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Maple trees suffer

Maple trees suffer

By John Blanchard Recent wet, heavy snowstorms wrought havoc on those who live in the eastern Upper Peninsula. Many of us have had to deal with power outages, which in some cases lasted for days. Our yards are littered with fallen tree limbs and side roads are covered...
New interactive map highlights Great Lakes shipwrecks

New interactive map highlights Great Lakes shipwrecks

The cold, fresh waters of the Great Lakes are literally littered with shipwrecks – pieces of history capturing chapters of a time when transport by water was as important as transport by land. Some, like the Syracuse, recall the Great Lakes’ sailing heyday when goods...
Snowmobile trail cleanup ongoing in UP

Snowmobile trail cleanup ongoing in UP

Snowmobile club trail crews continue working to clear trees and branches from trails in the Upper Peninsula in the wake of recent snow and ice storms. In the eastern part of the region, heavy tree damage and downed powerlines were reported after a strong Dec. 29...
Trees are for the birds

Trees are for the birds

By Bill Cook According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, wildlife watching in Michigan is estimated to be a two-plus billion-dollar activity. Birding, alone, attracts about two million people. In the high altitude economic picture, these aren’t huge numbers but...
Sections of  snowmobile trail closed in EUP

Sections of snowmobile trail closed in EUP

A bridge washout and excessive water on a trail has forced the temporary closure of two snowmobile trail segments in the eastern Upper Peninsula. The trail segments are closed until further notice. In Chippewa County, north of Paradise, a section of the UP 452 Trail...
Erik Rintamaki is showing Yooperlites in Tokyo

Erik Rintamaki is showing Yooperlites in Tokyo

There is no language barrier when it comes to Yooperlite rocks. That’s what Erik Rintamaki, the Newberry native who discovered Yooperlites, has learned. Rintamaki is currently in Tokyo, Japan for the 2019 Tokyo Mineral Show and has seen show guests react in amazement...