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Mushroom Madness

May 24, 2013 ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Morel season has arrived and mushroom gatherers across the state and the Upper Peninsula are out in pursuit of the fungal delicacy. more »»

Park’s new playground ready for kids

May 24, 2013 The Memorial Day weekend is a time set aside to honor those who have given their lives while serving in the U.S. militar. more »»

Gone fishin’

May 24, 2013 Upper Peninsula Marquette: Catch rates for coho were very slow with most reporting no fish. more »»

Commercial fishing decline hits economies, communities

May 17, 2013 LANSING — As the number of active state-licensed commercial fishing operations dwindles on the Great Lakes, their downward spiral signals a change in culture as well as economics and environment,... more »»

Gone fishin’

May 17, 2013 Upper Peninsula Marquette: Fishing was slow for those trolling crank baits or stick baits. A few coho and smaller brown trout were taken between the Carp River and the Chocolay River. more »»

Ongoing walleye studies help DNR

May 10, 2013 LANSING — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is in its final sampling year of a tag-and-recapture study of the walleye population in the inland waterways of Northern Michigan. more »»

Gone fishin’

May 10, 2013 Upper Peninsula Marquette: Fishing was slow. Most were trolling crank baits or stick baits for coho but few fish were caught. Carp River: Had few anglers due to the strong current. more »»

Marquette County’s waterfalls among most striking in region, state

May 3, 2013 MARQUETTE — With the largest number of waterfalls in the state of Michigan, Marquette County offers numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy these natural wonders. more »»

Research values Great Lakes wetlands to blunt climate change

April 26, 2013 LANSING — Long valued for biological diversity and flood control, Great Lakes coastal wetlands are now seen as a tool to suck up and store excess carbon dioxide. more »»

Education talks should happen in public

April 26, 2013 A work group of top state officials has been meeting in Lansing recently and is reportedly looking to create a prototype of a new K-12 “value school” in the Upper Peninsula. more »»

Experts examine spawning, bring science to school

April 19, 2013 LANSING — Researchers at Black Lake are studying threats to sturgeon and using their findings to teach biology to students from kindergarten through high schoo. more »»

Local sugar bush produces maple syrup for gifts

April 12, 2013 MARQUETTE — It’s a popular pancake topping that recently received its own month of recognition in March by Gov. Rick Snyde. more »»

Deer Lake may be removed from toxic list

April 5, 2013 LANSING — Several lakes across the state, including Deer Lake in western Marquette County have reached or are approaching important cleanup milestones and should be removed from the official list of... more »»

Gearing up for spring

March 22, 2013 MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University Superior Dome will play host to the 20th annual Boat, Sport and RV Show beginning today and running through Sunday. The show begins at 4 p.m. more »»

Volunteers set to work on North Country Trail

March 15, 2013 MARQUETTE — With spring around the corner, members of the Superior Shoreline chapter of the North Country Trail Association are anxiously waiting for the snow to melt in order to get on the trails... more »»

Higher fishing, hunting fees could hurt seniors, lawmaker claims

March 1, 2013 LANSING — Recently proposed increases to state hunting and fishing fees could disproportionately hurts seniors, one legislator said, even for some who haven’t hunted or fished for years. State Rep. more »»

Bad roads could impact tourism

February 22, 2013 LANSING — Michigan’s deteriorating roads aren’t equipped to handle the extra traffic from the growing number of tourists throughout the state, and some officials fear bad roads could turn tourists... more »»

Volunteers play key role in staging sled dog races

February 15, 2013 MARQUETTE— The Upper Peninsula 200 Sled Dog Championship has hundreds of volunteers help out every year, from local residents to Northern Michigan University student groups to local veterinarians. more »»

A slippery slope indeed

February 8, 2013 MARQUETTE — The emails are still coming in from ice climbing enthusiasts who traveled from as far away as Iran or the Ukraine to participate in the annual Michigan Ice Fest at Pictured Rocks Nationa... more »»

Hunting, fishing provide economic boost

February 1, 2013 LANSING — Despite drought conditions, low water levels and a rash of disease in the white-tailed deer population, fishing and hunting remained a boon to the Michigan economy in 2012. With more than 1. more »»



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