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News Minute: Here is the latest Indiana news from The Associated Press

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Police in South Bend say a man was fatally shot in the head while possibly riding a bike on a city street. Officers investigating gunfire early this morning found the man down on the street in a neighborhood on the city's northwest side. A bicycle was found near the man.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Almost 1,900 acres of land in conservation areas in southern and western Indiana are set to open to the public. The newly acquired land is part of the DNR's Healthy Rivers Initiative that's meant to protect wildlife habitat and establish nature tourism. More than 11,800 acres has been purchased through the project so far.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The unclaimed remains of veterans that were discovered in vaults of a funeral home group will be inurned next week in a northeastern Indiana cemetery. The cremated remains of Civil War Pvt. Hiram Maine, World War I Pvt. Forest Smith and World War II Cpl. Leo Valdez Jr. will be inurned at Marion National Cemetery in Zionsville.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A bronze sculpture of Purdue University's most recent Nobel laureate will be unveiled this week alongside a sculpture of the school's first Nobel Prize winner. Purdue chemistry professor Ei-Ichi Negishi (ay-EE'-cheh neh-GEE'-shee) will attend Friday's dedication of a bronze bust of his likeness. Negishi shared the 2010 Nobel Prize for chemistry.

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