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 Monday morning Winnebago Industries announced it would acquire Newmar Corporation.

Newmar makes luxury motorhomes. It’s based in Nappanee. Winnebago is headquartered in Iowa. Winnebago will pay about $344 million for Newmar; some paid in cash and the rest in Winnebago stock.

No Millennial Bump For Buttigieg, But Hints Of Broad Appeal

Sep 15, 2019
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But there's one looming problem: He has yet to win over his own.

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(Warning: This story contains graphic details of sex assault)  

Book Throws For 5 TDs As No. 7 Notre Dame Routs New Mexico

Sep 14, 2019
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book threw a career-high five touchdown passes and Notre Dame's defense came up with three first-half interceptions as the seventh-ranked Fighting Irish rolled past New Mexico 66-14 on Saturday in the final tuneup for a showdown at No. 3 Georgia.


RUSSIAVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school's planned "Slave Ship" history exercise has been canceled following an outcry by parents upset that the lesson called for students to portray bound, enslaved Africans aboard a vessel returning to the Americas.

The proposed role-playing exercise at Western Middle School in Russiaville would have had students re-enacting the Middle Passage, in which millions of Africans were kidnapped, shipped across the Atlantic in dire conditions and sold into slavery.

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The first home football game for the Fighting Irish is happening today at Notre Dame. A delegation from Ireland will be in attendance and they plan a home opener for the Irish in 2020 that will be thousands of miles away from Notre Dame Stadium. 

UPDATE: Fetal Remains Found At Illinois Home Of Former South Bend Abortion Doctor

Sep 13, 2019

(Updates with background on Klopfer's license suspension, the previous revocation of his abortion clinic's license; adds attempts to contact the Indiana governor's office for comment; adds details on 2016 Indiana abortion law that requires fetal remains to be buried)


Two University of Notre Dame seniors wrote a new song embracing the history behind the nickname the “Fighting Irish.” 

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There are many ways interest groups try to get lawmakers to pay attention to their pet issues. Some hold rallies on the state Capitol lawn. Others choose to operate behind-the-scenes.

As part of the weekly series MichMash, Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about the record amount of money lobbyists are spending at restaurants in 2019 to influence state policy.

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The details of animal abuse and neglect cases are often grim – pets deprived of food and water, small cages covered in feces, dogs forced to fight each other to the death.

But some of those cases never see a courtroom because of how Indiana defines abuse and neglect.

That’s starting to change as the result of new laws that took effect earlier this year.

'Your Animal Really Doesn't Have Any More Rights Than Your Handbag'

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The Society of Automotive Engineers hosted its annual commercial vehicle technology conference for the first time in Indiana. Companies showed off a variety of innovations including autonomous trucks and new hybrid diesel-electric engines. 

Kelly Schmitz, Cummins executive director of new and recon parts engineering, says the Indianapolis location also is the first to offer technology demonstrations and ride-alongs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.


The number of people with obesity in Indiana has increased according to the annual State of Obesity report

Indiana’s rate has inched up from 31 percent in 2013 to just over 34 percent this year. The report is from the Trust for America’s Health and Rhea Farberman is director of policy research.

"That’s thousands of people who are now obese and face those health risks," says Farberman. 

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South Bend is cracking down on synthetic drugs in the community since the state now considers the use or sale of synthetic substances a felony.


K21 Health Foundation of Kosciusko County has announced grants for an ice rink and for some smaller communities in the county.

K21 Health Foundation was created in 1999 with money from the sale of a public hospital to a corporation. 

The grants are a little unusual. They are not yet granted to anyone. The foundation announced that it will award a million dollars to construct an ice rink and pavilion somewhere in the county. The foundation doesn’t know the location or organizations that will build and run the facility.