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Just call him The Count

Just call him The Count

VALPARAISO | The first pieces of the new ValPLAYso playground equipment began arriving Sept. 26, and it didn't stop until many tons and tens of thousands of parts later in preparation for this week's big build by volunteers.

October 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Northwestern, Minnesota at top of Big Ten?

Northwestern, Minnesota at top of Big Ten?

MINNEAPOLIS | It's not often for there to be a lot on the line when Northwestern and Minnesota meet on the football field.

October 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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NHL PREVIEW: A Western tilt stands out for healthy, happy NHL

NHL PREVIEW: A Western tilt stands out for healthy, happy NHL

Hockey is a booming business right now. After an attention-grabbing Olympic trip and an exciting postseason for the scandal-free NHL, revenue and television ratings have risen to record levels across a largely healthy, happy league.

October 05, 2014 6:00 pm

Crossing the Line -- College tuition

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: College tuition.

August 31, 2014 5:09 pm

Eight ways Indiana could improve voter turnout

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's 58 percent voter turnout in the 2012 presidential election was among the worst in the country. Just 11 states saw fewer eligible voters cast a ballot.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm

Will Hoosiers stay home on Election Day?

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's election season traditionally kicks into high gear after Labor Day, but this year it seems few Hoosiers are paying attention to state and local candidates and issues — setting the stage for potentially the lowest general election voter turnout in history.

August 30, 2014 9:00 pm

Private schools add lacrosse to attract students

INDIANAPOLIS | Wabash College is launching a varsity lacrosse program next year and already has players from Chicago, California and Washington. Not bad for a school that doesn't offer athletic scholarships.

July 13, 2014 5:30 pm
Crowds brave rain to see hot rods, classic cars and trucks in Crown Point

Crowds brave rain to see hot rods, classic cars and trucks in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | For Crown Point native Phil Schmidt and Bartlett, Ill., resident Bob Ray, being part of the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour is an item they now can cross off their bucket list of things to do before they die.

June 11, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Low college attainment hurts Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Low college attainment hurts Indiana

For many of us, the phrase “Big 10” brings to mind the spirited competition that comes with college sports. However, there is a much more serious competition among the Big 10 states.

June 10, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana ranks low among states' anti-poverty programs

In 2012, Indiana was ranked 40th for its lack of providing health care to low-income residents by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. This ranking resulted from comparing the disparity in health care coverage between the bottom 20-percent of low-income residents and upper-income resi…

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related
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May 23, 2014 12:00 am

REGION COLLEGIANS: Noll’s Kody Alayon leads Rose-Hulman to postseason

Some baseball players have a day. Bishop Noll’s Kody Alayon is having a season.

May 11, 2014 5:00 pm
Actor Jake Klinkhammer

Actor Jake Klinkhammer

Actor Jake Klinkhammer

March 31, 2014 12:00 am
Actor Jake Klinkhammer ready for next life in 'Cats' run

Actor Jake Klinkhammer ready for next life in 'Cats' run

It was in 2010 when Chicago actor Jake Klinkhammer last sported ears, a tail and lots of fur cast in the musical stage story of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats."

March 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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'Formidable' ice has had a major impact on shipping

'Formidable' ice has had a major impact on shipping

Ships, including iron ore freighters bound for Northwest Indiana steel mills, have been jamming up the ice-choked St. Marys River in recent weeks as they rush to make deliveries before the Soo Locks close this week.

January 12, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Suspect in Lowell double homicide back in Indiana

KENTLAND | A Lowell-area man suspected in the death of his parents last fall has been returned to Indiana.

December 25, 2013 11:08 pm
NFL's turf gurus gird for historic Super Bowl

NFL's turf gurus gird for historic Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. | It may qualify as a small irony that in the run-up to the first outdoor, cold-weather Super Bowl, the people seemingly least threatened about the possibility of bad weather are the folks whose job is to protect the surface on which the game will be played.

December 15, 2013 9:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Bears' defense has become 'Meet The Munsters'

AL HAMNIK: Bears' defense has become 'Meet The Munsters'

It's so easy to kick professional sports teams when they're down, and their athletes, too.

November 25, 2013 5:45 pm
Gerald Ford, left, and Sen. George Pillsburyin 1975

Gerald Ford, left, and Sen. George Pillsburyin 1975

Gerald Ford, left, and Sen. George Pillsbury at the Registry Hotel in Minneapolis during the president's visit to Minnesota in 1975.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am
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