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Friday: Outdoors

Outdoors North: Soaking up the sights of Autumn

“There was a cold wind blowing on the night we met, the leaves fell from the trees, you made a lot of promises I ain’t seen yet, I ain’t gonna ask you please,” – Dave Alvin The afternoon was the blustery sort, with the wind whipping the tree limbs on the maple trees around in ...

Do you see what I see?

By CASEY WARNER Michigan Department of Natural Resources MARQUETTE — For those looking to experience nature’s grandeur, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in the western Upper Peninsula — fondly known as “the Porkies” — is the place to go. Featuring 60,000 acres of ...

Alumni achievement award

MARQUETTE — Jim Paquette of Negaunee developed an interest in history and archaeology at a young age, in large part because his paternal grandfather instilled pride in the family’s French Canadian-First Nation Metis ancestry and traditional lifestyle. As he grew older, Paquette wanted to ...

Outdoors North

I just recently returned from a trip to Nashville. The last time I went to Nashville it was in Indiana. This time it was the one in Tennessee. A couple of interesting thoughts on things I contemplated there. One is the naming of things, in this case birds. First, it’s interesting to me ...

Outdoors North: Dreaded Sept. 30 is here

“These are the days no one sees, they run together for company,” – Paul Westerberg Out into the distance, the long, dirt road wound, wet and slick reminding me of some colossal, brown serpent whose head and tail I could not see. Clearly, its width was massive, especially compared to ...

New patch commemorates program’s 50 years

MARQUETTE — This year marks 50 years of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ deer management cooperator patch, which was first produced in 1972. Brian Shaw of downstate Spring Arbor created the winning 2022 deer patch design, which commemorates the patch’s five decades, the DNR ...