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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 »»

Kayaking: The basics

June 15, 2012 MARQUETTE — For someone who wants start kayaking, the first decision that needs to be made is where they will use it the most: Lake Superior or inland lakes and river. more »»

Take a Kid Fishing event is Saturday

June 8, 2012 NAHMA TOWNSHIP — Do you want to introduce your child to the sport of fishing but don’t have the equipment, know where to go or even what to do? You’re not alone, but you’re in luck. more »»

Gone fishin’

June 8, 2012 EDITOR’S NOTE: The weekly fishing report is compiled by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Michigan’s annual summer free fishing weekend is Saturday and Sunday. more »»

Forests hit hard by oak wilt disease

June 1, 2012 LANSING — Unseasonably warm weather this spring sparked the spread of oak wilt disease earlier then expected, environmentalists say. more »»

Gone fishin’

June 1, 2012 EDITOR’S NOTE: The weekly fishing report is prepared by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. more »»

DEQ’s advice for ‘lakescaping’

May 18, 2012 LANSING — Environmental experts are urging property owners to get rid of lakefront lawns and stone breakwalls in favor of a new approach to landscaping. more »»

Gone fishin’

May 18, 2012 Walleye, musky and pike season on the Upper Peninsula Great Lakes, inland waters and the St. Marys River opened Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources said in its weekly fishing report. more »»



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