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Wolves relocated to Isle Royale park finding plenty to eat

Dec. 2, 2019 12:28 PM EST

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — Scientists say gray wolves relocated to Isle Royale National Park are adjusting nicely to their new surroundings and finding plenty of prey. Officials released findings Monday from observations of wolves that were captured on the mainland and taken to the Lake Superior park during...

Longtime superintendent of Isle Royale National Park retires

Nov. 3, 2019 9:24 AM EST

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — The longtime superintendent of Isle Royale National Park in Michigan is retiring. Phyllis Green stepped down Friday as head of the remote park in northwestern Lake Superior. She held the position for 18 years. It was her final stop in a 41-year career with the federal government that...

Michigan students assessing benefits of water-based gardens

Oct. 28, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

HOUGHTON, Mich. (AP) — There are a lot of reasons to consider growing indoors if you live in the Upper Peninsula. Short summers and increasingly unpredictable storms make growing almost anything outside a risky endeavor. But some reasons aren't exclusive to the U.P., either. "It's easy to keep diseases...