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Friday: Outdoors

Outdoors North: Nature strips away all the worries of the world

“What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding,” — Nick Lowe Out here, along the pine-needle-covered gravel road, the inch or so of snow that fell last night is still here. It’s one of those dry, fluffy type of snows that can blow away like feathers with just a gentle puff of ...

US national parks to offer look into green-friendly transit

Americans may soon get a better glimpse into a future of green-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg signed a joint pledge Wednesday to test some of the newest and most innovative travel ...

‘The Spirit of the Hunt’

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Lydia Olson Library is hosting a multimedia art exhibit titled “The Spirit of the Hunt,” presented in collaboration with Project Coyote. Curated by Catherine Plank, a University of Michigan graduate student, the exhibit is intended to promote ...

Outdoors North: Longing for the scent of campfire smoke

“Her eyes shone bright like the pretty lights that shine in the night out of Yerington town.” — Tom Campbell There’s a feeling nudging me on an increasingly regular basis, tugging at the sleeve of my blue-plaid flannel at the elbow. It’s kind of like somebody I can’t see trying ...

Michigan moose among us

MICHIGAMME — Off the edge of a parking lot at Van Riper State Park, an interpretive display showcases information and artifacts resulting from one of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ most shining achievements. The “moose lift,” as it was nicknamed, was a translocation ...

Outdoors North

“I haven’t known peace and quiet for so long, I don’t remember what it’s like.” — Bob Dylan Sometimes, like today, when I am sitting alongside the still, clear waters of one of these north-country, freshwater lakes, I get a feeling inside. It’s a strange sensation. I feel ...