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Taste of Duneland is Saturday

CHESTERTON | Taste of Duneland presented by the Duneland Business Initiative Group will be 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in downtown Chesterton.…

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NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

Some of the stories are action highlights of the competition like the winning touchdown, the perfect kill with the game on the line, the line …

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Indiana business starts lowest since at least 1990

Indiana business starts lowest since at least 1990

The dream of owning a business and working for oneself, an aspiration nearly half of all Americans have according to a recent survey, is becom…

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Sobreity checkpoints planned for LaPorte County

Police in LaPorte County plan to set up sobriety checkpoints Friday to discourage drinking and driving for the Labor Day weekend.

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Pelath warns Camp Summit on governor's chopping block

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath warned Thursday that 70 state employees in LaPorte County will lose their jobs if the Indi…

August 28, 2014 4:16 pm

Two local businesses honored as Indiana Companies to Watch

Two local businesses honored as Indiana Companies to Watch

Two local businesses were among 27 companies from across Indiana honored Wednesday as outstanding second-stage companies during the seventh an…

August 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations

Travel: Rock Hall highlights music and artists through the generations

Rock and roll's most formidable stories and its greatest influences of all time can be found in one spot.

August 24, 2014 12:00 pm Photos

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Man agrees to 20-year sentence in Michigan City toddler's death

LAPORTE | A Michigan City man has agreed to serve a 20-year prison sentence for the beating death of his girlfriend's two-year old son.

August 22, 2014 4:40 pm

Marina manager turns 'gator wrangler' in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Jacob Bensz thought he might be the target of a practical joke when someone asked him to round up a stray alligator at work Tu…

August 20, 2014 6:30 pm

KISS celebrates 40 Years with Decades of Decibels tour

KISS celebrates 40 Years with Decades of Decibels tour

TINLEY PARK | Forty years ago, inspired by Alice Cooper and the New York Dolls, KISS took the concert experience to all new levels featuring p…

August 17, 2014 8:20 pm Photos

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Man shot to death in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Police are investigating the shooting death late Friday of a 29-year-old man.

August 16, 2014 3:00 pm

Truck driver airlifted after Toll Road crash

A truck driver was airlifted with life-threatening injuries after his semi sideswiped a second semi and went into a ditch along the Indiana To…

August 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Indiana's unemployment remained unchanged last month, while the joblessness rate fell in Illinois for the fifth straight month.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment rates fell significantly in Northwest Indiana last month after more people found work or stopped looking.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

St. Anthony health volunteers host Amish bakery fundraiser Aug. 20

MICHIGAN CITY | The Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City Guild of Volunteers will host an Amish bakery goods fundraiser at 7 a.m. Wedne…

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Get a taste of what's in your own backyard at “Theatrepalooza”

MERRILLVILLE | Are you ready to be entertained? Do you need a good laugh or a moment to ponder?

August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

Region beer makers brew up fans at State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS | Many Hoosiers unlikely to set foot in Northwest Indiana anytime soon still got to enjoy beer Thursday at the State Fair produce…

August 14, 2014 4:15 pm

Jobseekers hoping for help from Lady Luck

Jobseekers hoping for help from Lady Luck

MICHIGAN CITY | Hundreds of job seekers met potential employers Thursday during a job fair hosted by Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Ivy Tech…

August 14, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Researchers find new hole at Mount Baldy dune

Researchers find new hole at Mount Baldy dune

MICHIGAN CITY | Researchers looking into the cause of a hole at Mt. Baldy that trapped a 6-year-old boy last summer said Thursday morning that…

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PNC Odyssey part of world premiere of 'Bette Davis on the Edge'

MICHIGAN CITY | The Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts Series, the Festival Players Guild and the Michigan City Public Library are s…

August 14, 2014 12:00 am

Sinai Forum announces 2014 line-up

MICHIGAN CITY | Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness, will kick off the 2014 season of the Sinai Forum with a dis…

August 10, 2014 2:00 pm

Traffic sweep nets 12 arrests, 195 tickets

MICHIGAN CITY | A traffic sweep over the Independence Day weekend resulted in 12 arrests and 195 tickets in LaPorte County, according to the M…

August 09, 2014 2:30 pm

Valparaiso business man dies after car accident

Valparaiso business man dies after car accident

A prominent Valparaiso businessman, who owned restaurants, race horses and other local enterprises died Wednesday after being involved in a ca…

August 07, 2014 3:25 pm

Michigan City In Water Boat Show opens today

MICHIGAN CITY | At a time when some boat shows folded due to the economy, the one in Michigan City is still going strong now in its 35th year.

August 07, 2014 12:00 am

Businesses seeking employees at Michigan City job fair

More than 40 employers, including Monosol and Alcoa, want job applicants at an upcoming job fair in Michigan City.

August 05, 2014 4:41 pm

Officials say Grand Prix turnout may set records

MICHIGAN CITY | The Great Lakes Grand Prix in Michigan City appears just as popular as ever with speculation that attendance for the sixth ann…

August 04, 2014 3:00 pm

Michigan City job fair set for Aug. 14

MICHIGAN CITY | Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. is partnering with Ivy Tech Community College and the Blue Chip to host a job fair from …

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

If at first you don't succeed, Tri, Tri again

If at first you don't succeed, Tri, Tri again

LAPORTE | Some compete in the LaPorte Family YMCA Triathlon to push their bodies, some to test their endurance, some to raise money and bring …

August 02, 2014 2:13 pm Photos

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LaPorte man charged in fatal DUI crash in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | A LaPorte man allegedly was drunk Thursday night when he was driving a pickup truck that struck and killed a man on a mo-ped i…

August 01, 2014 8:56 am

Great Futures Balloon launch takes off

Great Futures Balloon launch takes off

HOBART | More than 200 blue balloons invaded the blue skies Thursday afternoon along County Line Road.

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Great Lakes Grand Prix events start today

MICHIGAN CITY | More than 100,000 people are expected to make Michigan City their destination this weekend for the 6th annual Great Lakes Gran…

July 31, 2014 5:34 pm

Long Beach police seek help identifying burglary suspect

Long Beach police seek help identifying burglary suspect

LONG BEACH | Long Beach police are turning to the public for help in identifying a man suspected of breaking into three lakefront homes and se…

July 30, 2014 4:15 pm

Day care worker turns herself in on criminal charges

MICHIGAN CITY | The last of three suspects charged in connection with the accidental strangling death of a 5-year-old boy at a Michigan City d…

July 30, 2014 1:33 pm

Man charged with using LaPorte County government-issued credit card

A Michigan City man has been charged with fraudulently using a LaPorte County government credit card to make a purchase.

July 30, 2014 1:35 pm

State Fair to showcase Indiana beer and wine, renovated Coliseum

State Fair to showcase Indiana beer and wine, renovated Coliseum

INDIANAPOLIS | Beer and wine return to the Indiana State Fair following a seven-decade absence, and Hoosiers get their first look inside a rev…

July 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Footlight players

MICHIGAN CITY | Footlight Players held its annual banquet Saturday to recognize the theater’s 64th season award winners, as selected by Footli…

July 30, 2014 12:00 am

Third suspect sought in Michigan City hanging death case

MICHIGAN CITY | Authorities Tuesday were still looking for a third suspect charged in connection with the June 9 strangling death of a 5-year-…

July 29, 2014 10:25 am

Man faces 10-year sentence for molesting infant

Man faces 10-year sentence for molesting infant

VALPARAISO | A 22-year-old Michigan City man faces a 10-year prison sentence after pleading guilty Monday to molesting an infant girl.

July 28, 2014 12:25 pm

Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Kim Hunt, a health unit coordinator and certified nursing assistant, is the July Ambassador of the Month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health Mic…

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Michigan City day care owner charged with manslaughter in boy's death

MICHIGAN CITY | Charges were filed Friday against the owner of a Michigan City day care center for the hanging death of a 5-year old boy.

July 25, 2014 5:28 pm

LaPorte rallies around woman with flesh-eating disease

LaPorte rallies around woman with flesh-eating disease

LAPORTE | Sandra Mullins is keeping her head up despite a battle with breast cancer and now a rare flesh-eating disease.

July 24, 2014 4:43 pm

Citywide school supply drive underway

MICHIGAN CITY | Thirteen local groups have announced a communitywide school supply drive, which will run through Aug. 11. Supplies collected d…

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

New art series at Lubeznik Center for the Arts

MICHIGAN CITY | Lubeznik Center for the Arts will hold an opening reception for its new exhibits, Invasive Species, Transformation, and Aquati…

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Chief: Cause of pallet fire may remain mystery

Chief: Cause of pallet fire may remain mystery

HAMMOND | The cause of a fire that burned two mulch piles at the former Calumet Pallet Co. in Hammond may never be determined, an official said.

July 22, 2014 11:04 pm

Local Franciscan hospitals join Anthem network

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana announced Monday eight hospital campuses in the Franciscan Alliance system are new participating …

July 21, 2014 5:00 pm

HEALTH BRIEFS: Hospital offers babysitting classes

MICHIGAN CITY | Franciscan St. Anthony Health hospital in Michigan City will offer its next Safe Sitter babysitting course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.…

July 21, 2014 4:00 pm

Zoo-B-Que fundraiser set for Saturday at Washington Park

MICHIGAN CITY | The Washington Park Zoo will host its annual Zoo-B-Que fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the zoo.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

Anita Beezhold, Leon Simon named winners of Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest

NWI Communities and The Theatre at the Center collaborated for the NWI Communities Beverly Hillbillies Lookalike Contest. Both Anita Beezhold,…

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile…

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Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small gro…

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100 East Michigan Boulevard Michigan City, IN 46360
219.873.1400

Police Department

102 West Second Street Michigan City, IN 46360
219.874.3221

Fire Department

2510 East Michigan Boulevard Michigan City, IN 46360
219.873.1440

Parks and Recreation

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Michigan City, IN 46360
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Michigan City Area Schools

408 S. Carroll Avenue Michigan City, IN 46360
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