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ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana park is offering free toboggan rides to whoever correctly guesses when a towering pile of snow in the park's parking lot finally melts away. Although spring officially begins Wednesday, cold weather has...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A panel appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder is recommending ways to improve Michigan's state park system. The 16-member group sent its findings to the governor Friday. The report calls for finding new funding sources for parks,...
DETROIT (AP) — A pioneering sex researcher's son who was cited for masturbating in New York's Central Park earlier this year was arrested in a rural Michigan sting operation for allegedly exposing himself to two female undercover investigators. A...
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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY -- Taking a dip in a lake is a summer staple around our area -- but look before you leap -- some lakes in our area are experiencing high counts of something health officials are calling "toxic algae." Seven Indiana lakes have been...
CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — A stream at northern Indiana's popular Indiana Dunes State Park has been restored to its natural condition more than 80 years after being channeled into a buried pipe. State officials who dedicated the restored Dunes Creek...
UPDATE: Thursday morning, St. Joseph County Police released the name of the woman killed in Wednesday evening's crash near Potato Creek State Park, citing speed as the primary factor causing the accident. Katherine Lynn Thompson, 20, was a passenger...
CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — State parks officials say a 65-year-old northern Indiana man collapsed and died while jogging with friends at Indiana Dunes State Park. The Times of Munster reports (http://bit.ly/zm9L0r ) that Danny H. Norris was running...
LOGAN, Ohio (AP) — A man who fell to his death in an Ohio park has been identified as a student from Illinois who had met up with a high school girlfriend and her family. Hocking County Coroner Dr. Dave Cummin said Tuesday that 18-year-old Purdue...
Over 27,000 acres of forest land in Indiana are dead or dying ash trees. It is an epidemic caused by something as small as a pencil eraser — the emerald ash borer. And they have been found in our area. State researchers have found the beetle...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The state is looking for volunteers who can help harvest native prairie seeds at state parks and recreation areas in southern Michigan. The Department of Natural Resources says volunteers on needed on weekends throughout...
Swimming was briefly banned Friday afternoon at Warren Dunes State Park after a semi carrying hazardous materials exploded at a truck stop in Sawyer, Michigan on Thursday night. Crews are on scene cleaning up the aftermath. Some of the materials...
South Bend Tribune Staff WriterWatch closely in Indiana waters this spring and you may see American white pelicans. There were reports across Indiana last weekend of large groups of the migrating waterfowl. One resident counted 45 of them in the plentiful waters around Rochester....
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