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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
ANDREA NEAL: Indiana years shaped Abe Lincoln

ANDREA NEAL: Indiana years shaped Abe Lincoln

Three states claim Abraham Lincoln as a favorite son, but only Indiana can take credit for his formative years. 

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
Paul Labovitz named new National Lakeshore superintendent

Paul Labovitz named new National Lakeshore superintendent

PORTER | Paul Labovitz will serve as the new superintendent of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the National Park Service announced Monday.

February 10, 2014 8:10 am

Housing needed for IDNL summer employees

PORTER | The National Park Service needs short-term housing near Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for the summer’s seasonal workforce of park rangers, guides, maintenance workers and research aides.

January 25, 2014 7:21 pm

Kelly, Durbin, Kirk seek national park status for Pullman neighborhood

CHICAGO | Members of Illinois' congressional delegation say they're introducing federal legislation to create a national park in Chicago's historic Pullman neighborhood.

January 24, 2014 5:02 pm

Night sky gazing planned at National Lakeshore

GARY | Join a star gazing club at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and learn about the Orion nebula, the Pleiades cluster and Perseus. Participants will also learn basic star identification using teles…

January 24, 2014 12:00 am
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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2 charged with hunting at National Lakeshore

LAPORTE COUNTY | A Valparaiso man and a Michigan man were charged earlier this month with hunting illegally at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

November 26, 2013 5:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Pullman site should make history again

The proposal to link the Pullman State Historic Site with the Indiana Dunes as a Calumet Heritage Area could promote tourism in the region. It's an idea worth pursuing.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am

Portage ponders lakefront park's operations

PORTAGE | When the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk opened five years ago, officials knew it would be a success.

October 26, 2013 11:15 am
ANDREA NEAL: George Rogers Clark turned Indiana into U.S. soil

ANDREA NEAL: George Rogers Clark turned Indiana into U.S. soil

If not for George Rogers Clark, we Hoosiers might snack on scones with jam and clotted cream and speak with cockney accents.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Silver linings to a childish shutdown

MARC CHASE: Silver linings to a childish shutdown

The childish snits leading to government shutdown have been filled with plenty of grandstanding — much of it by the very people who caused this embarrassment.

October 03, 2013 12:00 am
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
Visiting acting superintendent takes over at National Lakeshore

Visiting acting superintendent takes over at National Lakeshore

Paul Labovitz has made his living protecting nature for more than 30 years, but his passion for it hasn't waned.

September 21, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Portage commission approves funding for repairs to Lakefront Park

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission has approved spending up to $325,000 on repairs and maintenance projects at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk.

September 14, 2013 6:30 pm

National Park Service interested in telling the Pullman story

CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, and U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk announced Monday the National Park Service has released a study which concludes the Pullman community in Chicago’s South Side has unique historical significance and is worthy of serious consideration as …

September 09, 2013 3:38 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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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: It’s been an honor to be a federal employee

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: It’s been an honor to be a federal employee

This is my last column for The Times as I end my time at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and retire from the National Park Service.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Make shoreline more accessible

EDITORIAL: Make shoreline more accessible

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's plan to make the beach more accessible at Wabash Avenue in Porter should go forward. It's in keeping with the Marquette Plan objective of making the Lake Michigan shoreline more accessible to everyone.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am Related
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