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Polar express

February 12, 2016 MARQUETTE — The name “906 Polar Roll” says it all: It’s in the Upper Peninsula, it’s during the winter and the roll part has to do with bikes, in this case, fat bikes. more »»

Officials warn of thin ice for Michigan free fishing weekend

February 12, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Anglers should use caution when going out onto frozen lakes and rivers for the state’s Winter Free Fishing Weekend because recently warmer weather has melted ice, leaving unstable... more »»

Fishing derbies are taking place this weekend

February 12, 2016 If anybody had any doubt about the season we are in the middle of, the past several days certainly took care of that. more »»

Gone fishin’

February 12, 2016 Upper Peninsula ? Munising: Still has ice in the bay, but areas to avoid because of poor ice and/or the movement of ice are Powell Point, the city docks, and Sand Point. more »»

Researchers determine crack origin

February 12, 2016 MENOMINEE (AP) — Faculty and student researchers from Michigan Tech University believe they have figured out how a large crack opened in the ground more five years ago near the Michigan-Wisconsin... more »»

Habitat vital in assisting Upper Peninsula deer herd

February 5, 2016 This winter has certainly been much more enjoyable for getting out into the woods, with not even a need for snowshoes or skis up until recently. more »»

Going with the grain

February 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — When can a bag of M&M’s put a person in potential mortal danger? Last year, Carolyn and Evan Provencher had that experience during a long trip they took last year on the Appalachian Trail. more »»

Gone fishin’

February 5, 2016 Upper Peninsula - Munising: Ice conditions in the bay varied and caution needs to be used. There may also be more open water after the strong winds. Most anglers were targeting whitefish or splake. more »»

Winter thaw triggers sap run

February 5, 2016 WEST TOPSHAM, Vt. more »»

Reloading 101

January 29, 2016 NEGAUNEE — Primer was used in a larger primer of sorts — a class dedicated to the art of metallic cartridge reloading. more »»

Mild weather impacts wildlife differently

January 29, 2016 It’s a lot different having cold, snowy weather arrive in the middle of winter rather than well before the season even begins, although it’s certainly arrived in full force this past week. more »»

Anaheim’s Clayton Stoner banned from hunting for 3 years

January 29, 2016 ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia (AP) — Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner was banned from hunting for three years and fined $10,000 for killing a grizzly bear on British Columbia’s central coast. more »»

Gone fishin’

January 29, 2016 Upper Peninsula - Little Bay De Noc: Ice conditions improved some from Gladstone north to the head of the bay, but again the ice thickness this year varies greatly in any given area. more »»


January 22, 2016 MARQUETTE — Katie Wilkinson of Ishpeming took her daughter Kenlie, 4, to Marquette Mountain recently to get her acquainted with the slope. more »»

Gone fishin’

January 22, 2016 Upper Peninsula Munising: Authorities have issued an ice warning for Munising Bay. A fishing boat left the bay early Wednesday morning and broke up the ice in the area. more »»

Mid-winter is a good time to regroup

January 22, 2016 We’ve survived the first half or so of winter in fine fashion, and it even seems to be moving along faster than normal. Of course, the calendar doesn’t show half the official winter season — Dec. more »»

Art in the Porkies

January 15, 2016 ONTONAGON — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced applications are being accepted for the Porcupine Mountains Artist-in-Residence Program for the 2016 spring, summer and fall an... more »»

Sealed-bid auction opens with 23 state properties

January 15, 2016 LANSING (AP) — Nearly two dozen properties managed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are for sale over the next few weeks in a sealed-bid auction. more »»

Predator hunts support U.P. deer herd

January 15, 2016 We’ve all heard about how three severe winters in a row, starting with the 2012-13 campaign, have devastated the Upper Peninsula deer herd. more »»

Gone fishin’

January 15, 2016 • Little Bay De Noc: Ice conditions are improving with the onset of very cold temperatures however conditions remain dangerous throughout the Bay. Ice covers the Bay north of the “Narrows. more »»



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