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NEW BUFFALO — Keeping their homes safe from Lake Michigan has been no day at the beach for south Berrien County lakeside residents.

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NEW BUFFALO — For years residents of southern Berrien County have been swimming against the current to find a solution to severe beach erosion they blame on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the New Buffalo breakwall the agency built in 1975.

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MICHIGAN CITY — State lawmakers talked about a range of issues during a mid-session Third House meeting with constituents Friday, but questions from audience members kept coming back to drug addiction.

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La PORTE COUNTY — As cold temperatures continue, NIPSCO is reminding customers to keep their electric and natural gas meters free of snow and ice. Although meters are designed to withstand winter weather conditions, heavy or hard-packed snow and ice, icicles falling from building eaves, or w…

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MICHIGAN CITY – With less than a year until the projected open date of the new Franciscan Hospital in Michigan City, president and CEO of the facility, Dean Mazzoni, said the construction is going well.

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La PORTE — An early morning crash Friday morning involving two semis resulted in the death of one of the drivers.

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President's Day service schedule for Michigan City

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The La Porte County Parks are on Facebook. Please join as a fan and learn about all the great things happening in the parks.

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Q: I got arrested, I don’t get it, and no one can answer my question. I am 17 years old and last week I was cut off by a woman in a SUV. I admit I was mad so I began to follow her. She would not pull over so I continued until we ended up in Walmart’s parking lot. The police pulled up at the …

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La PORTE — With the passing of a deadline for candidates to file, the field is set for the May 8 primary election, and leaders of both parties are encouraged by the amount of local interest.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Marcus Scully pleaded guilty Thursday to leaving the scene of an accident resulting in the death of 5-year-old Delaney Klewer, despite no plea bargain having been offered by the state.

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INDIANAPOLIS — The public has the right to access the beach along Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline, the Indiana Supreme Court unanimously affirmed Thursday in a 29-page ruling.

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La PORTE — Gideon Rosa, a middle-schooler with the La Porte County Christian Homeschool Association, was named the best speller in the county Tuesday night after chewing through words such as “nebbish” and “macadamia.”

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ROLLING PRAIRIE — An allegedly suicidal Rolling Prairie man was shot with a bean bag round and pepper sprayed after telling deputies he was carrying a weapon and insisting they shoot him.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Mayor’s Office will host its inaugural Mayor’s Night Out event from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in the gymnasium at Edgewood Elementary School, 502 Boyd Circle.

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La PORTE — Highway crews and residents on Tuesday were still digging out of weekend snowstorm that left the county just short of a 40-year-old season snowfall record.

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La PORTE – Students at Kesling Middle School are sponsoring another guide dog before the puppy gets formal training for the serious business of helping the blind and visually impaired.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Nearly two dozen local residents became better equipped to administer naloxone — also known as Narcan — in the event of opiate overdose, when the La Porte County Drug Free Partnership and La Porte County Health Department collaborated to train them on the topic at the Politic…

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La PORTE — The annual Maple City Ice Fishing Classic was successful Saturday, despite a lower-than-average turnout, likely caused by recent heavy snows.

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La PORTE — Articles of incorporation and bylaws for a new organization formed to manage the fairgrounds were given initial approval Wednesday by the La Porte County Board of Commissioners.

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ROLLING PRAIRIE — The Share Foundation is a not for profit 503(c)(3) organization serving the residential, vocational, spiritual and social needs of mentally challenged/other abled adults. Share is developing the 185-acre community of Sharing Meadows in Rolling Prairie to provide a tranquil …

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MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Police Department has requested the Michigan City Common Council allow them to purchase a robot designed to enter dangerous settings, such as hostage or active shooter situations.

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La PORTE — Two La Porte city police officers have been hired, leaving three more positions vacant, Chief of Police Tom Owens told the Board of Public Works and Safety on Tuesday.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Former La Porte County deputy coroner Sean Fitzpatrick has withdrawn his candidacy for County Council and filed Wednesday for the open state representative seat in House District 9.

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La PORTE — A steady, wet snow closed schools, businesses and government offices in La Porte County on Friday, but the ice carvers didn’t seem to care.

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NAACP honors trailblazers in history

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WANATAH — The winner of the 2018 La Porte County District Spelling Bee will be determined on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Kesling Middle School, 306 E. 18th St., La Porte.

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WESTVILLE — When Westville Elementary second grader Mark Krickhahn heard his mother, Amanda, mention how fellow Blackhawk Rylee Christianson was sick, he knew he had to do something.

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La PORTE — Highway crews, schools, election officials and store managers all battened down the hatches Thursday in anticipation of a winter storm expected to dump up to a foot of snow.

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MICHIGAN CITY — La Porte County Prosecutor John Espar announced his bid for reelection Wednesday evening to a packed house at his former private law office.

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The La Porte County Parks are on Facebook. Please join as a fan and learn about all the great things happening in the parks.

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Michigan City Community Job Fair set to return

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MICHIGAN CITY – Local restaurateur Ed Kis succumbed to his battle with cancer Monday, one day shy of the 24th anniversary of the grand opening of his Top Dog restaurant.

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La PORTE — Another blanket of snow starting late Thursday will challenge season-high snowfall records, weather observers say.

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