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MC Ames Field once home to White Caps minor league team.

May 28, 2020

Submitted by: Matthew A. Werner

Ames Field in Michigan City, Indiana, was once the summer home of a minor league baseball team. And its arrival got an assist from a Missouri man.

Born in Farmington, Missouri, Al Shinn signed a major league baseball contract at age 17. He was a member…


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habitats and endangered species

Stop and Smell the Lupines.

May 24, 2020

by Steve Sass and Amanda Smith, Indiana Nature LLC.

A familiar sight in the dunes this month is the whiteish-blue flowers of wild lupine (Lupinus perennis). Not only is this native perennial plant beautiful, but its existence also plays a critical role in the ecology of northern Indiana.

Upon first glance,…


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National Park Offers Beach Parking Information Line

May 21, 2020

INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL PARK: Severe shoreline erosion along Lake Michigan and the need for social distancing due to the Covid 19 Pandemic will make for a very different beach season this summer at Indiana Dunes National Park. To assist the public in finding an open beach and one that…

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