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Outdoors

Michigan Mass Timber Summit – now virtual – set for fall

LANSING — The Michigan Mass Timber Summit - postponed due to COVID-19 - is going virtual, and there’s plenty of time left to register. The summit, originally planned for April, is now a series of three web-based sessions from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6. It ...

Anglers must register muskie, sturgeon

LANSING — If you’re fishing for lake sturgeon and muskellunge this season, don’t forget to register your harvest within 24 hours - it’s required. You can register two ways: online at Michigan.gov/RegisterFish, or by calling the new number at 906-287-0816. “Anglers who register their ...

Column: Places hold a peculiar kind of magic

“Who are these people? What is this place,” Tonio K. — — — The idea of place holds a good deal of intrigue for me. Pick a place on a map, anyplace, and it’s somewhere that something resides. Maybe it’s a place somebody was born or grew up or it might simply be a spot ...

ORV route reopened in Houghton County

HANCOCK — A state-managed off-road vehicle route between the Portage Lift Bridge and Dollar Bay in Houghton County has been re-opened after work was completed to create an interim bypass trail route. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced the re-opening today after a county ...

Escanaba native, fly fishing guide lands musky

Courtesy photo James Pryal, an Escanaba native and a fly fishing guide for Into the Wild Fly Fishing Guide Service, lands a 46.1 inch musky on the fly. This huge female weighing 25-30 pounds inhaled a streamer in fifteen feet of water. After a quick picture, she was returned safely to the water.

Column: Old times have moved on down the road

“Hey, talk about her travelin’ she’s the fastest train on the line, it’s that Orange Blossom Special, rollin’ down the Seaboard Line,” – Ervin T. Rouse — — — MARQUETTE — The section of road I’m on today used to be a railroad grade. As I move south through these ...