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Friday: Outdoors

What’s Flying: Still much to enjoy, soak in

“Is this not a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love — that makes nature and life harmonize.” — George Elliot After another bout of near 80F weather, it got here — Autumn. The fondness many have for summer’s warmer temperatures and the crisp fresh air of autumn ...

Fishing report

Marquette: Fishing activity was slightly up this past week in Marquette. There was not a major change in anglers reporting lake trout catches. Best locations for catching lake trout were near White Rocks (70+ feet of water), and near Granite Island (100+ feet of water). Some Chinook and coho ...

Outdoors North: ‘Up around the bend’

By John Pepin “I’m a midnight girl in a sunset town,” – Don Schlitz There is a place I am quite fond of others likely wouldn’t recognize as anything more than a wide spot in a sandy road out in the middle of not too much of anywhere. It is a place without any widescale ...

Monarchs and milkweed: Superior Watershed Partnership offering free seeds

By CHRISTIE MASTRIC Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — When people think of fall migration, V-shaped flocks of Canada geese might come to mind. Another type of migration occurs, though, and people can play a part in making sure they continue — by planting seeds. With the beginning of ...

State of unease: Colorado basin tribes without water rights

Garnett Querta slips on his work gloves as he shifts the big rig he’s driving into park. Within seconds, he unrolls a fire hose and opens a hydrant, sending water flowing into one of the plastic tanks on the truck’s flat bed. His timer is set for 5 minutes, 20 seconds — when the tank ...

Music in the rain

Well, the rain was a-failing, and the ground turned to mud I was watching all the people running from the flood,” – Denny McLain and Paul McCartney By the time I got there, the rain was falling like a piano tune all over everything, quieting the whole scene right down. There were no ...