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Friday: Outdoors

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 ...

Outdoors North

The room was comfortably large and a good place for a group to meet, especially if a kitchen might be needed. It even had a dance floor. It was a good morning to be indoors, as indicated by the scene outside the big picture windows facing the lake. It was cold and misting rain with strong, ...