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Chef to speak at 'Inspiring Women' luncheon

MICHIGAN CITY | Brenda Hitchens rose from a part-time gig cleaning up at a local bakery to becoming an award-winning executive chef at a major…

September 12, 2014 12:00 pm

9/11-themed sculpture dedicated at Purdue North Central

9/11-themed sculpture dedicated at Purdue North Central

A 12,000 pound marble sculpture that serves as a memorial to the 9/11 terrorist attacks from 13 years ago was dedicated Thursday at Purdue Nor…

September 11, 2014 11:13 am Photos

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Miller Beach gallery partners with Michigan City artists

Miller Beach gallery partners with Michigan City artists

GARY | The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is welcomes the Area Artists Association of Northern Indiana , an affiliate of the Lubezn…

September 11, 2014 12:00 am

Great Lakes Powerboat Race has $8 million impact

MICHIGAN CITY | This year's Great Lakes Grand Prix in Michigan City set records for attendance and economic impact

September 10, 2014 4:21 pm

NIRPC to hold meetings on 2040 plan update

The public can comment on the update of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan at a series o…

September 10, 2014 12:10 pm

Judge rules in favor of candidacy

A judge has given the green light for a man to run for a spot on the LaPorte County Commission after his legal residency was challenged.

September 09, 2014 4:19 pm

LaPorte County declares victory in strip club fight

A longtime fight to keep a proposed gentleman's club from opening its doors has ended with LaPorte County officials declaring victory.

September 08, 2014 7:45 pm

Proposed bus service pushed back

Round-trip bus service between Purdue North Central and the cities of LaPorte and Michigan City did not begin in August as originally scheduled

September 08, 2014 6:21 pm

LaPorte officials consider requirement for security cameras at local bars

LAPORTE | Surveillance video cameras could be required in all of the bars in LaPorte following a stabbing death last weekend and other violenc…

September 06, 2014 6:45 pm

Two to admit to staging crashes for insurance payouts

HAMMOND | Two more defendants plan to plead guilty to charges alleging they staged car crashes in Northwest Indiana and Illinois to profit fro…

September 06, 2014 12:00 am

Appeals court strikes down Indiana gay marriage ban

Appeals court strikes down Indiana gay marriage ban

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's prohibition on gay marriage and refusal to recognize gay marriages performed in Illinois and elsewhere violates the U…

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Ritz requests more money for Indiana schools

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Education is seeking a 3 percent bump in public school funding and the elimination of textbook rental…

September 04, 2014 5:45 pm

Ride the Wave Regatta on Saturday

Paddlers will brave the waters of Lake Michigan from Gary to Michigan City while competing Saturday in a 19.3-mile marathon or 8-mile loop rac…

September 04, 2014 3:00 pm

LaPorte County officials urge state DOC to keep boot camp open

LAPORTE | Attempts are being made to keep the state's only paramilitary-style boot camp for juvenile offenders outside LaPorte from closing.

September 04, 2014 2:59 pm

Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

Local colleges aim to fill coming trades work gap

As current workers retire, experts predict 875,000 high-tech industrial jobs will be needed by 2020.

September 03, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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Columbus replica ships dock in Michigan City

Columbus replica ships dock in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Two replicas of ships Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic Ocean in his historic first trip to the New World docked…

September 03, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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Michigan City police warn of nighttime robberies near beach

MICHIGAN CITY | Police said Tuesday they have increased patrols in Michigan City's beachfront area following two robberies in the past week.

September 02, 2014 7:30 pm

Michigan City man charged in sex abuse case

MICHIGAN CITY | A Michigan City man is accused of sexually assaulting a relative.

September 02, 2014 7:15 pm

NWI Preps app brings action and stories to your fingertips

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 …

September 02, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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'Chief Happiness Officer' opens PNC Sinai Forum on Sunday

Jenn Lim, CEO and Chief Happiness Officer at Delivering Happiness, will be the opening speaker Sunday at the Purdue North Central Sinai Forum'…

September 01, 2014 6:48 pm

Former Rumely House open for tour

Former Rumely House open for tour

LAPORTE | A mansion with roots to LaPorte's beginnings will be open for the public to view and, if they wish, offer to buy it.

September 01, 2014 8:40 am Photos

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State Prison Garden yields benefit community

MICHIGAN CITY | Fresh produce is being put on many dinner tables from a football field-sized organic garden tended by inmates at Indiana State Prison.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

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.…

August 29, 2014 10:12 am

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…

August 28, 2014 11:45 pm

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.

August 28, 2014 5:58 pm

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


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