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Federal dollars igniting new partnership in Michigan

August 16, 2013 TRAVERSE CITY — Huron Pines, a nonprofit organization, recently received $171,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Joint Venture Habitat Restoration and Protection Program. more »»

DNR invites public input on forest plans in several U.P. locations

August 16, 2013 MARQUETTE — The Department of Natural Resources will host open houses in September in Ishpeming, Naubinway and Kinross to provide information and receive public comment on proposed forest management... more »»

Ecology, culture

August 9, 2013 MARQUETTE — Native wild rice is revered by the Ojibwa, Pottawatomi and Odawa tribes as part of the prophecy that brought them to the Great Lakes region. more »»

Mystery of old photo unraveled

August 9, 2013 The mystery has been solved — and it didn’t take long. more »»

Unspoken tradition: Jumping off Black Rocks at Presque Isle Park is something that’s uniquely Marquette

August 2, 2013 MARQUETTE — There is no official website or club. There are no sign-up sheets, instructional tours or celebratory parades. And still everybody in Marquette, Mich. knows the tradition of Black Rocks. more »»

Wooden canoes to invade park

August 2, 2013 The Upper Peninsula is blessed with an abundance of natural wonders that are easily accessible for residents and visitors of the region to enjoy, including countless waterways that beckon to boaters... more »»

Low water is high time to plant area beaches

July 19, 2013 MARQUETTE — What makes a pretty Great Lakes shoreline? As lake levels drop and grasses and other plants sprout on once plant-free beaches, ecologists are encouraging waterfront property owners to se... more »»

Old photo takes us back in time

July 19, 2013 Time seems to move so much faster as you age, as if we’re in a hurry to get somewhere but aren’t quite sure what that where i. more »»

Oil and Water

July 12, 2013 SUPERIOR, Wis. — Calumet Specialty Products refinery in Superior Wis. wants to ship oil across Lake Superior by 2015 if it can find a customer, said Dave Podratz plant manager. more »»

Deer harvest report a good read

July 12, 2013 Although deer hunting is probably far from the thoughts of most sportsmen and women at this time, there is a group in the Upper Peninsula that is fully focused on the sport. The U.P. more »»

Gone fishin’

July 12, 2013 Upper Peninsula Marquette: Those targeting lake trout had success in waters less than 100 feet deep near Shot Point. more »»

Wind power on rise in Great Lakes region

July 5, 2013 By JAMES DAU Special to the Journal MARQUETTE — Nearly 70 percent of all new power plants built in the Great Lakes region use wind as an energy source, according to reports from the Federal Energy... more »»

DNR, others release 18,500 sturgeon in northern LP

July 5, 2013 WAVERLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. more »»

Why heat wave's so scary and what's behind it

July 5, 2013 By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer WASHINGTON — Excessive heat is the No. 1 weather killer in the United States and it’s at its most dangerous when it doesn't cool down at night. more »»

Sturgeon project could restore species numbers

June 21, 2013 DORR, Mich. — For generations untold, a colossal fish known as the name (pronounced nah’ may) was crucial to survival for the indigenous people of the Great Lakes region. more »»

It’s fishing tourney time on Superior

June 21, 2013 Anglers are hitting Lake Superior in ever in ever increasing numbers as the weather becomes more conducive to catching fish. more »»

Bumper Crop

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 »»



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