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July 21, 2016

 

The plant is expected to bloom any day, and will stay open for at least 24 hours.

Rare Plant Expected To Bloom Tonight, Emit Unusual Smell

The plant's flower is said to smell like a decomposing body.

July 19, 2016

 

The Amorphophallus titanum plant is expected to bloom within the week.

Rare Plant To Bloom At IU For First Time In Nearly 10 Years

After nearly a decade, an Amorphophallus titanum plant is set to bloom and emit its notoriously pungent odor.

July 18, 2016

 

Harrison County animal control officer Bruce LaHue says the bear (not pictured) weighs about 200 pounds.

Indiana Officials Track Second Black Bear In The Past Year

A bear that wandered into northern Indiana last year was euthanized in April in southwestern Michigan.

July 12, 2016

 

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, along 15 miles of Lake Michigan.

Fall Deer Hunts Scheduled For Some Indiana State Parks

The deer hunts are scheduled every year to help maintain natural habitats for all animals and plants.

July 10, 2016

 

Stephanie Jones (center) and her team with the winning sculpture.

Bloomington Resident Wins Dunes Sand Sculpture Contest

The theme for the 19th annual sand sculpture event on the Dunes lake shore was Indiana's Bicentennial.

July 8, 2016

 

Attendees listen to a speaker during a public meeting hosted by the Columbus community Solar Initiative.

Columbus Residents Seek Solar Power Through Group Purchase

One group of residents in Columbus is trying to jump-start a shift to solar energy in their community.

July 7, 2016

 

Chickens in Columbus, Indiana.

Columbus Residents Emotionally Debate Backyard Chickens

Several cities and towns in Indiana have passed ordinances allowing for backyard chicken keeping in residential areas.

July 7, 2016

 

A house in the Old St. Louis neighborhood of Hope, down the road from one of the town's new hog CAFOs.

In Tiny, Rural Hope, Large Hog Farms Spark Economic Fears

Indiana is adding more large-scale hog farms every year. They're good business for farmers, but some neighbors say they can be bad for property values.

July 6, 2016

 

2nd place winner, family category: 2015 sand sculpture competition.

Indiana Dunes To Host 19th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

The Indiana Dunes State Park will host the sand sculpture contest on Saturday, July 9.

July 5, 2016

 

Indiana coast of Lake Michigan

Save The Dunes Searching For New Leader

Save the Dunes works to preserve the dunes in northwest Indiana's Lake Michigan watershed.

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