If you're trying to find a way to cool off this weekend in Northwest Indiana, you may need to look for a location other than Indiana Dunes State Park.
An explosion rocked a steel mill in northwest Indiana on Tuesday afternoon, rattling nearby residents and producing a plume of smoke visible miles away, though no one was injured, officials said.
The National Park Service wants to charge entrance fees for the first time at the Indiana Dunes National Park, citing a dramatic increase in visitors in recent years and the need for more revenue for park maintenance.
The beaches in Indiana were packed Monday and many of the visitors were Illinois residents.
Two northwest Indiana schools were closed Friday after a district employee contracted Legionnaires’ disease.