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Meet the new Winnebago Industries: How icon is embracing sleek vans to attract younger buyers

CLOSE Winnebago’s new Revel RV is designed for the outdoor enthusiast looking to leave the city and campground behind. Go inside the plant to see how it’s built. Brian Powers, bpowers@dmreg.comrolled out a line of all-electric vehicles and ponied up half a billion dollars to acquire a wunderkind towable business.Perhaps most notably, Winnebago purchased luxury boat-maker Chris-Craft, signaling…

Chicago mayor wants to legalize marijuana, open casino to deal with city’s pension crisis

he didn’t “think you should balance the budget by promoting recreational smoking of pot.”Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker said during his campaign he would push to legalize marijuana in the state. By addressing the issue now, the source said, Emanuel is acknowledging that marijuana legalization is inevitable, and setting priorities for how the revenue should be used.Michigan…

No bail for Indiana high school football player accused of killing pregnant classmate

What it means, and the potential punishmentTrejo was charged Monday with murder and feticide in St. Joseph County Superior Court.IndyStar is identifying Trejo because he is being charged as an adult. Rouhselang’s death and the allegations against Trejo have drawn attention and outrage to this city of about 49,000 located about 150 miles north of Indianapolis.Here’s what…

Jamal Khashoggi, journalists named TIME’s 2018 Person of the Year

‘I can’t breathe’: Transcript of recording details Khashoggi’s final moments before murderRessa is the editor of Rappler, an independent news website in the Philippines that has been highly critical of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration. Myanmar has accused Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo of breaching the country’s official state secrets act while investigating atrocities with Rohingya refugees.…

‘It would be instinct’: Woman, man die in separate attempts to rescue their dogs from icy ponds

CLOSE An underwater remotely operated vehicle, or ROV, which acts like a submarine drone, has aided Indiana officers in search-and-recovery missions, including the recovery of a drowning victim from Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. (Dwight Adams/IndyStar) WochitPregnant student found dead, teen football player arrestedMatt English: Beloved Beech Grove basketball coach was selfless to the endA…

President Trump defends payments to women as ‘private transaction’

Robert Mueller: Cohen provided details ‘core’ to inquiry into Russian coordination with Trump campaignMore: Five bombshells from the Michael Cohen memos, including information he’s given MuellerIn legal filings released Friday, prosecutors said Cohen told them that when he made the payments to the women “he acted in coordination with and at the direction of” Trump,…

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