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Report: Dunes drives millions into local communities

Report: Dunes drives millions into local communities

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore helped infuse $75.9 million into local communities in 2012, according to a National Park Service report.

March 07, 2014 3:00 pm
Six months after miracle rescue, Mount Baldy's fate still uncertain

Six months after miracle rescue, Mount Baldy's fate still uncertain

It has been six months since little Nathan Woessner was rescued from beneath the sands of Mount Baldy, but the story isn't forgotten. Nor is it over.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore back up and running

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is once again open to the public.

October 17, 2013 5:00 pm
With National Lakeshore closed, students see impact of federal shutdown

With National Lakeshore closed, students see impact of federal shutdown

Fifth-graders at John Simatovich Elementary School in Union Township will learn firsthand about Tuesday's federal government shutdown.

October 01, 2013 3:00 pm Video Photos

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With National Lakeshore closed, students see impact of federal shutdown

With National Lakeshore closed, students see impact of federal shutdown

The Indiana Dunes Environmental Learning Center's Camp Goodfellow is among the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore sites that have closed Tuesday as a result of the federal government shutdown.

October 01, 2013 2:55 pm
What caused Mount Baldy sinkhole?

What caused Mount Baldy sinkhole?

MICHIGAN CITY | A month after 6-year-old Nathan Woessner was swallowed by a sinkhole, officials are still trying to figure out why it happened and if it could happen again.

August 12, 2013 2:00 pm Video Photos

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Doctor: Boy buried in sand dune shows improvement

Doctor: Boy buried in sand dune shows improvement

MICHIGAN CITY | The condition of the Illinois boy who was buried beneath a sand dune last week has improved, according to his doctors.

July 18, 2013 1:15 pm Photos

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Park service will search for possible hidden hazards on Mount Baldy

Park service will search for possible hidden hazards on Mount Baldy

MICHIGAN CITY | The National Park Service has extended the closure of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Mount Baldy section indefinitely while park employees investigate whether more underground depressions could collapse and endanger visitors to this popular recreation area.

July 15, 2013 1:13 pm
Lack of snowfall negatively affecting water levels, environment

Lack of snowfall negatively affecting water levels, environment

While snowblowers are gathering dust in region garages and residents are reveling in not having to shovel the white stuff, some are voicing concerns over the lack of snow so far this season.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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1 wounded in accidental shooting at National Lakeshore

Two men were trying to disassemble a handgun Saturday at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore when the gun fired, striking one of them behind the knee, an official said.

November 05, 2012 5:00 pm
Lifeguarded beaches along Lake Michigan are hit-or-miss

Lifeguarded beaches along Lake Michigan are hit-or-miss

Lake Michigan's waters can be wicked. Calm one moment and deadly the next.

July 14, 2012 5:30 pm
Riding the heat wave: Extended high temperatures setting records at the Dunes

Riding the heat wave: Extended high temperatures setting records at the Dunes

PORTER | You might think that the sizzling, desertlike sand is the last place you’d want to park your posterior on a day with triple-digit temperatures.

July 06, 2012 12:51 pm
Your go-to guide for hiking and camping in the Lake Michigan area

Your go-to guide for hiking and camping in the Lake Michigan area

Venturing into an outdoor weekend getaway or summer excursion can be one of the most memorable experiences. Whether you're brainstorming your options or already planning your itinerary, doing a little research beforehand can help make your trip more unique, enjoyable and safe.

June 13, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Deer management plan approved for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

PORTER | The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will use both lethal and nonlethal methods to control white-tailed deer on its property.

May 12, 2012 7:25 pm

Deer culls often contentious when first introduced

For more than a dozen years communities have wrangled with what to do with the white-tailed deer.

December 10, 2011 8:00 pm
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