Wheat ears are silhouetted against the setting sun at a field in the Ararat valley in Armenia on July 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYAN        (Photo credit should read KAREN MINASYAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Upper Peninsula Mine Wants State Lease For More Exploration

Eagle Mine’s request to the Department of Natural Resources targets a parcel about 2 miles west of the existing mine in Marquette County.

CBS Detroit–08/09/2015

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4 People Charged In Michigan Bear Parts Probe

Four people have been charged in an investigation of the illegal sale of bear parts.

CBS Detroit–08/04/2015

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Wildfire In Upper Peninsula’s Marquette County Under Control

An 80-acre wildfire in the Upper Peninsula is under control.

CBS Detroit–08/02/2015

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Michigan Hunters Can Apply For Antlerless Deer Permits

Hunters can seek one license in any open deer management unit statewide.

CBS Detroit–07/20/2015

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Rash Of Fires In Upper Peninsula Linked To Burning Debris, Careless Fires

Most of these fires are caused by people having campfires or those burning debris who leave the fires unattended.

CBS Detroit–04/20/2015

Caesar the pig. (Credit: Facebook/Justice 4 Caesar The Pot Bellied Pig)

Family Upset After DNR Officer Fatally Shoots Pet Pig

Last week, the family posted on Facebook that the pig was missing and followed his tracks to a puddle of blood.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2015

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Be A Prince! Michigan Officials Seek Frog, Toad Survey Volunteers

Observers visit the sites three times each spring, when frogs and toads breed.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/03/2015

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Weather Conditions Put Damper On Michigan Wildfires In 2014

DNR fire specialist Bryce Avery says the Upper Peninsula had above-average snowfall and, in the spring, snow stayed on the ground longer than usual as temperatures were below average.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/26/2015

Dwarf epauletted fruit bat (Micropteropus pussilus) flying at night (iStock photo)

Officials: New Cases Of White-Nose Syndrome In Bats Found

State officials say they’ve received the first reports this winter of Michigan bats dying from white-nose syndrome.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/25/2015

Dad and Son Fishing. (Photo/Michigan DNR)

Michigan’s Annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says anyone may fish Michigan waters without a license on Feb. 14 and 15.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/05/2015