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Friday: Outdoors

Whitetail preview

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released its annual deer hunting preview for the deer hunting seasons, which began Saturday. Overall, conditions are looking excellent for the upcoming seasons, and deer hunters can expect hunting to be as good or better than last ...

Outdoors North

“It’s a million miles to the city from the hills and valleys we know; it’s a million miles to the city and someday we all want to go.” — Tom T. Hall When I was a little kid, the world we knew was small, but it was big to us. We seemed to have everything around us that we ...

Digging in the Sands

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Regional History Center, in cooperation with the Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., has completed a three-week archaeological excavation project at the circa 1630s GLO No. 3 site located in Sands Township. This important Marquette County cultural site has been the focus of ...

Outdoors North: Nature has so much to offer us

“Adios to all this concrete, gonna get me some dirt road backstreets,” – Guy Clark The early afternoon was bright and warm, though gray clouds were scratching at the corners of the blue, trying to gain a hold to pull themselves over it all. I left the crumbling obelisk head shafts, ...

Going the distance

MARQUETTE — For Jessie Finnila, riding her horse is not about winning the Kentucky Derby. As an endurance equestrian, it’s more about the long haul. Finnila, 38, who lives in Sands Township, is involved in horse competitions focused on long distances rather than track sprints. “I ...

Outdoors North

“I went down to the station, just to take a ride. Found myself on a flatcar, yesterday behind.” — John Fogerty Sometimes, when I’m crosstie walking along some long-forgotten railroad track that’s grown up in weeds and grass, I try to imagine what it might have been like back in the ...