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Snow challenging more than Valpo's salt supply

VALPARAISO | When they aren't plowing fresh snow from the streets, Valparaiso city crews are pushing back the old snow or hauling it away to make room for the next storm.

February 15, 2014 11:00 pm
Old Michigan City Lighthouse

Old Michigan City Lighthouse

Waves driven by high winds pummel the historic lighthouse at Washington Park beach in Michigan City.

July 28, 2013 10:00 am
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David Ulsich and his daughter, Emily, 17, of Sunman, IN work on a hippopotamus sand sculpture Saturday morning at Indiana Dunes State Park beach during the 15th annual sand sculpture contest sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes group with the theme "Critters Big and Small."

June 06, 2013 1:52 pm
IDEM chief: LaPorte Co. violates Clean Air Act for ozone

IDEM chief: LaPorte Co. violates Clean Air Act for ozone

Waves pummel a pier at Washington Park beach in Michigan City in October. IDEM Commissioner Tom Easterly on Thursday said LaPorte County no longer meets the Clean Air Act standard for ozone due to high levels at the Michigan City air monitor.

April 18, 2013 2:26 pm
Visitor spending means big business in NWI

Visitor spending means big business in NWI

Valparaiso resident Jeff Gatz walks his dog Zoe along the Indiana Dunes State Park beach under brilliant white clouds last September. The Indiana Dunes area is a top tourist draw.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
Michigan City ready for business, recreation

Michigan City ready for business, recreation

Waves driven by high winds pummel the historic lighthouse at Washington Park beach in Michigan City in this Oct. 29 file photo.

January 20, 2013 12:00 am
Officials brace for high wind, waves

Officials brace for high wind, waves

Waves driven by high winds pummel the lighthouse pier Monday at Washington Park beach in Michigan City.

October 29, 2012 3:02 pm
Officials brace for high wind, waves

Officials brace for high wind, waves

A front loader removes sand from Washington Park beach in Michigan City during high winds on Monday.

October 29, 2012 3:01 pm
Officials brace for high wind, waves

Officials brace for high wind, waves

Sand is blown around a parking lot at Washington Park beach Monday in Michigan City.

October 29, 2012 3:02 pm
Officials brace for high wind, waves

Officials brace for high wind, waves

A man turns away from a stream of wind-blown sand at Washington Park beach in Michigan City on Monday.

October 29, 2012 3:01 pm
Windy day at beach

Windy day at beach

Valparaiso resident Jeff Gatz walks his dog Zoe on Tuesday along the Indiana Dunes State Park beach under brilliant white clouds.

September 18, 2012 2:14 pm
Windy day at beach

Windy day at beach

Joann Irons, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., walks along the beach despite high winds at the Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton.

September 18, 2012 2:14 pm
Windy day at beach

Windy day at beach

Thousands of beetles along with litter are blown together into piles due to high winds along the beach at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

September 18, 2012 2:14 pm
Windy day at beach

Windy day at beach

Sergio Mendoza, the coastal resource planner with the Lake Michigan Coastal Program, tries to shield his face from blowing sand Tuesday during high winds at the Indiana Dunes State Park beach.

September 18, 2012 2:14 pm
15th annual Sand Sculpture contest brings creations to Indiana Dunes State Park

15th annual Sand Sculpture contest brings creations to Indiana Dunes State Park

The Nord family, of Valparaiso, finish their sea turtle sand sculpture Saturday morning at Indiana Dunes State Park during the 15th annual sand sculpture contest. Paul Nord works on the turtle sculpture with his wife, Sherri, and their daughter, Meledi, 11.

July 14, 2012 8:15 pm
15th annual Sand Sculpture contest brings creations to Indiana Dunes State Park

15th annual Sand Sculpture contest brings creations to Indiana Dunes State Park

Rusty Allen, of Hobart, works on a giant alligator sand sculpture with his sons Conner, left, 6, and Kyle, 7, Saturday morning at Indiana Dunes State Park during the 15th annual sand sculpture contest.

July 14, 2012 8:15 pm
15th annual Sand Sculpture contest brings creations to Indiana Dunes State Park

15th annual Sand Sculpture contest brings creations to Indiana Dunes State Park

Zack Rose and his mother, Deb, work on a seahorse sand sculpture Saturday morning at Indiana Dunes State Park during the 15th annual sand sculpture contest, sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes group. The theme was Critters Big and Small.

July 14, 2012 8:15 pm
15th annual Sand Sculpture contest brings creations to Indiana Dunes State Park

15th annual Sand Sculpture contest brings creations to Indiana Dunes State Park

David Ulrich and his daughter, Emily, 17, of Sunman, Ind., work on their Hubert the hippopotamus sand sculpture Saturday morning at Indiana Dunes State Park during the 15th annual sand sculpture contest sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes group.

July 14, 2012 8:15 pm
A day at the beach

A day at the beach

Grant and Leah Breitwieser, of Highland, take advantage of the Presidents Day holiday from school and warm sunshine Monday to play at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

February 21, 2012 12:00 am
A day at the beach

A day at the beach

Grant Breitwieser, of Highland, watches his sister Leah make a sand angel Monday at the Indiana Dunes State Park.

February 21, 2012 12:00 am
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