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Judge dismisses lawsuit over Indiana's Lake Michigan beaches

PORTER, Ind. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that represents the latest attempt by property owners in a northwestern Indiana town to deny the public access to Lake Michigan beaches. The judge found that there was no basis for three landowners in the town of Porter to sue in federal court seeking to undo a landmark 2018 Indiana Supreme Court ruling. That ruling clarified that the shoreline of Lake Michigan is owned by the state and held in trust for the enjoyment of all Hoosiers. The Times of Munster reports  state Attorney General Todd Rokita says he's pleased the judge granted the state’s motion to dismiss the federal suit.

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