weighs in against drug use

LAPORTE | A former college football star and record-setting weight lifter turned minister will visit LaPorte to try to steer children onto the…

April 09, 2014 2:58 pm

LP company plans to grow

LAPORTE | A plant where rubber seals and other similar products have been made for decades in LaPorte has future growth plans.

April 09, 2014 10:09 am

Four IUN students honored for their volunteer spirit

Four IUN students honored for their volunteer spirit

GARY | Four Indiana University Northwest students were honored last week with the Women Helping Women: Honoring Student Volunteer Leadership a…

April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Funds preserve services for elderly, disabled

LAPORTE | Rides to the doctor and other services for elderly and disabled residents throughout LaPorte County will be here to stay long term.

April 08, 2014 5:10 pm

Fiery semi rollover closes Toll Road in Michigan City

Fiery semi rollover closes Toll Road in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | A semitrailer hauling a load of potatoes rolled over on  the Indiana Toll Road early Monday and burst into flames, closing all…

April 07, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Dierks Bentley to perform at LaPorte County Fair

LAPORTE | The LaPorte County Fair has just added its second major country music superstar to this year's entertainment line up.

April 07, 2014 6:30 pm

Michigan City man gets 20 years in death of retired teacher

A Michigan City man is serving a 20-year prison sentence for the beating death of a retired teacher.

April 07, 2014 6:32 pm

Crash sends six to hospital

LAPORTE COUNTY | LaPorte County police are investigating suspicions that alcohol was involved in a single-vehicle crash that left six people h…

April 07, 2014 5:11 pm

Purdue extends contract for PNC chancellor

Purdue extends contract for PNC chancellor

As Purdue University Calumet in Hammond and Purdue University North Central in Westville work to consolidate the two campuses, the Purdue Univ…

April 07, 2014 4:15 pm

Company acquires Michigan City endodontics clinic

MICHIGAN CITY | An Illinois company has acquired a Michigan City endodontics clinic called PKR Endodontics, 8809 W. 400 North.

April 07, 2014 2:00 pm

Pedestrian survives being struck by Amtrak

LAPORTE | A man found a day after being hit by an Amtrak train told police he didn't seek medical treatment, choosing to try and drink away the pain.

April 07, 2014 12:45 pm

Sandin Manufacturing planning 28,000-square-foot expansion

MICHIGAN CITY | A wire rope and cable business will get about a third bigger after an upcoming expansion.

April 07, 2014 9:15 am

Cutting ties: LaPorte barber retires after nearly half century

Cutting ties: LaPorte barber retires after nearly half century

LAPORTE | For Tim Daniels, cutting hair was his way out from the physical grind of the steel mills, but now, almost 50 years later, the LaPort…

April 07, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County suffers state's largest population decline

Lake County suffers state's largest population decline

In terms of demographic trends, Northwest Indiana is a tale of two counties.

April 06, 2014 10:00 pm

Satellite Inn under new ownership

Satellite Inn under new ownership

UNION MILLS | Legend has it that alcohol was served during Prohibition at what's now the Satellite Inn in Union Mills.

April 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Westville Correctional staff are recognized

Three teachers at the Westville Correctional Facility were recognized for their selfless act in assisting a stranded motorist.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Kankakee Valley REMC member will win $4,000 vacation at annual meeting

WANATAH | Kankakee Valley REMC is celebrating 75 years at its annual meeting Tuesday.

April 05, 2014 12:00 am

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April 05, 2014 12:00 am

Purdue board likes the idea of PUC/PNC consolidation

Purdue board likes the idea of PUC/PNC consolidation

WESTVILLE | Members of the Board of Trustees for Purdue University had nothing but good things to say about the consolidation of Purdue Univer…

April 04, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Fish frys

CALUMET CITY | American Legion Post 330 fish frys are back on Fridays through April 18, serving cod, lake perch, shrimp and chicken tenders at…

April 04, 2014 7:18 pm

Ivy Tech, high school team to offer evening classes

LAPORTE | Ivy Tech Community College Northwest will offer evening courses at LaPorte High School, 602 F St., beginning in the fall.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am

LaPorte man given eight-year prison term in OWI fatality

LAPORTE | A LaPorte man was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for a drunken driving accident in which his friend was killed.

April 03, 2014 8:30 pm

LaPorte man, 83, hurt while burning leaves

An 83-year-old LaPorte area man suffered third-degree burns Wednesday after his clothing and his golf cart caught fire.

April 03, 2014 5:18 pm

Lost moped driver arrested, charged with DUI

LAPORTE COUNTY | A man driving a moped was arrested and charged with drunken driving after stopping to ask for directions at the home of an of…

April 02, 2014 7:25 pm
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