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Friday: Outdoors

Avoid cabin fever and embrace winter adventures, for health’s sake

A study from Michigan State University Extension found that just five minutes of outdoor activity in winter significantly improves mental health, turning the cold season into an opportunity for wellness and joy. From exhilarating treks through snow-covered forests to the childlike joy of ...

Outdoors North: Soon to be riding the high wave into springtime

“Bird on the horizon, sitting on a fence; he’s singing his song for me at his own expense,” — Bob Dylan If I look away into the softly falling snow, I hear music in my head as I stand here, preparing to walk a bit farther into this February scene. I paused here to take a breath or ...

What’s flying

“While it is February, one can taste the full joys of anticipation. Spring stands at the gate with her finger on the latch.” — Patience Strong February has already become a wonder for the unexpected sights in Marquette this year! Over the past week swimmers in Lake Superior, roller ...

Kids raise prehistoric fish as science lesson

LANSING — Sturgeon can live 50 years or more in rivers and lakes, but the first six months of one sturgeon’s life will be spent in Katie Bryant’s seventh-grade science classroom. Jay Woiderski recently walked into LakeVille Middle School with a small fish in a plastic bag. He dropped ...

Outdoors North

When I was growing up in old Ishpeming, in the shadow of the towering Egyptian Revival obelisk shafts of the Cliffs Mine, I charted my muddy path to loving the outdoors by simple, but effective, means. I consider myself very fortunate to have had the help I did. First, I was blessed with ...

Lawsuit could complicate drone laws for hunters, anglers

LANSING — The founder of a company that uses drones to recover deer carcasses that hunters can’t find says Michigan’s prohibition of the practice violates his First Amendment rights. A lawsuit filed by Mike Yoder questions one of the core principles of hunting and fishing in the United ...