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Visit Michigan City LaPorte to host the North American Ice Fishing Circuit and the Maple City Ice Fishing Classic

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Visit Michigan City LaPorte (www.visitmichigancitylaporte.com) is pleased to be hosting the North American Ice Fishing Circuit (NAIFC) qualifying tournaments on February 9, 10 & 11, 2018. This will be the first year that the NAIFC will be coming to this part of Indiana and there will be no question that the ice will be plentiful! We encourage local teams to participate and have a chance at winning some significant prize money and invite spectators to come experience a great couple of days in our Winter paradise!

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Michigan City Launches New Community Website, CreatePlayRepeat.com


Michigan-City-Launches-New-Community-Website-CreatePlayRepeatcomThe City of Michigan City, Indiana is proud to announce the launch of CreatePlayRepeat.com.

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Michigan City, La Porte Residents Brave Recent Record-setting Cold, Snow

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Yesterday’s high temperature of 32 degrees marked the first time that region residents saw the better side of freezing in over two weeks as the cold snap that held the area in its grip finally relaxed.

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Purdue Northwest Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King’s Legacy With Celebrations at the Hammond and Westville Campuses January 15 & 16


US-District-Court-Judge-GonzaloPurdue University Northwest (PNW) will host East Chicago native and U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel at two Martin Luther King Jr. programs in January. Curiel’s address will honor Dr. King’s legacy and vision and reflect the programs’ theme, “Together we win with love for humanity.”

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Don't Be Left Out in the Cold this Winter


Winter-hacksHow many times have you gone to unlock your car in the winter, only to be left out in the cold freaking out when you realize the lock isn’t turning and now you’re either going to be super late for work or you’re forced to stay home for the day? Or how about when you don’t warm up your car before heading out and you are trying to scrape the ice from your frozen windshield as fast as possible with whatever is in your car at the time?

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La Porte County Public Library Renovation Wins Architectural Design Award


La-Porte-County-Public-LibraryMKM architecture + design (MKM) received one of two Merit Awards by the American Institute of Architect's (AIA) Fort Wayne branch for the interior renovation of the La Porte County Public Library's main location at 904 Indiana Ave.

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Delightfully Delicious Drink Trends From 2017 and Trends For the New Year

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This past year was a year of many trends, and the drink menu was no exception to the rule. For my money, micro brews have been the biggest hit of 2017 and the last couple years in general. With so many local breweries of renown like Three Floyds, 18th Street Brewery, Devil’s Trumpet, Figure 8, Burn ‘Em Brewing, and more, there is no shortage of great tasting, locally made and unique beers. They have been the beverage of choice for many of my friends and I, and have revived the uniqueness that makes beer so great when you’re looking for something outside the mainstream beer selection.

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Michigan City Parks Department Warns Citizens about Shelf Ice


mc-parksThe ice along the shore - shelf ice - is not solid. Lightweight with air pockets, this ice was pushed onto and near the beach by wind and wave action, forming an attractive shoreline with deadly invisible holes. Beautiful but deadly, the snowy beach looks inviting for a solitary stroll, but a fall through the shelf ice into water can be deadly!

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The Comic Book Project: The La Porte Defenders


The-Comic-Book-Project-The-La-Porte-DefendersFour young La Porte artists recently completed the 15-session Fall after-school program, The Comic Book ProjectTM, sponsored by the La Porte Park and Recreation Department and coached by Debra Sawyer, local arts educator. On Friday December 29th at 3 p.m., their very first published comic, "The Defenders of La Porte" was introduced to the world at Monroes Collectibles, a very cool comic book store in La Porte. And, to everyone’s surprise, Batman of Michiana (Gary Bingaman) showed up to endorse their book and award them with Batwings. Their comic book, “The Defenders of La Porte,” is a superheroes story created by Margaret Hobbs,13, Conrad Miselwicz,11, Cameron Lewis,10, and Ethan Messacar, 9. The young artists learned teamwork while combining skills such as reading, writing, brainstorming and...

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Horseshoe Casino Finds Meaning, Pride in Bettering the City of Hammond

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Horseshoe Casino in Hammond has become a central hub for fun and festivities in Northwest Indiana, allowing guests not only to have a great time playing their games and enjoying the food and atmosphere, but also hosting a plethora of community events and concerts. They have become a true staple of the Region throughout the years and an important part of the Hammond community.

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10 Things to do with the Kids During Winter Break

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While winter break and the promise of two full weeks off from school is exciting for kids of all ages, parents may not be as excited. While the family time and extra hours with kiddos are always rewarding, a few days cooped up inside is enough to shorten tempers and get arguments started. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to stave off the frustration. Here are 10 fun things you can do with the kiddos during winter break this year!

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