LANSING, MI - The Michigan Department of Natural Resources says that with help from tribes and other partners more than 4.8 million fingerlings have been stocked this year in state waters.
The DNR Fisheries Division says that the fingerlings were reared in ponds that are critical for its cool water fisheries management. More than 20 walleye ponds were used this year. Most rely heavily on support from sportsmen's groups.
Eggs are taken from adult walleye from the Muskegon River and Little Bay De Noc. The eggs then hatch at state fish hatcheries.
After hatching, the larval walleyes are moved to ponds where they are reared for 50 to 60 days. The fingerlings are then stocked in public waters.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
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