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Michigan Tech observes World Water Day

March 26, 2014 HOUGHTON — Since the release of the documentary “GasLand” in 2010, hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as fracking, has been in the public spotlight. more »»

FIRST in the U.P.

March 19, 2014 MARQUETTE — After working out the kinks during its first regional competition, the Marquette Area Public Schools FIRST Robotics Team #3617, Cold Logic, is ready for its next big game. more »»

Making paper math chains can be fun

March 19, 2014 Remember those paper chains you made for holidays? They are more than just a decoration. They are a useful tool for counting and teaching addition and subtraction with your young children. more »»

Familiar teachers retiring from L’Anse Public Schools

March 19, 2014 L’ANSE — Elementary Principal Thomas Sprague and Athletic Director Brenda Ballor, both longtime fixtures in the L’Anse Area Schools, will be retiring at the end of this school year. more »»

MEAP results in Gladstone School District discussed

March 19, 2014 GLADSTONE — The Gladstone School Board discussed the results of MEAP testing Monday night. more »»

Focus on feelings

March 12, 2014 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s first-ever anti-bullying art contest showcases a number of varied entries, ranging from videos to ceramics and everything in between. more »»

Healthy snacks, one at a time

March 5, 2014 MARQUETTE — Students at Bothwell Middle School have a new source of snacks, a healthy vending machine has been installed at the school to help students make nutritious choices during the school da. more »»

Lifelong student champions Mancelona education

March 5, 2014 TRAVERSE CITY — Amy Burk had an idyllic childhood in the rural outskirts of Flushing, where she lived next door to her grandparents' dairy farm. more »»

Shuffleboard can be a fun activity

March 5, 2014 “Mom and Dad, we really need a break. Will you please play with the grandkids for a few hours? ” Grandchildren grow up too fast. The answer this night is “yes. more »»

FU students to visit Finland,Russia

March 5, 2014 HANCOCK — Finlandia University students taking criminal justice courses will get a chance to compare and contrast how Finland and Russia deal with crime during an overseas study program in the two... more »»

It’s all in the wrist

February 26, 2014 MARQUETTE — With a little help from expert fly fishers, students in Marquette Senior High School found an alternative use for the school’s pool last week, perfecting their fly-fishing cast. more »»

Opening ceremonies for the Olympic Games held at K.I. Sawyer Elementary School

February 19, 2014 GWINN — K.I. Sawyer Elementary School students got a little taste of just how big the world is as they participated in their very own opening ceremonies for the Olympic Games earlier this month. more »»


February 12, 2014 GWINN — To a handful of Gwinn Middle School students, the term “take a hike” doesn’t mean what it used to. Tell them to take a hike and they’ll probably grab their gear and go. more »»

Have creative indoor fun on cold days

February 12, 2014 How can adults help insure that time indoors is spent with creative and fun activities rather than passive TV or other screen time? For activities to keep kids active on cold winter days see www. more »»

Fossils of Neanderthal DNA clump in human genome

February 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — Next time you call someone a Neanderthal, better look in a mirror. more »»

Budding entrepreneurs find home at NMU’s Wildcat Market

February 5, 2014 MARQUETTE — There’s plenty of items for sale inside the University Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University — NMU clothing, books for class, backpacks, food and drink. more »»

Make ice candles for winter fun

February 5, 2014 A few ice candles viewed from windows can turn your yard into a winter wonderland for young children. Ice candles are easy, beautiful, and cost next to nothing. more »»

Big splash: Telescope spies water plumes on Ceres

February 5, 2014 The largest object in the asteroid belt just got more attractive: Scientists have confirmed signs of water on the dwarf planet Ceres, one of the few bodies in the solar system to hold that... more »»

Up and running

January 29, 2014 MARQUETTE — Fully operational since Dec. 15, the newly constructed Gwinn Teen Clinic offers a number of medical services available to students right in their own Gwinn High School. more »»

Have fun playing with your food

January 29, 2014 How many times have you heard, “Don’t play with your food. Eat it?” Now young children can have fun with food and make it a learning experience, too. more »»



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