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Outdoors

Free fishing today, Sunday in Michigan

IRON MOUNTAIN — It’s “Three Free” weekend in Michigan, featuring free fishing, free use of ORV trails and free entry to state parks and state-managed boating access sites. Residents and nonresidents can enjoy fishing without a license today and Sunday. All other regulations ...

Fishing 101

In May, students in Brenda DalSanto’s fifth-grade physical education class at Beecher-Dunbar-Pembine School participated in a fishing unit. Students attended classes that taught them about open water rules, regulations and fishing techniques. As the final chapter of this unit, the students ...

Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop moved to September

MARQUETTE — The traditional June summer workshop for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors Woman program is being moved for this year to Sept. 10-12 at a new location. The BOW program gives women, 18 and older, an opportunity to improve their outdoors skills ...

Avoid foam on waterbodies

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is issuing its annual recommendation that Michiganders should avoid contact with foam they may see on Michigan waterbodies such as lakes, rivers and streams. The foam may have unknown chemicals or bacteria in them, so it is ...

Boney Falls reservoir work planned

MARQUETTE — Upper Peninsula Power Company’s boat launch facility at Dam No. 4 on the Boney Falls reservoir in Delta County will be temporarily closed to the public Monday. Access to the campground that is located near Dam No. 4 will remain open but will be delayed at times. Crews will be ...