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U.s. Department Of Agriculture

NWI not likely to have toxic algae problem

With the threat from a toxic algae bloom that affected the tap water for about 400,000 residents of Michigan and Ohio apparently ended, a spokesman for Indiana American Water said the chances for a similar problem in Northwest Indiana were small.

August 04, 2014 7:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Hemp could be serious cash crop for Hoosier state

Forget what you think you know about the utility of the marijuana plant. If we can all stop snickering for a moment and clear our heads of the visions of smoke-clouded VW vans or dorm rooms, the industrial hemp from marijuana plants is looking more and more like a viable cash crop for the Ho…

April 14, 2014 12:00 am

Hebron still looking for fire station funding

HEBRON | The shutdown of the federal government last fall apparently is still having an impact.

March 18, 2014 9:00 pm

Lunch fees for Portage Twp. schools could rise by nickel

PORTAGE | The cost of a school lunch likely will increase by a nickel for the 2012-13 school year.

June 15, 2012 12:00 am
Will businesses help make NWI food deserts fertile?

Will businesses help make NWI food deserts fertile?

For thousands of people living in Northwest Indiana and Chicago's south suburbs, restricted access to nutritious, high-quality food is prevalent.

April 09, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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FORK IN THE ROAD: Governments looking at potential of improving community health through food studies

FORK IN THE ROAD: Governments looking at potential of improving community health through food studies

Local governments and regional groups are paying more attention to issues of healthy eating and its relationship to building vibrant communities.

April 08, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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FORK IN THE ROAD: Local residents in food deserts yearn for greater access to fresh food

FORK IN THE ROAD: Local residents in food deserts yearn for greater access to fresh food

Ashley Bradley, with her 2-year-old son Kareem Marcus in tow, couldn't help but shake her head while walking past the food store closest to her home.

April 07, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Plan to keep wildlife away from ship canal landfill set for August

A plan to help keep wildlife that may be at risk for exposure to environmental hazards away from a landfill at the Indiana Harbor Ship Canal will be implemented in August, officials said.

June 15, 2011 10:49 am
Local farmers cautiously optimistic for upcoming season

Local farmers cautiously optimistic for upcoming season

The U.S. Department of Agriculture may be predicting record corn yields with record prices, but local grain farmers are not counting on it.

March 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Turkey prices stay flat despite rise in wholesale costs

Turkey prices stay flat despite rise in wholesale costs

Competition for the consumer dollar has most local grocers keeping Thanksgiving turkey prices significantly below their wholesale costs. The retail prices of whole frozen birds are comparable to their 2009 price despite a 20 percent year-to-year increase in wholesale cost.

November 21, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Infrastructure investments announced for Newton County

The Newton County Rural Electric Membership Coalition will receive an electric loan guarantee, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's office has reported.

November 18, 2010 4:26 pm
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