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Outdoors

Good news from L’Anse Lakefront Concerts

The Village of L’Anse/DDA Lakefront concerts will begin its full schedule Thursday, July 2, 7 p.m., featuring Chad Borgen and the Collective. It is felt the park is large enough to facilitate social distancing under the new guidelines from Governor Whitmer. Good music in a beautiful park ...

Potential asbestos exposure removed – safe to resume walking and biking

HUBBELL – The advisory to avoid walking and biking along a 1,000 foot section of M-26 near the C&H Mineral Building in Hubbell has been lifted. It is now safe to resume activity in the right-of way of the highway. In April of 2018, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD) ...

Dollar Bay-Tamarack City school graduation

DOLLAR BAY — Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools held its unique 2020 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. at the Dollar Bay Baseball Park. The honored seniors were seated along the fence of the ball field in golf carts and side-by-sides! Families were parked in vehicles ...

First West Nile virus activity of 2020 detected in Michigan

LANSING - The first West Nile virus activity for Michigan in 2020 has been reported in a captive hawk from Lapeer County. Residents are reminded that the best way to protect themselves against West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses, including Eastern Equine Encephalitis, is to ...

Turning in tagged fish could net cash reward

People who regularly fish Michigan waters likely are familiar with the state’s marked and tagged fish program. Through assistance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Great Lakes states, including Michigan, are mass marking popular gamefish (like steelhead, Chinook salmon, Atlantic ...

NPS, Keweenaw National Historical Park award Heritage Grants

CALUMET — The Advisory Commission and National Park Service at Keweenaw National Historical Park are pleased to announce that 17 Keweenaw Heritage Grants have been awarded for projects across Michigan’s historic Copper Country. A total of $124,574.00 was disbursed, with an emphasis on ...

MDARD offering tips for mosquito control

LANSING – With warmer summer weather finally here, Michiganders are urged to remember to take precautions against mosquitos, ticks and the diseases they carry. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is providing guidance for safely choosing and using insect ...

Local scouting invites the public to join them on a hike-in this weekend

MARQUETTE — Lace on those hiking boots, and plan a family hike for the last weekend in May. The Bay-Lakes Council is pleased to invite the general public to join Scouts and Families from across the Upper Peninsula and Northeast Wisconsin for a Hike-In this weekend. Send us your pictures as ...

Information on Michigan-regulated dams available through new interactive map

LANSING — A new GIS mapping tool listing every dam regulated by the State of Michigan, and information about their conditions, is available from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE). The tool provides the location of each of the 1059 state-regulated dams ...

Experience the Keweenaw goes virtual for Memorial Day Weekend

Despite sunny skies and warming temperatures, the coronavirus has forced many to cancel their annual Memorial Day Weekend travels to the Keweenaw this year. For those yearning for a taste of the great outdoors, you don’t have to miss out thanks to this year’s virtual Experience the Keweenaw ...

Gov. Whitmer signs House bill into law

LANSING — Today, Governor Whitmer signed House Bill 5496 into law. House Bill 5496 amends the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to make technical corrections to certain definitions in Part 115, Solid Waste Management, related to the regulation of coal ash landfills. These ...

DNR wants hunter input on proposed 2020 deer hunting regulations

A new package of deer hunting regulations designed to simplify rules and remove barriers to participation was introduced to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission Thursday at the commission’s regular monthly meeting, which was conducted in an online and conference call format due to ...