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Gov. Holcomb unveils Next Level Broadband grant program


2018GovHolcomb Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the launch of the Next Level Broadband program, which will dedicate $100 million to bridge the digital divide in rural areas of the state.

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NIPSCO Encourages Local Nonprofits to Apply for Environmental Action Grant


rot1NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives. In its fourth year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant aims to provide funding for restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

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NIPSCO Announces Addition of Three Indiana-Grown Wind Projects


rot2NIPSCO, a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), today announced the first phase of its plans to transition to lower-cost renewable energy resources, with the addition of three new wind farms that will be based in Indiana and tied into NIPSCO’s electric system serving nearly 500,000 electric customers.

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Michigan City Makes Last Payment on New Police Department Building


my-michigan-city-coverMayor Ron Meer is happy to announce that on January 19, 2019, the city made their final 2-million-dollar BAN (Bond Anticipatory Note) payment on the new Michigan City Police Station. Soon after taking office in 2012, Mayor Meer and his administration began discussions regarding the construction of a new state of the art police department building on the site of the previous Eastport School.

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City of Hammond: Warming Centers


city-of-hammondHammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has announced that due to the extreme cold expected today and into next week, the City of Hammond has mobilized and identified several buildings as warming centers, including: The Jean Shepherd Center, the Lost Marsh Golf Course Clubhouse and Hammond Civic Center.

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La Porte, a City Rich in History

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A place’s history is a valuable and irreplaceable piece of its culture, telling the sacred story of origins that makes an area what it is today. While all history is precious, the origins of some places are undoubtedly richer than others. One such place is our own city of La Porte.

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La Porte Officers Receive Awards From the Chief of Police


La-Porte-Officers-Receive-Awards-From-the-Chief-of-PoliceOfficer Favia, Officer Hagler, and Officer Loza received life savings awards for helping with a suicidal subject back in September 2018. They entered a home filled with natural gas and removed the subject from the residence. They also assisted with rendering medical aid to the subject until he was transported by EMS.

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Ride the Rails and Learn Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana History


Ride-the-Rails-and-Learn-Chicagoland-and-Northwest-Indiana-HistoryNow that the holidays are over and winter's grip is settling in even more, families all over Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana are looking for something fun to do on the weekends. How about a ride on the South Shore Line with the Midwest Rail Rangers? Our 501(c)(3) non-profit organization presents on-board educational programs on the South Shore two to three weekends per month year-round... including during the winter. Ride the train between Downtown Chicago and South Bend, while learning about the people, places, and history passing by outside your window from Interpretive Guides.

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NIPSCO to Upgrade Energy Infrastructure in Valparaiso


rot1Starting Tuesday, January 2, NIPSCO and contracted crews from Kent Powers will be replacing static wire on existing electrical lattice towers located on the top most position of the towers with new Optical Ground Wire (OPGW). A small low-flying helicopter will be used to replace and string new wires, which will help shield the electrical conductors from lightening while providing a telecommunications path for internal communications.

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Urban League of Northwest Indiana Elects Purdue Northwest’s Chancellor to Chair Board in 2019-2020


Urban-League-of-Northwest-Indiana-Elects-Purdue-Northwests-Chancellor-to-Chair-Board-in-2019-2020The Urban League of Northwest Indiana elected Purdue University Northwest (PNW) Chancellor Thomas L. Keon as chairman of the Board of Directors for a two-year term.

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Your Personal Guide to 20 of the Top Attractions in La Porte County - the "Hub of Awesome"

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When you are new to a community, it can be overwhelming to sort through all the different activities, locations, and various fun ways to spend time around your new home. And even when you have been a resident for years, it is easy to slip into routine and forget about just how many options are available to you. Here is a list of ways to enjoy your time in La Porte without even getting into the bevy of events that fill the calendar throughout the year.

The La Porte County Historical Society Museum

La Porte was first settled back in 1832, making it a city with one of the richest histories across Northwest Indiana. The La Porte County Historical Society Museum showcases some of the area’s rich history with different exhibits and displays highlighting the...

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