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Rasmus S. Jorgensen

ELKHART — During an April 2017 police chase, a vehicle crashed into and destroyed part of the Havilah Beardsley Fountain. The city has been lo…

ELKHART — Police have released the identity of the person found dead Tuesday night in the St. Joseph River.

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ELKHART — Chief of Police Chris Snyder drew an unlikely connection between the 9/11 terrorist attacks and Elkhart's recent Comic-Con, as local…

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ELKHART — The two men campaigning to be the next mayor of Elkhart met Tuesday for the first of at least three debates before the Nov. 5 election.

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ELKHART — A local nonprofit will reduce the number of Elkhart County students who go hungry over the weekends this school year.

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ELKHART — After being attacked for having to foreclose on his house a decade ago, the Democratic candidate for Elkhart mayor, Rod Roberson, is…

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Utility crews from northeast Indiana were adjusting Thursday as Hurricane Dorian raged up the East Coast, cutting power to more than 200,000 c…

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RasmusSJorgensen

Hi Tim. Thanks for pointing out this error. It is building commissioner Jim Holtz.



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He did not. I'm afraid I had to be elsewhere for the previous Redevelopment Commission meeting, but to my knowledge this aspect hasn't been settled yet. It is my understanding that the commission feels pretty strongly about making public access a part of the deal before finalizing.



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From the preliminary map (which you can find if you scroll through the art at the top of this article), it appears there will be some parking surrounding the store, and then a large parking lot just to the south of it, basically switching around where the current store and parking lot are…

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RasmusSJorgensen commented on Memorial seniors celebrate

Thank you for asking. We did have a reporter there, but given the late time of the graduation, we were unable to beat the Sunday night deadline. We will have a story and photos in Tuesday's paper.


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Thank you for asking. The Riverboat Fund holds money that comes from casino taxes throughout the state (I suppose those would be riverboat casinos, specifically, but I am not completely sure). The money is distributed to the counties, that, in turn, distributes to the cities. As I understand…

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Thayer said that Roundtree was on "limited duty." He worked in downtown Elkhart on foot or bike.

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I can see your point. My hope in writing this story, beyond the idea that a group does not have to be a majority to have its complaints heard, was that it would create some debate about the issue. I don't care who wins that debate, and The Elkhart Truth doesn't either, but I think it's a goo…

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That's a fair concern. I can honestly tell you I have no idea if a story getting a lot of clicks, as this one has, makes much of a difference to our owners. Either way, that is not my motivation.
I understand your point about the comments, and I hope we can address that in some way soon…

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Hi. I appreciate you and everyone else sharing their thoughts on this. You are not the first to call this click bait, and so I have asked the same question of another person who said the same: What makes you call it that?
Click bait, I would say, is when a headline tries to trick a reade…

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Hi there. I appreciate you and everyone else sharing their thoughts on this. I see you are calling this click bait, and I'm curious what it is that makes you say that.
Click bait, I would say, is when a headline tries to trick a reader to click on a story, which then doesn't turn out to…