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Indiana State Fair

ANDREA NEAL: Farm innovation has always been state fair's mission

ANDREA NEAL: Farm innovation has always been state fair's mission

Not much has changed since the first Indiana State Fair in October 1852. Farmers showed off their finest specimens of cows, hogs, horses and chickens. A “Mechanics Hall” displayed the newest reapers and plows. Corn growers competed for a silver cup for the heartiest ears. And right outside t…

March 25, 2015 12:00 am
Appeals court rules stage collapse victim can't sue state

Appeals court rules stage collapse victim can't sue state

INDIANAPOLIS | The sole person to reject the state's settlement offer for injuries suffered in the 2011 State Fair stage collapse cannot sue Indiana, because it already has paid other victims the maximum damages permitted by law.

January 14, 2015 5:00 pm Related
Suit involving victims of state fair stage collapse settled

Suit involving victims of state fair stage collapse settled

MERRILLVILLE | A settlement touted as historic for same-sex couples was reached in a civil lawsuit against private companies involved in the 2011 Indiana State Fair stage collapsed that killed seven people. 

December 19, 2014 5:45 pm
Settlement announced in lawsuit involving victims of state fair stage collapse

Settlement announced in lawsuit involving victims of state fair stage collapse

Attorney Kenneth J. Allen announces at his Merrillville office a settlement in a civil lawsuit.

December 19, 2014 4:35 pm

Stage collapse victim wants state liability cap eliminated

INDIANAPOLIS | State payments made to all but one of the 58 people injured and seven killed in the 2011 State Fair stage collapse were the subject of oral arguments Monday at the Indiana Court of Appeals.

December 15, 2014 5:30 pm

State Fair Coliseum gets new name

INDIANAPOLIS | Lest any Hoosier farmers worry they aren't welcome at the agriculture obsessed Indiana State Fair, the recently-renovated Coliseum soon will sport the name Indiana Farmers.

December 02, 2014 4:03 pm
Indiana State Fair tallies third-highest attendance ever

Indiana State Fair tallies third-highest attendance ever

INDIANAPOLIS | Cool summer temperatures, the renovated Coliseum and a new beer and wine exhibition helped push attendance at the 2014 Indiana State Fair near record territory.

August 18, 2014 6:24 pm Photos

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Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

INDIANAPOLIS | A man whose name is synonymous with Northwest Indiana's travel and hospitality industry was awarded the state's highest tourism honor Friday.

August 15, 2014 3:16 pm
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 produced by region microbreweries.

August 14, 2014 4:15 pm

Crossing the Line -- State Fairs

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: State fairs.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
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 revitalized Coliseum when the state's premier agricultural exhibition opens Friday in Indianapolis for a 17-day run.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Free Stage offers variety of music at Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS | It may be the “Year of the Coliseum” at this year’s Indiana State Fair, but the Coliseum won’t be the only fair venue offering nationally known, chart-topping artists during its Aug. 1–17 run. The Free Stage has a wide variety of performers every day of the fair beginning with…

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

State cuts off LaPorte County Fair beer sales

LAPORTE | Beer has dried up before it had a chance to flow out of taps at next month's LaPorte County Fair.

June 30, 2014 5:30 pm

Many new laws take effect Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS | Dozens of Indiana state laws take effect Tuesday. Here are some of the new laws that may directly affect area residents:

June 28, 2014 10:30 pm

Pence mum on possible vetoes

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence likely will ink up his veto stamp next week, but isn't yet saying which proposals approved by the General Assembly he might reject.

March 20, 2014 1:25 pm

Pence to decide on State Fair alcohol sales

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana State Fair attendees in August may get to do something that hasn't been allowed there for 67 years -- drink alcohol.

February 25, 2014 5:10 pm
RICH JAMES: Alcohol sales could leave the Dark Ages

RICH JAMES: Alcohol sales could leave the Dark Ages

Sip by sip, Indiana seems poised to step out of the Dark Ages when it comes to laws governing the sale and consumption of alcohol.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am
Lake County 4-H volunteers honored

Lake County 4-H volunteers honored

 

September 16, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana State Fair attendance sets record

Indiana State Fair attendance sets record

INDIANAPOLIS | The 2013 Indiana State Fair, which ended Sunday, set an all-time attendance record with 978,296 visitors.

August 19, 2013 3:00 pm Video
Success with 4-H animals leads teen to scholarship

Success with 4-H animals leads teen to scholarship

Jessica McDowell’s commitment to the 4-H program has provided her with a scholarship for $1,250 from the Rabbit and Sheep Scholarship Committee.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am
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