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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 »»

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 »»



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