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La PORTE — A La Porte man was killed and a woman injured Saturday night when the vehicle they were in left the roadway and rolled over several times just north of La Porte.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Jim LaRocco, independent candidate for mayor, believes every Michigan City voter should ask themselves what the incumbent mayor "has done for me, my family, my business and my neighborhood."

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PORTAGE – A lakefront waterworks facility has shut down its intake, and water sampling continues in Burns Ditch following yet another release of chemicals into the waterway in Portage.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Tempesta Media, a provider of content marketing solutions, has chosen Michigan City over several other Midwest locations for its newest office.

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Committee to consider new officer costs

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MICHIGAN CITY – The Michigan City Police Department plans to hire up to eight new officers for the coming year to replace those who are retiring or leaving the department.

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MICHIGAN CITY – With perfect fall weather on Wednesday, Rittenhouse Village saw a record number of exhibitors and turnout for its eighth annual Classic Antique Car Show.

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MICHIGAN CITY – "There is NO EXCUSE for a dirty car anywhere in Michigan City on Thursday, September 12th."

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La PORTE — Following last week’s fiery – yet indecisive – La Porte County Election Board meeting, one county commissioner wants polls to be removed from Michigan City Area Schools buildings by month’s end.

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MICHIGAN CITY – A local man convicted of soliciting a minor for sexual contact when he was 24 and she was 14 upset the judge during argued sentencing Thursday.

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COOLSPRING TWP. – A fire that did major damage to an apartment in unincorporated Michigan City was apparently caused by an unattended candle, according to police and fire reports.

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Gun violence forum Monday at The Nest

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La PORTE — A Facebook post that led to a storm of criticism and charges of racism on social media was only controversial because of an “error,” according to La Porte’s top police officer.

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MICHIGAN CITY – A “disgraced” La Porte County Council member resigned his post and retired from his job as a La Porte firefighter on Thursday, mandatory conditions of his plea agreement to a felony residential entry charge.

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Redevelopment Commission meets Monday

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MICHIGAN CITY – In a line filled with Bears jerseys, Jared Christensen's Packers No. 12 stood out prominently right at the front of the public line for the official opening of the FanDuel SportsBook at Blue Chip Casino Resort & Spa on Thursday morning.

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CHESTERTON – Indiana State Police continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting that followed a wild chase of three Illinois men in a stolen car along the Indiana Toll Road in Porter County on Wednesday afternoon.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The "good" news is five of the six public school districts in La Porte County scored higher on ILEARN testing than the state average.

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La PORTE – Over half of the families – 56.1 percent – with children in La Porte County receive federal benefits to help buy food, according to the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte’s website, ten2030.org.

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MICHIGAN CITY – A Michigan City cable designer and manufacturer that has seen major growth in the last three years is expected to continue growing after being approved for a tax abatement by the Common Council this week.

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Library to close two days for carpeting

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MICHIGAN CITY – You don't usually think of a correctional facility as having a "carnival atmosphere," but for at least one day last week, there were smiles and laughter at the Indiana State Prison

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MICHIGAN CITY – In less than a week, a Long Beach man accused of killing his wife almost seven years ago will have the opportunity to defend himself before a jury.

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Drug Free Partnership meets Wednesday

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MICHIGAN CITY – Setting up limited liability companies and corporations, tax planning, estate planning, negotiating real estate contracts, business development – it’s all in a day’s work for attorney Dan Granquist, who is running for the Sixth Ward seat on the Michigan City Common Council.

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LAKESIDE, Mich. – The League of Women Voters has been working on water issues for nearly a century, and on Lake Michigan advocacy for over 50 years.

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La PORTE — The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte unveiled plans for its new headquarters at a groundbreaking ceremony last month.

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CR-150N to be closed for three weeks

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MICHIGAN CITY – "Adam Pierzakowksi, could you please come to the office?" sounding over the intercom is a common occurrence at Marquette Catholic High School.

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ROLLING PRAIRIE — The roar of tractor engines, the light laughter of happy children, and the ever-so-satisfying crunch of a bite into a fresh apple carried across the warm breeze at one of La Porte County's most venerable farmlands Saturday morning.

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La PORTE – A La Porte woman who was already facing a felony charge for allegedly striking one of the children in her home daycare earlier this year is back behind bars, charged with the physical assault of a second child.

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MICHIGAN CITY – It was a time to discover all that the La Porte County Family YMCA's Michigan City Elston Branch is offering the community – and celebrate its new entrance.

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MICHIGAN CITY – A local man accused of providing his father with a fatal dose of heroin confirmed Thursday he is prepared to face a jury in La Porte Superior Court 1 beginning Sept. 30.

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Water Department to begin hydrant flushing

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MICHIGAN CITY – Three alumni of Safe Harbor’s Michigan City Robotics Team have earned internships this summer at Sullair, an industry leader in compressed air solutions.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — La Porte County native Steven Kamradt’s talent with the viola has turned heads and perked-up ears since he was a child.

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Q. Why did The News-Dispatch change from carriers to the U.S. Postal Service?

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The News-Dispatch has been the source for local information in Michigan City since 1938, and we look forward to serving this area for many decades to come. But for that to occur, change must take place. We can no longer react the same way today as we would have even 10 years ago, and with th…

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La PORTE – A discussion over whether the county should move polls out of Michigan City Area Schools buildings broke down into accusations of racism, voter intimidation and indifference from county officials on Friday.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Music helped Nanda Danitschek "rise above" a troubled childhood, and she's trying to bring a little bit of peace and harmony to the lives of victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The second leg of the annual Tri-State Sailboat Race will finish in Michigan City on Sunday afternoon, and organizers are planning a celebration during which fans get up close and personal with the racers.

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MICHIGAN CITY – Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security and former White House Chief of Staff Gen. Kelly had a first hand view of the world's geopolitical landscape.

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MICHIGAN CITY – The city is considering installing new “Neighborhood Watch” signs near the intersection of Tremont and York streets at the request of a nearby resident.

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ISP increasing holiday weekend patrols

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