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Farm deaths up in Indiana in 2015, increases 10 percent over previous year
Amish and Old-Order Anabaptist communities continue to experience higher than average rates of farm-related fatalities
Friday, September 30, 2016
EDITORIAL: Corruption sentence of former Lake Station mayor is wake-up call for all of us
Friday, September 30, 2016
NWI tourism chief warns business leaders of impact of Star Plaza closure
Says area could lose more than a half billion dollars in revenue through 2018 as a result of the 2017 closing of Merrillville complex
Friday, September 30, 2016
Judge sentences former Lake Station mayor to 4 years in prison: 'Shame on you'
"What were you thinking? Are you goofy or what?" Judge James Moody asks of Keith Soderquit
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Elkhart approves tax break for 200,000-square-foot Kem Krest expansion
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
IU Health Goshen re-branding to Goshen Health
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Ship canal dredging resumes at Indiana Harbor
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
State-funded welder program fuels RV supplier with labor
Program fills need for skilled workers
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Purdue, state receive $24.5 million federal grant for college prep
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Burns Harbor capacity obviates need for ports in Gary, East Chicago
Proposal for third Ohio River port being considered, state director says
Monday, September 26, 2016
Northwest Indiana gets funds to study transit-oriented development
Monday, September 26, 2016
Elkhart high schools launch sign language class
Monday, September 26, 2016
First Midwest to close four NWI Standard Bank branches
Saturday, September 24, 2016
USPS awards AM General, Utilimaster contracts for vehicle prototypes
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Five Hoosier communities get Downtown Enhancement Grants
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Elkhart General Hospital implants Indiana's first dissolvable heart stent
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Merrillville planners back $17 million project
Friday, September 23, 2016
NWI home sales up double-digits in August 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016
Owner of Porter, LaPorte and Starke hospitals exploring sale
Friday, September 23, 2016
Lake County endorses attack on Gary blight
Some 16,000 parcels owing $150 million in back taxes are for sale
Thursday, September 22, 2016
EDITORIAL: Police video fee is affront to transparency
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Project cargo shipments up at Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Great Lakes Basin tweaks portions of proposed rail routes through NWI
Primary changes would be in Lowell area and would make freight line 21 miles shorter
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Nickel Plate Trail to extend path to Maconaquah schools in Miami County
When it connects with Cardinal Greenway, a paved bike path will run from Rochester to Richmond
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Kokomo sees largest GDP upturn for Great Lakes Region
Thursday, September 22, 2016
CPX closes plant in Kentland, laying off 214 there and in North Vernon
Monday, September 19, 2016
Drownings down in state, but Lake Michigan shoreline as deadly as ever
"Lake Michigan is a special body of water that has unique characteristics not found on inland lakes and reservoirs," says IDNR official
Monday, September 19, 2016
Local representatives not immune to Pain Care Forum member contributions
Data shows that members of the Pain Care Forum gave over $1.9 million to Indiana politicians from 2006-2015
Monday, September 19, 2016
The path from painkillers to opioid addiction and its consequences
Lives lost, families broken in NWI
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Elkhart County police under fire as Latino identity theft arrests surge
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Elkhart County suspects' alleged false identities trail back to Texas, Puerto Rico
When two brothers were charged in March with using stolen identities to get jobs, authorities found a trove of fake identity documents in their Goshen home
Sunday, September 18, 2016
EPA to begin cleanup of soil in East Chicago neighborhood before deal with firms
Federal and state officials have said it has not yet been determined who will ultimately pay for it
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Oklahoma City mayor tells Northwest Indiana officials how to break old habits
Friday, September 16, 2016
NIRPC wants to tame "hostile" U.S. 30 around I-65 for traffic and pedestrians
Also supports South Shores plan to 'double track' between Gary and Michigan City
Friday, September 16, 2016
Ex-Sheraton site being reborn as City Centre Plaza in downtown Gary
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Zimmer Biomet buys imaging firm
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Enrollment up 4% at Goshen College for 2016-17
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Northwest Indiana billionaire Dean White dead at 93
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Studies: Elkhart County has 20,000 more jobs than workers
Quality of life projects agressively pursued to attract people to the area, official sas
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
East Chicago Marina downsizes as part of renovation in hopes of getting more residents
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Gary to open industrial park
As many as four speculative buildings are planned for the 25.8-acre site
Monday, September 12, 2016
Great Lakes Grand Prix economic impact races to record in Michigan City
$9.6 million was contributed to LaPorte County's economy by non-local visitors during three days of race-related activities
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Elkhart may not see property tax benefit from apartment project for 25 years
Friday, September 9, 2016
Tech expert from Merrillville based-Cimcor: Cyber war is real and it's here
Friday, September 9, 2016
$150 fee established for Michigan City police video recordings
Friday, September 9, 2016
U.S. slaps steel tariffs on Brazil, India, Korea, and the United Kingdom
Friday, September 9, 2016
Former ITT students say school was troubled for a long time
Friday, September 9, 2016
Valparaiso High School using Breathalyzer-type test at events in alcohol fight
Wants to do the tests when large groups of its students are on the property for varsity sports and dances, including homecoming
Friday, September 9, 2016
Attendance drops at NWI's casinos in August 2016 and most see fall in revenue
Friday, September 9, 2016
10-county study: Quality of life key to regional prosperity
Without a rich sense of place and community, workforce retention becomes difficult, says steering committee chair
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Bristol's Monogram Foods expanding, adding up to 74 jobs
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Gary schools looking for ways out of $75 million budget deficit
State-appointed fiscal manager says district 'can't cut fast enough'
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Bluffton-based Pretzels Inc. tabs Plymouth for new production facility
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
COMMENTARY: Environment gets short shrift in race for Indiana governor
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Chesterton's Hooked on Art Festival offering help to those suffering from addictions
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Grace College sees record enrollment
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Feasible or not, study says luxury apartments could have $60 million impact on Elkhart
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Peaceful community, jobs draw American Muslims to Topeka in LaGrange County
Pharmacist says that local people embrace the mix of cultures and it’s no big deal for them
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
COMMENTARY: Pence to the rescue
Eye on the pie
Monday, September 5, 2016
After 8 homicides, 28 armed robberies, Elkhart leaders search for solutions
Police department currently 11 short of the budgeted number of officers
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Goshen Theater is last major step in downtown revitalization, boosters say
$13.5 million needed to renovate four-story facility into a catalyst for economic and cultural growth
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Old East Chicago lead smelter site went unaddressed for years
Over the years, officials at every level of government have shown concern about the health risks posed by living on land saturated with lead and arsenic
Sunday, September 4, 2016
Court rules 1st Amendment protects Scabby the Rat
Sunday, September 4, 2016
EDITORIAL: Face time nice, but quest for truth needed in East Chicago lead crisis
Friday, September 2, 2016
Major Valparaiso employer is Australia's biggest private firm
Friday, September 2, 2016
Developer plans to bring at least 100 new market-rate apartments to Goshen
Friday, September 2, 2016
Starcraft Bus increasing production capacity in Elkhart in 2017
Friday, September 2, 2016
EDITORIAL: Redistricting reform deserves Northwest Indiana Region support
Thursday, September 1, 2016
PotashCorp opens massive new $40 million distribution center in Hammond
Initial project added a total of 14 new miles of rail and can accommodate up to 1,000 railcars
Thursday, September 1, 2016






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