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Lafayette sees clogged storm drains after heavy rains

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - The city of Lafayette is asking people to report standing water in the streets. Lafayette Renew Superintendent Brad Talley says the city received multiple complaints of street flooding. This was caused by leaves clogging storm drains. He is asking people who see a blo

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-21 00:47:00

One dead after accident on Interstate 70 near the 2-mile marker

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Police are on the scene of a fatal accident on Interstate 70 near the two-mile marker. Indiana State Police reports the accident was in the eastbound lanes of I-70 and involved an RV. The accident happened after 10:30 a.m. on Monday. ISP Sgt. Joe Watts confirmed one p

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-21 00:14:00

Thanksgiving dinner prices being impacted by recent crop harvest

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Across the country turkeys are quickly leaving grocery store shelves. This year shoppers can expect to pay less for their holiday bird. That's according to analysis performed by a Purdue agriculture economist. Economist Chris Hurt said the drop in price is related to

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-20 15:16:00

Ex-Indiana sheriff's deputy re-sentenced to 33-month term

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - A former central Indiana sheriff's deputy convicted of federal civil rights violations has been resentenced to 33 months. The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star reports former Putnam County deputy and former Greencastle City Councilman Terry Joe Smith received the sentence Monday

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-20 21:19:00

Purdue parking permits being phased out next year

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI/Purdue) - Beginning in August, Purdue Parking Facilities will be transitioning to a license plate recognition system on the West Lafayette campus. With the implementation of this new system, a vehicle's license plate will serve as the means of identification for parking

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-20 18:19:00

New Farm Bill has some worried about SNAP support

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Congress is voting on a new Farm Bill in 2018 and area hunger advocates are lobbying to stop cuts in the SNAP program. Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly visited Food Finders Food Bank in Lafayette Monday morning. He is finding out what people want to go in the Farm B

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-20 23:42:00

Indiana House minority leader Scott Pelath will not seek re-election

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) - Indiana House minority leader Scott Pelath has announced he will not seek re-election next year. Pelath says his last day as House Democratic leader will be on Organization Day on Tuesday. He says he'll finish out the remainder of his term. Pelath is from Michigan City and

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-20 22:55:00

Statewide Silver Alert declared for Elwood man

ELWOOD, Ind. (WLFI) - A Statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a man from Elwood, Indiana who is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance. Thirty-seven-year-old Clint Davidson was last seen in Elwood, Indiana on Thursday, Nov. 16 at around noon. He was driving a b

WLFI.COM - 2017-11-20 18:03:00

Crossroads Church to launch Dec. 3 in Hastings

A new church is coming to Hastings with the intention of bringing a movement and a place for community. Crossroads Church, located at 225 33rd St. W., will open Dec. 3 for the first worship services at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Crossroads is part of the Evangelical Covenant Church of America (ECC). It i

HASTINGS STAR GAZETTE - 2017-11-19 13:06:00

Improving awareness of sex trafficking: local goup addresses an issue that's already touched Hastings

"I didn't know about sex trafficking until I was in the middle of it." Those words came from Brianna, a young adult who was saved from sex trafficking before she was in too deep. Her story was part of a recent Human Trafficking Education and Awareness class hosted by the Hastings Anti-trafficking C


HHS students perform at Jazz and the Winds concert

The concert featured the Hastings High School Jazz Ensembles and Concert Bands. The performances were directed by Jim Jacobsen and Duane Oldham. The Varsity Band, Jazz II, Concert Band, Jazz I and Wind Ensemble performed a variety of music for the audience.

RIVERTOWNS.NET - 2017-11-20 21:12:16

Conflict of interest? Newport Planning Commission chair sells land, votes to recommend development

The city attorney has determined Newport Planning Commission chair Kevin Haley had a conflict of interest in while voting on and discussing the new Bailey Meadows development. Haley recently entered into a purchase agreement to sell land where homes will be built next year in the northeast corner of


Bailey Meadows development approved in Newport amid opposition

A split city council voted to approve construction with conditions on the Bailey Meadows development planned for the northeast corner of Newport. The development will consist of just under 200 single-family and villa homes on about 64 acres. Matt Pavek, with developer Golden Valley Homes, said the h


Semi truck fire near Woodbury causes delays

A westbound lane on Interstate 94 opened again shortly before noon Monday after a truck hauling more than a ton of frozen seafood ignited early that morning. Lt. Tiffani Nielson with the Minnesota State Patrol said the truck's driver smelled smoke and pulled over to the shoulder near Century Avenue


New Thanksgiving weekend 5K race in Cottage Grove ruffles feathers in local Hale to the Bird event

The organizers of a local 5K are not thankful another race has been scheduled in Cottage Grove two days after their Turkey Day event. Since 2010, the annual Hale to the Bird 5K run/walk on Thanksgiving morning has drawn local runners and walkers to the 3.1-mile course that begins and ends in Hamlet

RIVERTOWNS.NET - 2017-11-20 02:00:00

Weird weather we're having. Can we move on from climate change denial?

I've often wondered how people deny the overwhelming scientific evidence that our planet is warming, weather world-wide is getting weird and that human activities are causing it. I guess it's that many of us would rather deny overwhelming evidence than admit that we need to change our ways. But ther

RIVER FALLS JOURNAL - 2017-11-20 20:03:30

Pinetree Patchworkers quilts on display at the Brainerd Public Library

The Brainerd Public Library now has four types of community quilts made by the Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Guild on display until mid-January. Quilts include: Crisis Quilts: Made by the Pinetree Patchworkers Quilt Guild and other area quilters, are given to children 18 years old or younger through

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-11-20 18:31:00

CliftonLarsonAllen Announces Career Achievements in Brainerd

Brainerd, MN (November 1, 2017) - CLA believes the best way to serve our clients and communities is to support our people in building careers that match their personal and professional aspirations. We are thrilled to express our congratulations and announce the following individuals who have reached

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-11-19 01:14:00

Area broadband projects held up as example at statewide conference

Resilient Region leaders joined more than 150 broadband leaders from across rural Minnesota last month to compare approaches to expanding access to, and use of, high-speed internet. Attending were Maureen Ideker of Essentia Health, Joe Buttweiler of Consolidated Telecommunications Co. and Dawn Espe

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2017-11-20 16:01:00

Be a Santa to a senior

Since 2003, with the help of more than 60,000 volunteers, Be a Santa to a Senior-an important holiday program for Brainerd lakes area seniors-has provided over 2 million gifts. Be a Santa to a Senior provides companionship, holiday cheer and gifts to seniors who may otherwise not receive a gift this

BRAINERD DISPATCH - 2017-11-20 17:01:00