Author: Jacob Johnson

Hook & Hunting: Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative Hopes to Reintroduce Fish to Native Waters

The Michigan Arctic Grayling Initiative is a collaboration of 40 organizations working to bring Arctic Grayling back to the state. The Arctic Grayling was once a salmonid species native to lower peninsula rivers, but because of human influence, the fish population died off about 100 years ago. One of the organizations involved in the initiative is the Michigan DNR. “We’ve…

Big Rapids Looking To Buy Railroad Depot

Nearly 100 state owned properties are up for auction from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. And one of those properties is the Big Rapids Railroad Depot. The DNR is auctioning off properties they currently manage and think would be better suited for private owners. The depot was built in the 1880s on the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad. But…

The 65th Annual Baldwin Troutarama Is Underway

It’s not too late to enjoy the 65th Baldwin Troutarama. The event started in 1956 and has grown into a beloved festival, bringing thousands of people to Baldwin every year. From live music to the children fishing derby – there’s plenty for all ages to enjoy. But this year is even more special. Tomorrow will be the first parade at…

Hook & Hunting: 2020 DNR Deer Patches Available

The Michigan DNR is finally releasing their 2020 Deer Patches to hunters who harvested a deer last year. Hunters can normally bring in their deer for the DNR to get biological data from it. Getting one of the coveted patches was put on hold last year as the number of deer checking stations was restricted due to the pandemic. Hunters…

Clare County Homicide Suspects Officially Charged

The two men arrested in connection to a murder in Clare County were officially charged. Ronald McClure Ronald McClure was charged Thursday with one count of open murder and a felony firearms violation. Kenneth Young His bond was set at $1 million. McClure is accused of shooting and killing Brian Leszcz in Farwell on Tuesday night. Kenneth Young was charged…