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

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - A developer has won zoning approval for a small wind farm where Purdue University researchers plan to study the impact of the large turbines. Indianapolis-based developer Performance Services plans to start building the dozen 432-foot towers this summer in the rural area north of Lafayette. The project is called Purdue Energy Park.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be in Alabama in June. Pence is scheduled to speak at the Alabama Republican Party's Summer Dinner on June 20 in Birmingham. State Republican Party Chairman Bill Armistead calls Pence a rising star of the party who might become a presidential contender in 2016.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Indiana's weekly crop report says only 1 percent of Indiana's corn crop had been planted by Sunday. That compares with the five-year average of 14 percent planted by the same date. Purdue Extension agronomist Bob Nielsen says planting corn now is a moderate risk because Indiana's 10-day forecast calls for more below-normal temperatures.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - A former youth ministry leader from Huntington has pleaded guilty to charges that he encouraged adolescent boys to send him sexually explicit photos. Federal prosecutors say Nathan Hasty used email accounts to pose as a teen girl and send messages to the boys. Authorities say he met the boys through his work with Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ.

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