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10 hikes within miles of city

September 7, 2012 MARQUETTE — Marquette has some of the best hiking, biking and climbing in Michigan and a great many of the trails are just a short drive from downtown Marquett. more »»

NMU’s ORC There’s something for everyone

August 31, 2012 MARQUETTE — Anyone seeking a new way to experience the Upper Peninsula can check out the Outdoor Recreation Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University. more »»

Gone fishin’

August 31, 2012 UPPER PENINSULA Marquette: A few anglers managed to limit catches of lake trout. The fish are showing signs of staging as they prepare to spawn. Silver and copper spoons were the ticket. more »»

Purple loosetrife is loose in area, region

August 24, 2012 MARQUETTE — Growing in local wetlands and ditches in the Upper Peninsula is a beautiful, deep purple colored plant that, while attractive to the eye, is wreaking havoc on area wetlands and... more »»

With approach of autumn, allergies flare in region

August 17, 2012 MARQUETTE — With each autumn a new set of seasonal allergies affect many people every year. In the fall the main culprit of allergies is ragweed pollen, said Dr. more »»

Getting trail ready for Ore to Shore competitions no small task

August 10, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Ore to Shore starts Saturday and a great deal of prep work went into getting ready for the race, including preparing the trail. more »»

Gone fishin’

August 10, 2012 Marquette: Lake trout action for the most part was poor to fair with most anglers reporting two to four fish in five hours of fishin. more »»

Friends of the parks make a difference

August 3, 2012 Most Upper Peninsula campers are well aware of the beauty and natural attractions of Van Riper State Park and its more rustic big brother, Craig Lake State Par. more »»

Stand-up paddle boarding gains in popularity

August 3, 2012 MARQUETTE — A sport that is becoming more and more popular in the around the Great Lakes is a cross between surfing and canoeing. That sport is stand-up paddle boarding. more »»

Gone fishin’

August 3, 2012 UPPER PENINSULA Marquette: Had increased fishing pressure for lake trout. Results were mixed but most anglers were averaging two to four fish in four hours of fishing. more »»

Beachfront safety is serious business

July 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — After a deadly summer in 2010, in which four people drowned off Marquette shorelines, the city has put in place many safety features to help prevent more deaths. more »»


July 20, 2012 MARQUETTE — Douglas and Michelle Black may consider themselves amateur sailors, but that doesn’t stop them from enjoying being out on Lake Superior with the wind blowing in their sails. more »»

Author tells story of endangered Kirtland’s warbler

July 13, 2012 LANSING — As a birder, William Rapai knew a lot about the Kirtland’s warbler, so he decided to tell the story of the rare species in a new book. It wasn’t always easy, he said. more »»

Gone fishin’

July 13, 2012 UPPER PENINSULA Marquette: Lake trout fishing continues to be slow with most boats averaging two to five fish. The fish are eating plankton and sticklebacks. more »»

Peregrine falcons are back from the brink

July 6, 2012 LANSING — Thirty years after vanishing from the Midwest, peregrine falcons are thriving in smokestacks, skyscrapers and cliff. more »»

Gone fishin’

July 6, 2012 Upper Peninsula Keweenaw Bay: Anglers picked up salmon and lake trout when trolling from Sand Point north to the Red Rocks at the Keweenaw roadside par. more »»

Changes in law mean more options, more concerns

June 29, 2012 MARQUETTE — There are many safety concerns when it comes to using fireworks, whether they are consumer fireworks or low-impact fireworks. more »»

Gone fishin’

June 29, 2012 Lake trout continues to be the main fish being targeted by anglers fishing in Lake Superior out of the northcentral Upper Peninsula, according to the Michigan Department of Naturtal Resources in its... more »»

Environmental education combats `nature deficit disorder’ among children

June 22, 2012 LANSING — By the age of 5, the average child will have watched as many hours of television as the classroom time it takes to earn a college degree. more »»

Gone fishin’

June 22, 2012 Lake Superior anglers out of Marquette were finding good numbers of lake trout, including some trophy fish at Stannard Rock, according to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources weekly fishing... more »»



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