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  • Indiana Dunes Birding Festival - April 30, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    Join the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival for a full day of birding fun, May 6, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Visit for more information.

  • “Week of Code” in Michigan City - April 30, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    In an effort to make computer coding “cool” and give students and adults a leg up in securing high-demand jobs in the region, several organizations are partnering to bring a “Week of Code” in Michigan City. Michigan City Area Schools, in partnership with the Unity Foundation of LaPorte County and the Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City (EDCMC), will host the community-wide “Week of Code” May 6 – 12. The Read more…

  • Free Fishing Days - April 30, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    The second of four free fishing days is May 20. On this day, Indiana residents do not need a license or trout/salmon stamp to fish in Indiana’s public waters. Free Fishing Weekend is June 3-4. For more information

  • Construction Update - April 30, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    In Jasper and White Counties, INDOT announced a resurfacing project on I-65 will close three ramps for reconstruction beginning on or after Monday, May 8th. These closures are scheduled through the middle of June. The following ramps will be closed: U.S. 24 (Exit 201) entrance ramp to I-65 southbound I-65 southbound exit ramp to U.S. 231 (Exit 205) U.S. 231 (Exit 205) entrance ramp to I-65 northbound. With these ramp Read more…

  • Indiana To Receive Grant - April 30, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    Indiana will receive a $495,000 share of a National Park Service historic preservation grant program. The $32.6 million in funding includes every state and 160 Native American tribes. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, which has sovereign territory in northern Indiana and is based across the state border in Dowagiac, Michigan, will receive $30,931.You can connect to more about the program, including a full list of recipients by visiting Read more…

News From Around The World

  • Flight attendant helps mother soothe baby mid-flight after ‘all hell broke loose’

    Whitney Poyntz(CALGARY, Alberta) — One Canadian mom said she was “amazed” when a flight attendant stepped in to soothe her crying baby mid-flight. Whitney Poyntz, who was flying back home to Calgary, Alberta, from Palm Springs, Florida, on April 19, thanked WestJet flight attendant Ashley Drysdale in a now viral Facebook post. Poyntz, 28, said her 4-month-old daughter Kennedi was thankfully asleep when she boarded the flight. “Once the captain Read more…

  • Congress reaches deal on government funding

    iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Negotiators have reached a deal to fund the government through September, Congressional aides said, staving off the threat of a government shutdown through most of President Donald Trump’s first year in office. The agreement contains increases in spending on defense and border security, which will allow Republicans to claim a political win, while it does not have any cuts to Planned Parenthood or any of Democrats’ other “poison Read more…

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