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Friday: Outdoors

Achievement unlocked

While still-fishing with minnow bait recently in St. Clair County, Michigan, an angler from Adrian caught a state-record fish: a white perch weighing 2 pounds, 5.92 ounces and measuring 16.25 inches. Scott Smith was fishing with a friend on Lake St. Clair, the expansive freshwater basin that ...

Outdoors North

Somewhere I hope there still exists a summer day I knew one time that since has blown away. Drifting on a thunderstorm, I watched it disappear over a purple-blue horizon into another yesterday. It appeared when I was younger, at a time I didn’t understand the importance of those shimmering ...

Regional fishing report

Upper Peninsula Little Bay de Noc: Walleye anglers reported mixed results. Those fishing the head of the bay had limited success, with most anglers catching undersized fish, as well as some eater-sized fish. Anglers fishing in the Escanaba River and by the mouth reported fair fishing, with ...

Canadian wildfire smoke chokes Upper Midwest for second straight year

MADISON, Wis. — Smoke from Canadian wildfires has prompted health warnings across the Upper Midwest and Montana for the second year in a row. Fires raging in British Columbia and Alberta have filled the skies with haze over parts of Montana, the Dakotas, Minnesota and Wisconsin on Sunday, ...

Outdoors North: Spring is ringing out in all its magical glory

“Little darlin,’ it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter,” – George Harrison When I opened the door and popped the top on the day, the skies were just offering up the very first rays of sunshine. They stretched shadows long across the landscape while a mirrorlike silence enveloped the ...

DNR, Michigan National Guard to complete state park projects

MARQUETTE — State agencies partner to improve state parks and increase accessibility for visitors A series of construction projects, executed in partnership between the Michigan Army National Guard and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, will occur at Wilderness State Park from ...