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Following the last glacier of the ice age, deep pits were left behind that filled with the melting of ice blocks, forming hundreds of lakes in the northernmost part of Indiana.

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Americans are planning trips as the COVID-19 pandemic winds down and the travel industry is beginning to take off again. As usual, with any phenomenon, scammers will be on the prowl.

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In light of the recent tragedy in Surfside, Florida, where a building collapsed, many are searching for ways to help victims and their families. As with any disaster donations, beware of scammers preying on those looking to help.

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The IRS recently announced that it will begin sending monthly direct deposit payments in July to those who qualify through the American Rescue Plan Act. This means that those who qualify will get up to half of their child tax credit in monthly installments and the other half when they file t…

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Summertime brings sunshine and warm weather – but it can also bring damaging storms and tornados like those seen across northern Indiana over the last month.

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Do you remember the motion picture “The League of their Own” with Tom Hanks, Madonna and Rosie Donnell? It was a story based on the Rockford Peaches of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, or AAGPBL. Geena Davis played a character in the film named “Dottie Hinson.” Dottie Christ …

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Summertime is always a popular season to move into a new place, so as the warmer months approach, BBB serving Northern Indiana warns of scams to watch out for. Many renters are in a hurry to complete the move and may not take the time to do important research to ensure their deal is not too …

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Over the past year, consumers have been pent up inside their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This may have caused some of the population to experience weight gain and many are looking for ways to shed a few extra pounds.

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Anita King was born Anna Keppen in Michigan City on Aug. 14, 1884. She was the seventh of nine children born to Herman and Matilda Jipp Keppen, who had emigrated from Germany in 1872.

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COVID-19 has been the culprit of many canceled or postponed events, but as things begin to open back up, the joyous events are happening again.

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COVID-19 has devastated many families and in the wake of grief, many government-funded programs are being created to offer relief to those most affected by the pandemic. Of course, with a new government program comes scammers.

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As summer inches closer and the weather begins warming up, it may be time to make sure your HVAC system is up to date. You don’t want to wait until the height of the summer to decide whether your current system needs upgrading or not.

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In 1901, when two journalists from The La Porte Herald went to interview Mrs. Ferdinand Reese in Hudson Township in La Porte County, she was 107 years old! At the door of the two-room cabin, her husband met the reporters with a revolver for fear the guests were robbers! The couple was also a…

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As the semester comes to an end, assignments get harder and finals are just around the corner. This is the time of year college and high school students find themselves struggling to finish strong, and they may want to seek outside help.

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Survey scams are a frequent con that pops up every so often but in different forms. Currently, this scam is taking the form of a phony text or phone call claiming to be from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, with questions about their COVID-19 vaccine.

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Multiple Grandparent Scams have been reported to the BBB in the last three months. These scams target well-meaning seniors, tricking them into thinking that their grandchild is experiencing an emergency and in need of money to get to safety.

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It’s that time of year again when consumers are looking to spruce up their lawn for spring. Having a beautiful, well-kept lawn can be a hassle, so many homeowners turn to hiring professionals to take care of their landscaping.

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BBB Scam Tracker has seen a rise in cons involving scammers who convince unsuspecting job seekers to wrap their car in support of a popular drink or food brand. Though many are struggling to find a job amid the COVID-19 pandemic, be sure not to fall for this scam.

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During a natural disaster, everyone looks for a way to help those in need. Donating money is the quickest way to help and provides charities the flexibility to channel resources to impacted areas.

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Tax season is officially here, and that means scammers are on the loose. Every year, con artists take advantage of tax filers by stealing Social Security numbers, filing phony tax returns and stealing refunds.

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Indiana is on the brink of losing most of what remains of one of its most precious natural and economic resources – one that purifies water, reduces flood damage, provides fish and wildlife habitat and boosts our economy.

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The new year might mean that for some, it’s time to declutter. When selling used items, the quickest and most efficient way could be an online forum like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.

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When starting a fitness journey, many consumers begin with finding a new gym, but 2021 may be different for some. With the COVID-19 pandemic still a concern, many consumers are looking at achieving their fitness goals from home.

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Since 2020 has presented many sets of unexpected challenges and hurdles, one shift has been to an ever-increasing digital marketplace with online purchases and payments more common than ever before, and virtual events and virtual pop-up shops becoming the new normal.

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It’s that time of season when I worry I might morph into one of Santa’s elves. I really enjoy the Christmas holidays – the time of year for optimism and good will. I bet some of the best times of your life happened during this joyous season.

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As consumers are checking items off their holiday shopping lists, they may be in search of the hottest “must-have” toys of the season. While children’s toys may seem harmless, scammers can use them as an opportunity to trick parents out of big bucks.