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Posted on: January 1, 2018

City Launches New Website

Mayor Ron Meer and the City of Michigan City are proud to announce the launch of the City's new public website at michigancityin.gov.

This new site has been several months in the making and will provide citizens and visitors better access to information fr...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Snow Removal Parking Restrictions

Michigan City is being hit with heavy lake effect snow. In order to remove the heavy snow off of the streets, Mayor Ron Meer has declared the following:

Sec. 94-254-Parking restrictions during a snow removal condition.

Snow removal conditions have been decl...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Warming Centers Open

With the recent extreme cold, Mayor Meer would like to remind the citizens of Michigan City that several warming centers will be open.

Warming centers will be available at the following locations:

  • Police Station (24 hours) 1201 E. Michigan Blvd.
  • Fire Adminis...
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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Holiday Schedules

City Hall

HOLIDAY HOURS

In observance of the Christmas Holiday, City Hall will be closing at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017.

The rest of the City Hall holiday schedule is as follows:

Monday, December 25, 2017, ClosedTuesday, December 26, 2017, ClosedW...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Beachwalk Lane Structure Fire

On Tuesday January 2, 2018 at approximately 11:30 AM the Michigan City Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 111 Beachwalk Lane. Upon arrival, firefighters found a two story home with light smoke inside and smoke coming from the chi...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Use Caution with Heating

The Michigan City Fire Department advises caution when using space Heaters and other alternative heating this winter.

With temperatures dropping for the first time this winter, and chilly temperatures expected for the next week, Fire Chief Randy Novak is a...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives

When the cold weather blows in, furnaces and heaters fire up to chase the chill from bones and homes. But sometimes there can be more entering your house than just the heat. There can be a threat you can't see, hear, smell or feel a silent killer.

As a ser...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Firefighters Saving Lives In A New Way

Michigan City Fire Chief Randy Novak commends three firefighters who administered NARCAN to save a women’s life. The Michigan City Fire Department fire trucks recently started carrying Naloxone, an antidote to an opiate overdose. Which is also known by it...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

DANGER! Do not walk on shelf ice

The ice along the shore – shelf ice – IS NOT SOLID.  Lightweight with air pockets, this ice was pushed onto and near the beach by wind and wave action, forming an attractive shoreline with deadly invisible holes. Beautiful but...

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Posted on: January 23, 2018

Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 23, 2018  

Three Recipients Receive Governor’s Award for Environmental ExcellenceShowcasing Innovation in Sustainability

INDIANAPOLIS – Organizations from across the state of Indiana submitt...

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Parks & Recreation
Posted on: January 1, 2018

90 Years of Growing Wild at the Washington Park Zoo

This year will be filled with special activities and fun, as the Washington Park Zoo celebrates its 90th anniversary!  The Zoo has a long and rich history beginning with its inception in 1928, when the Zoo started as a miniature mammal and bird d...

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Posted on: January 1, 2018

Golf Pro Shop Closes for Season

The Michigan City Municipal Golf Course is closed for the season. The South Course Pro Shop will remain open for season pass sales on the following schedule:Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PMSaturday - Sunday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In addition, golf passes an...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

What's going on on Bismarck Hill?

Bismarck Hill

WHAT:  An exciting restoration project.  The Park Department, with funding through the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission, is conducting a restoration project on approximately 20 acres.  You may hear chainsaws, see large pil...

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

Municipal Airport Airplane Crash

At Approximately 6:50 AM on December 27, 2017, a CJ2 Small Business jet crashed while attempting a landing at the Michigan City Municipal Airport. As the aircraft was landing the pilot made a decision to abort the landing and tried to take off again howev...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

Congratulations to Officer Scott Combs

Officer Scott Combs Proclamation for Heroism 121917

Congratulations to Officer Scott Combs for receiving a Proclamation for his heroic actions during a vicious Dog Attack to 12 year old Winter Morgan.

Officer recognized for heroismCombs receives award for rescuing girl, 12, from dog attackBy Ben Davis, Staf...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

Three Suspects Apprehended After Vehicle Chase

On December 19, 2017 at approximately 3:40 PM, Michigan City Police Department Uniform Shift Two K9 Officer Michael McLemore and Officer Brian Wright attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a Ford Taurus in the Eastport neighborhood, for a traffic infract...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

F.A.S.T. Seeks Community's Assistance

Mugshot Jeremy Scott Denny

The Fugitive Apprehension Street Team (FAST) is seeking the community’s assistance in the apprehension of Jeremy Scott Denny, 32 years old. Denny is currently wanted out of La Porte County on Failure to Comply charges from a previous arrest for ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Drug Task Force Announces Arrests

On December 8, 2017 the La Porte County Drug Task Force announces the arrests of Todd E. Hunsley (29) of Michigan City and Calvin L. Lowery (28) of Chicago, Illinois, following a lengthy investigation by the unit. The La Porte County Drug Task Force began...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Annual Shop With Our Cops A Huge Success

On December 4, 2017 more than 100 individuals with special needs were escorted through Walmart by officers from the Michigan City Police Department on a shopping spree for the annual Shop With Our Cops event.

Now in its fifth year, Shop With Our Cops began...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Traffic Stop of Stole Vehicle Leads to Drug Arrests

On Tuesday November 28, 2017 at approximately 3:00 AM Long Beach Police Deputy Jason Yagelski was on patrol in the 2100 Block of Lake Shore Drive when he clocked a vehicle traveling at 52 mph in a posted 25 mph speed zone.

Deputy Yagelski pursued the traff...

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