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Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

Water could become Indiana's best lure for business

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana is in good shape when it comes to water supplies, but other areas of the state may face shortages in the next half-century without planning and managing Indiana's water resources.

August 08, 2014 4:00 pm Related

Transplanted roundabout tree barely survived

VALPARAISO | It might have been a merry Christmas, but it has not been a happy new year for the spruce planted in the middle of the five-points roundabout in November.

April 20, 2014 6:42 pm
King corn gives Indiana an earful

King corn gives Indiana an earful

There might be more than corn in Indiana, but corn is still the king of the crops.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Drones could soon be used for agriculture

Drones could soon be used for agriculture

With all the high-tech equipment available today, Old McDonald probably isn't just farming. He's doing precision agriculture.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana must plan for water protection

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana must plan for water protection

Bordering Lake Michigan, Northwest Indiana is blessed with abundant water resources. Water accessibility promotes community health, stability and economic development. Unfortunately, not all parts of Indiana have this vital resource at their fingertips.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am

Portage to remove some trees from along Central Avenue

PORTAGE | The city will begin removing some of the trees from the area of Central Avenue this fall trying to save them.

September 28, 2013 11:00 pm

Lake Michigan water use regulations coming in 2014

PORTER | Users withdrawing water from the Lake Michigan basin may be required to comply with conservation and efficiency rules beginning in mid-2014.

September 21, 2013 6:34 pm
KATHY LUTHER: Tips for healthy turf, gardens

KATHY LUTHER: Tips for healthy turf, gardens

This is the time of year when it is usually pretty easy to see who has decided to let the turf grass in their lawn go dormant for the hot summer months, and who has decided to irrigate.

August 27, 2013 12:20 pm
Salt can leave a bad taste in lawns and gardens

Salt can leave a bad taste in lawns and gardens

Salt in the soil can be deadly for lawns, trees and gardens, robbing plants of their ability to absorb water. Salt-tolerant varieties are available, however, and ground laden with soluble toxins can be flushed clean to depths below the root zone.

December 06, 2012 12:00 am
Sheriff, Farm Bureau officials partner to thwart copper thieves

Sheriff, Farm Bureau officials partner to thwart copper thieves

Hank Wunderink, left, and Matt Hayden show where thieves are cutting the wires to get copper loose from irrigation systems during a Friday news conference at Wunderink's farm.

August 24, 2012 2:31 pm
Sheriff, Farm Bureau officials partner to thwart copper thieves

Sheriff, Farm Bureau officials partner to thwart copper thieves

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich talks Friday at the Wunderink farm about recent copper thefts.

August 24, 2012 2:31 pm

Valpo urges water saving during heat wave

VALPARAISO | The heat wave is putting a strain on the city's water supply, and Utility Director John Hardwick is calling on residents take steps to conserve water.

June 26, 2012 12:00 am
KATHY LUTHER: Harvest rain water for use on lawn, in garden

KATHY LUTHER: Harvest rain water for use on lawn, in garden

The old Bing Crosby standard "Pennies from Heaven" reminds us that rain falling from the sky is valuable and that clouds and showers now lead to sunshine and flowers later. The song recommends turning your umbrella upside down to catch this treasure.

March 15, 2012 12:00 am

Use water wisely - that's all there is

As populations grow and fresh water demand increases, ways to use water more efficiently could determine our existence.

May 08, 2011 12:00 am
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