Feb 5, 2024 - News

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A sturgeon sits on top of some ice with a sunset in the background.

The short season for fishing for these sturgeon is canceled this year for the first time. Photo: Courtesy of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources

🐟 Black Lake sturgeon fishing season, an iconic wintertime event that lasts about five days, has been canceled for the first time by the state this year due to a lack of strong enough ice.

  • The government allows anglers to harvest a small number of the lake sturgeon, which were overfished for many years. (Detroit News)

🚮 A new state bill ramping up fines and punishments for dumping trash garnered support from some residents, though some also say fines alone can't solve the problem. (Planet Detroit)

🏀 Earl Cureton, former Pistons player and community ambassador with the organization for the last 10 years, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning at the age of 66. (Detroit News)


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