The developer ran into a number of obstacles, including difficulties securing a liquor license and opposition from local environmentalists.
A state law passed this year allows the Indiana Department of Natural Resources to obtain alcohol permits for its parks without most of the usual requirements.
The Indiana Dunes State Park will host the sand sculpture contest on Saturday, July 9.
This is the latest in a slew of obstacles that advocates attempted to overcome to block proposed development at Indiana Dunes state park.
The fight over whether or not Indiana Dunes State Park can serve alcohol continues.
Private investigators working with the Spierer family confirm BPD and the FBI are working at a property on the 2900 block of Old Morgantown Road.
The Indiana Dunes State Park banned alcohol in 1989 in response to problems with gangs.
Statewide environmental organizations have spoken out against the plans, but DNR officials say they're conservation-minded and are open to feedback.
Several snowy owls have been sighted near the Indiana lakeshore.
Indiana Dunes State Park and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore are restoring wild blue lupine, the main food source of the endangered Karner blue butterfly.