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Court rules Lake Michigan shoreline open to all

The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled in a landmark decision that Lake Michigan's shoreline is open to all, and adjacent property owners can't exercise exclusive control of the beach between their homes and the water.

Authorities say 7 dead in Iowa crashes, including Dixon man

DES MOINES, Iowa — Authorities say seven people have been killed — including two teenage sisters — on Iowa roads as a winter storm swept the state Monday, leading to dozens of crashes and a 50- to 70-car pileup near Ames. The Des Moines…