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Barn creates dream place for Michigan Farmer

By Jan Corey Arnett Nate Demers has traveled the world, and until recently, he lived in Marquette. The Negaunee native is a log home restoration professional, a career that takes him to interesting places and structures. He now primarily focuses on northern Michigan...

TASA 2020 Trail Clean-Up

By Larry Johnson Jr.   I am president of our local Tahquamenon Area Snowmobile Association (TASA). I just wanted to take the time to thank all who were involved in helping maintain the trails in our area. We held our annual trail clean-up on October 3 and 4,...

The stink about skunks

By Carol Stiffler A quick walk through Newberry at night, or any place in the region, is often remarkably quiet. But any walker worth their sneakers knows they’d better watch for skunks. There seem to be skunks-a-plenty in the area, and their corpses dot roadsides in...

The best local roads for fall colors

Michigan in the fall is like a scene out of a painting, and residents across the state are its observers. What better way to appreciate the fall colors than to take a drive down a county road – a very safe outing during the pandemic, with affordable gasoline prices...

Michigan confirms few wolf livestock conflicts

Official records show that in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, only six out of approximately 900 livestock operations, or about 0.006%, experienced a conflict with wolves in 2019. The number of farms experiencing a conflict has been consistent over the past five years.  ...

Michigan wolf surveys show stable, healthy population

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said that the state’s wolf population has remained relatively stable over the past nine years, with the most recent survey completed this past winter. DNR Wildlife Division staff who participated in this latest survey...