Don’t forget! Michigan’s 2018 fishing license season kicks off April 1

March 31, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– For those interested in going fishing in Michigan, a new license is required starting Sunday, April 1. That day is the kickoff to the state’s 2018 fishing license season, as well as the new fishing regulation cycle. All 2018 fishing licenses are good through March 31, 2019.

Anglers have eight options to choose from when making their purchase. All fishing licenses are good for all species.

  • Resident annual – $26
  • Nonresident annual – $76
  • Senior annual (for residents age 65 or older) – $11
  • 24-hour (resident or nonresident) – $10
  • 72-hour (resident or nonresident) – $30
  • Resident combo hunt/fish (base, annual fishing, two deer) – $76
  • Senior resident combo hunt/fish (base, annual fishing, two deer) – $43
  • Nonresident combo hunt/fish (base, annual fishing, two deer) – $266

There are several regulation changes this year, creating many new fishing opportunities for anglers. The new regulations go into effect on April 1, 2018, including the following:

  • Muskellunge harvest season has changed statewide to the first Saturday in June and includes a new catch-and-immediate release season open all year.
  • A new suite of waters has been added where anglers may retain an additional five brook trout in their daily possession limit of trout (10 brook trout possession waters).

Additionally, a new registration system has been put into place for anglers who harvest a lake sturgeon or muskellunge. The lake sturgeon fishing permit and harvest tag and the muskellunge harvest tags are no longer required or available. An angler who harvests a lake sturgeon or muskellunge is now required to report the harvest within 24 hours, either online at, by calling the toll-free number 844-345-FISH (3474) or in person at any Department of Natural Resources Customer Service Center during normal state business hours with advance notice of arrival. Please note that fish registrations won’t be accepted at any state fish hatcheries or DNR field offices, only at DNR Customer Service Centers.

For more information on Michigan fishing licenses and regulation changes, check out the 2018 Michigan Fishing Guide – available at license retailers or online at The online version is always up to date and available to download.

Don’t forget, there are two simple ways to buy a fishing license in Michigan:

  1. Visit a local license retailer or DNR Customer Service Center and make a purchase in person.
  2. Use the E-License system to buy a license online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just visit on your computer, smartphone or tablet to get started.

A new fishing license is required April 1 to coincide with the 2018 fishing season. Anglers can pick up a license – and a 2018 Michigan Fishing Guide – at retailers located across the state.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to

Royal Ballet’s ‘Rite of Spring/The Firebird’ Screened at NMU, April 1

March 31, 2018

Marquette, Mich.– The Northern Michigan University Music Department will host a screening of the Royal Ballet production of “The Rite of Spring/“The Firebird” at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 1, in Forest Roberts Theatre. The event is presented as part of the Siril Cinema Series.

The premiere of Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” in 1913 was a defining moment in 20th-century art. The piece challenged the era’s traditional music and prompted rioting in the audience. The original choreography was created by Vaslav Nijinsky. Over the last century, many versions of “The Rite of Spring” have been created. In 1962, Kenneth MacMillan created his own choreography for the Royal Ballet. His distinctive version explores elements of human concern: birth and death, sacrifice and renewal.

The event is free for NMU students, faculty and staff with an ID. Tickets are available to the general public for $10. They can be purchased at

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Doug Lindblom
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Blood Drive in Munising – April 3

March 31, 2018

Munising, Mi. – The U.P. Regional Blood Center, a service of UP Health System-Marquette will hold a blood drive with the bloodmobile on Tuesday, April 3 from noon to 3 p.m. at Neenah Paper Mill in Munising.

For an appointment, call Cori Deastman at 387-7556. Walk-ins are welcome.

NCLL Tour of Superior Extrusion – Registration Deadline – Apr. 3

March 31, 2018

Gwinn, Mi. – The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning will host a tour of Superior Extrusion’s plant on Tuesday, April 10 from 1 to 4 at K.I. Sawyer in Gwinn. Attendees will meet at the northwest corner of the Econo Foods parking lot in Marquette to load the bus that will take them to Superior Extrusion.

Attendees will see the aluminum extrusion process, which Plant Manager Dennis Boyle describes as “two gigantic Play-Doh-type machines.” Those attending are encouraged to wear sturdy footwear as they will walk and stand during the tour. Protective gear will be provided.

The cost is $3 for NCLL members and $8 for non-members, plus a $1 bus driver fee. Register by Tuesday, April 3, by calling 227-2979. Call Carole Bard at 228-9367 for more information.

Wonder Babies! Fun for Children 0-18 Months – April 3

March 31, 2018

Marquette, Mi. – Wonder Babies will be held Tuesday, April 3 from 10 to 10:40 a.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

The event will feature songs, rhymes, stories and fingerplays for ages 0 to 18 months and a loving adult. Older siblings are welcome. Adult social time will be from 10 to 10:15 a.m. and story time begins at 10:15 a.m.

The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.

Peter White Public Library Book Group Meeting – April 3

March 31, 2018

Marquette, Mi. – The Peter White Public Library Book Group will meet to share and discuss their favorite poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Dandelion Cottage Room of the library .

New members are welcome. For more information, call 228-9953.

“Eating You Alive” Film Screening – April 3

March 31, 2018

Marquette, Mi. – Northern Vegans will present the movie “Eating You Alive” on Tuesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

This documentary reveals why the standard American diet is making us sick and how switching to a plant-based lifestyle can help us improve our health. Vegan snacks will be available. All are welcome.

For more information, email Northern Vegans at or call 906-236-1279.

Free Income Tax Refund Assistance at NMU – April 3, 5

March 31, 2018

Marquette, Mich. – Northern Michigan University’s Beta Alpha Psi will offer free income tax return assistance to students and community members on Tuesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Trading Lab in the University Center at NMU.

Volunteers from NMU’s Beta Alpha Psi organization are certified through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The program will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday through April 12.

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