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Giardia — not Saturday Night fever

April 24, 2015 So is it, a) An Italian chef, b) Manager of the NY Yankees, c) A flower in your mother's garden, d) A Greek opera singer, e) A musical group, f) What Bemidji State hockey fans get, g) All of the... more »»

Rolling smoothly on new spring tires

April 17, 2015 As it turns out, the revelation wasn’t as earth-shattering as I first thought it would be, and the experiential revolution was not so dramatic as I had hoped. more »»

Birds, meteors flying around this month

April 10, 2015 t’s spring and the bird migration is in full swing. I haven’t noticed many newcomers to our bird feeder yet, but I was glad to finally have a flock of evening grosbeaks start visiting this winte. more »»

Marietta masters new style of racing

March 27, 2015 GREENLAND — A new form of snowmobile racing made its debut this past Saturday.  It was a combination of a hill climb, snow cross and cross country race, and called a hill challenge. more »»

Grayling restoration efforts past and future

March 27, 2015 Last month we learned that by 1900 our native Michigan grayling were extinct in the Lower Peninsula, but were hanging on in Houghton County’s Otter River. more »»

Swift changes: seasons and colors

March 20, 2015 Tuesday night I went out skiing along the Torch Lake shore, out on the old sand bank the stamp mills and the regrinding mills left behind. more »»

Rules change for snowmobiles in National Forests

March 13, 2015 CALUMET — If you enjoy snowmobiling on state forest lands, a new regulation may mean a change in your route. According to the Jan. more »»

As thaw begins, so does sap run

March 13, 2015 The temperature finally broke 32 degrees since, I can’t remember, was it Halloween? The snowbanks are starting to shrink during the day and you can hear water dripping off the buildings and trees. more »»

Ripley racers roll at regional championship

February 27, 2015 RIPLEY — Three members of the Mont Ripley Racing Team, Jenna Stein (15), Allyson Fenton (14) and Katherine Jarvis (14), competed at Marquette Mountain in the USSA/Central Division U14 and U16... more »»

Kaurala a contender for King of the Hill at Caspian climb

February 27, 2015 CASPIAN — Snowmobile hillclimbers from three states met at this past Saturday's Mid America Championship Hillclimb. more »»

Grayling a relic of fishing days gone by

February 27, 2015 There once was a fish called the Michigan grayling; Whose numbers through human activities began failing; Lumberjacks, fishermen, and others were affecting their population; Fisheries biologists... more »»

Ski Tigers finish first at frigid state meet

February 20, 2015 HOUGHTON — With temperatures hovering around zero and wind chills as low as minus-30, the Copper Country Ski Tigers Nordic ski team braved the elements to compete against several other teams from... more »»

Snow sculptures remain after Winter Carnival

February 20, 2015 By now the Winter Carnival statues in Houghton and Hancock are starting to get a little long in the tooth. more »»

This weekend is Winter Free Fishing Weekend

February 13, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering its winter free fishing weekend this weekend, with no fishing license required for anglers testing their skills against the... more »»

LaCosse puts the power down in Sagola drag races

February 13, 2015 SAGOLA — Champion is more than just where Matt LaCosse calls home, it is a title he has had at many snowmobile drag races over the year. more »»

Hardy birds band together to get through winter

February 13, 2015 I’ve often wondered how the birds that stick around endure the winter. A friend recently piqued my interest on this subject so I decided to do a little research. more »»

Colorado skier wins Noquemanon marathon

January 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — A bitterly cold wind may have slowed down other skiers Saturday, but not Colorado’s Tad Elliott. more »»

Wolf management discussed at State Senate teleconference

January 30, 2015 MANISTIQUE — The Upper Peninsula and Lansing were a little closer Wednesday afternoon as U.P. more »»

Delong leads rampant Ski Tigers

January 23, 2015 CABLE, Wis. - On one of the toughest courses in the Midwest, the Copper Country Ski Tigers race team represented well in the Midwest/Great Lakes Junior National Qualifier this weekend. more »»

Buschell blazes at Ontonagon Snow Drags

January 16, 2015 ONTONAGON — Lake Linden's Jerry Buschell won the Top Gun Feature at Saturday's Ontonagon County Economic Partnership (OCEP) Upper Peninsula Snow Drag Championship. more »»



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