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June 14, 2013 MARQUETTE — Summer is finally here. While this season brings a lot to look forward to, ticks aren’t one of them. more »»

Finn Spoons changing, but not too much

June 14, 2013 There are some things that are made so well the first time around you wouldn’t dare monkey with the design. more »»

Gone fishin’

June 14, 2013 Upper Peninsula Marquette: Catch rates were average with anglers getting no fish or up to five with an assortment of chinook, coho, steelhead and lake trout. more »»

It's in the bag

June 7, 2013 DULUTH, Minn. — Some cities have fees, and some have banned them all together. No city in Minnesota has yet to change the way they use plastic bags, but Duluth is trying. more »»

License fee hike could pay dividends

June 7, 2013 It looks like the hunting and fishing license fee increase proposal will soon be finalized and we can look forward to the changes starting in 201. more »»

Gone fishin’

June 7, 2013 Upper Peninsula Marquette: Had good salmon action with some getting their limit of chinook. The fish were averaging 4 to 8 pounds but a few went as high as 10 to 18 pounds. more »»

Off-road safety

May 31, 2013 ESCANABA — The Sportsmen’s Off-Road Vehicle Associations of three counties are getting ready to host a two-day youth ORV event which will give kids ages 12-16 a chance to learn practical skills and... more »»

Flowers, hiking in the spotlight

May 31, 2013 While Memorial Day weekend shifts most area residents into the the summer mode, there are a couple events this weekend that let us know the season to get outdoors more often has fully arrived. more »»

Gone fishin’

May 31, 2013 Upper Peninsula Marquette: Catch rates improved with chinook averaging 4 to 5 pounds caught toward Shot Point, the drop-off along M-28 and outside the Lower Harbor breakwall. more »»

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 »»



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