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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 »»

Jandron ignores sprained foot, leads NHS over Gwinn

February 1, 2013 GWINN — Tyler Jandron was a game-time decision Thursday night after suffering a foot injury in practice. more »»

Trio of Mountaineers create triple trouble for Emeralds

February 1, 2013 IRON MOUNTAIN — Katelynn Johnson, Abby Gerhard and Morgan Bujold all scored in double figures as Iron Mountain knocked off Manistique 59-45 in Mid-Peninsula girls basketball action Thursday in Iron... more »»

Scoring barrage sinks Negaunee hockey team on home ice

February 1, 2013 NEGAUNEE — Though they tied the score several times, Negaunee couldn’t hold off a barrage by Kingsford and fell 7-3 in a high school hockey game played Thursday night at the Negaunee Ice Arena. more »»

Bowling for themselves

February 1, 2013 ISHPEMING — High school bowling in the Upper Peninsula stresses the team aspect of the sport so much that some of the competition uses five members of a team to come up with single-game scores. more »»

2/1/13 Scorecard

February 1, 2013 On the Air Today Subject to change Pro basketball ? Cleveland Cavaliers at Detroit Pistons, 7:30 p.m., FS Detroit Plus Prep basketball ? Westwood (girls) at Bark River-Harris, 7:20 p.m., WNGE 99. more »»

Drugs in the water supply

January 25, 2013 LANSING — The emerging threat of pharmaceuticals, everyday chemicals and personal care products in drinking water may be the most difficult that water treatment plants have faced, experts say. more »»

Lack of snow vexes snowmobile enthusiasts

January 18, 2013 MARQUETTE — While some relish the significant lack of snow in the Upper Peninsula this winter, avid snowmobile enthusiasts search the skies in hopes of enough snowfall to just get them on the trail. more »»

New year, new equipment, new look at

January 11, 2013 MARQUETTE — Officials of the Blueberry Ridge Ski Trails have kicked off the new year with updated grooming equipment and progress in fundraising efforts to construct a warming hut on the south side... more »»

Research planned to shine new light on historic lighthouses

January 4, 2013 LANSING — The grounds surrounding Michigan’s oldest surviving lighthouse could see an archaeological excavation as experts work to learn more about the past while preserving it. more »»

DNR expands Great Lakes muskie stock

December 28, 2012 LANSING — The muskie production program of the Department of Natural Resources has turned a significant corner by stocking only Great Lakes muskies. more »»

Gypsy moth populations reduced by disease

December 21, 2012 LANSING — Eating leaves of hardwood trees, the gypsy moth is known as the most devastating insect in the United States. But a recent report about major forest insect and disease conditions by the U.S. more »»

Christmas tree growers grapple with drought, industry future

December 14, 2012 LANSING — Ken Prince, owner of KP Tree and Nursery in Allendale, is one of many Christmas tree growers in the state who faces a potential business crisis because of last summer’s drought. more »»

Gone fishin’

December 14, 2012 UPPER PENINSULA Marquette: A few whitefish were caught off the Lower Harbor breakwall. more »»

Fewer state chestnuts roasting over an open fire this holiday season

December 7, 2012 LANSING — Michigan’s chestnut growers are facing the same problems other fruit growers confront this year. more »»

Whitetails are abundant as large numbers of hunters take to Michigan woods

November 23, 2012 MARQUETTE — At the midpoint of the 2012 hunting season, hunters and experts alike report seeing a large number of deer in the woods. more »»



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