st. ignace en Harnessing ice and wind for thrills in Michigan's UP <p>If you were listening to Michigan Radio last night, you might have caught a snippet on <a href="">PRI&#39;s The World</a> about a unique winter sports championship that took place recently in Michigan&#39;s Upper Peninsula with contestants from all over the globe.</p><p>In case you missed it, here&#39;s the general idea.</p> Tue, 06 Mar 2012 20:19:48 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 6520 at Harnessing ice and wind for thrills in Michigan's UP Training for an icy water oil spill <p>A three-day exercise testing the&nbsp;U.S.&nbsp;Coast Guard&#39;s ability to contain oil spills on large freshwater waterways is scheduled to wrap up today near St. Ignace.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The weather has been ideal,&nbsp;with a wintry blast creating the icy, unpleasant conditions Coast Guard officials wanted.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;It&#39;s&nbsp;very necessary to make sure that we&#39;re ready to respond in case something does happen,&quot;&nbsp;George Degener,&nbsp;a&nbsp;Coast Guard&nbsp;spokesman said.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:50:21 +0000 Steve Carmody 5927 at