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Locks open Pandora’s box

May 29, 2015 What is Pandora's box and what locks you ask? Pandora's Box was an artifact in Greek mythology. more »»

The walleye are here!

May 22, 2015 This past Monday Portage and Torch Lakes became home to 1.2 million walleye fr. more »»

Rain, mist and misfit creeks

May 15, 2015 It was a Pacific Northwest kind of day, Monday. Cloudy. Misty. Mist fading into rain. Rain fading into mist. So I went looking for a Pacific Northwest kind of place. more »»

Fly me to the moon ... in search of fish

May 8, 2015 As warmer weather approaches more and more people are turning their attention towards fishing. more »»

Marietta gets one more race in

April 24, 2015 LUTSEN, Minn. — James Marietta took home first-place honors in three divisions at the Cor Motorsports Midwest Extreme Snowmobile Challenge last weekend. more »»

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 »»



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