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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 »»

To bait or not to bait

November 16, 2012 MARQUETTE — Deer baiting is one of those activities that has its supporters and detractors. more »»

DNR hosting live deer hunting Q & A session

November 13, 2012 Attention deer hunters: Get your questions answered before the opener. Join us on Facebook at 7 tonight for "DNR Live: Deer" — a Q & A video forum with DNR deer and law enforcement experts. more »»

Pockets of plastic found in Great Lakes, researchers say

November 9, 2012 LANSING — Plastic pollutants circulate in pockets of the Great Lakes at concentrations higher than any other body of water on Earth, according to a recent study. more »»

Climate change seen impacting farmers

November 2, 2012 MARQUETTE — While agricultural experts across the state are saying that global warming and climate change have proved beneficial to farmers in northern lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, most... more »»

Just before the snow flies might be the best time to wet a line

October 26, 2012 MARQUETTE — As October becomes November, snow in the forecast becomes much more typical and the impulse to go outside becomes much less frequent. more »»

Local enthusiasts take to the marshes in pursuit of the fast-flying fowl

October 19, 2012 MARQUETTE — As they stand on the edge of the water, their backs to the small hunting cabin sitting in the dark beyond their vehicles, Bob Apple and his son, Bill Apple, discuss the weather, the... more »»

100 percent apple cider is 100 percent good

October 12, 2012 MARQUETTE — Throughout the summer and fall, there’s a marked difference in our connection with our food. more »»

Fall is a great time for a simple walk in the woods

October 5, 2012 MARQUETTE — Michigan is one of the handful of states that enjoy all four seasons, and it’s weekends like the coming one that really characterize the fall season for Michiganders. more »»

Hunters preparing for bow season

September 28, 2012 With opening day for bow season only a couple days away, the population of Upper Peninsula residents who are looking to get out in the woods next week are preparing with new gear, updated gear and... more »»

Area trail runners aren’t content with doing it the easy way

September 21, 2012 MARQUETTE — Miles of asphalt roads, painful joints and a lack of scenery can take a toll on even the most experienced runners. more »»

State parks lure visitors with free sports, classes

September 14, 2012 LANSING —If you want to know if that latest fitness trend lives up to the hype, you can find out for free in Michigan’s state parks. They’re offering more than just trail running. more »»

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 »»



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