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Abandoned ore dock may have future

October 26, 2012 MARQUETTE — To some area residents, the ore dock in Marquette’s lower harbor is an architectural relic of great importance in local culture and history. To others, it’s simply an eyesore. more »»

NSA students assist migrating butterflies

October 19, 2012 MARQUETTE — Students in North Star Academy’s Community Environmental Education program helped out the famous migration of the monarch butterfly this month by traveling to the Stonington Peninsula an... more »»

Negaunee gets new recycling program

September 14, 2012 MARQUETTE — Residents of the City of Negaunee will be enjoying a new recycling program as the city has agreed to participate in the Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority’s program. more »»

City of Marquette to stage ‘Trash to Treasure Day’ Saturday

September 7, 2012 MARQUETTE — The streets of Marquette will be lined with potential treasures Saturday as the city’s annual “Trash to Treasure Day” kicks off at 8 a.m. “(Participation) has varied from year to yea. more »»

City gets EPA grant to boost water quality

August 31, 2012 MARQUETTE — The city of Marquette will receive a grant worth nearly $180,000 to attempt to improve water quality along the shoreline in the city’s north. The grant, which is a part of the U.S. more »»

Saving money can be as easy as pulling the plug

August 24, 2012 MARQUETTE — As area residents lay their heads down to sleep after a long day, they may be using electricity in their home without even knowing it. more »»

Tourville North residents enjoy home-grown food

August 17, 2012 MARQUETTE — As the growing season for Upper Peninsula residents is winding down to a close, residents of Tourville North Apartments in Marquette are finding themselves with an abundance of home-grow... more »»

Appreciating farmers markets

August 10, 2012 MARQUETTE — It’s farmers market appreciation week, a time several area market administrators say is great to celebrate the benefits that local markets bring to area residents. more »»

Program recycles cellphones to help keep Negaunee green

July 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — All too often with technology, as soon as consumers buy something, a newer, better version comes along, leaving plenty of people with out-dated electronics and no idea how to recycle them. more »»

Pharmaceutical drop-off program ready to go

July 20, 2012 MARQUETTE — Thanks to a combination of local high school students and teachers, the Marquette County Health Department and a passionate Illinois teacher, area residents will soon have a full-time... more »»

Leave no trace a trend among campers

June 29, 2012 MARQUETTE — As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, many people will take to the woods for a long weekend of camping and relaxation, emerging only for a celebratory parade and fireworks display. more »»

10,000 trees: Cedar Tree Institute volunteers to plant seedlings across U.P

June 15, 2012 MARQUETTE — Groups of people from across the Upper Peninsula are banding together in the coming weeks to undertake an effort of huge proportions. more »»

Ride more, drive less

June 8, 2012 MARQUETTE — Area drivers may begin noticing an influx of cyclists on the roads in the coming weeks, as three area businesses have partnered to host a summer-long biking challenge. more »»

Bog excavation uncovers yesteryear junk pile

May 4, 2012 MARQUETTE — Crews discovered more than they bargained for as they worked to excavate land around the Presque Isle bog walk, an area that was fraught with controversy between local birders and the... more »»

Save a tree, save the world

April 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — With an annual reduction of 22,689 metric tons of carbon, Northern Michigan University is ranked among the top five institutions that lowered their carbon footprint through Johnson... more »»

Got milk weed

April 13, 2012 MARQUETTE — Students from the Powell Township School District tried their hand at gardening Wednesday at the Hiawatha National Forest’s greenhouse in Marquette. more »»

MARESA wants status quo on severance tax issue

April 13, 2012 MARQUETTE — With so many questions and concerns surrounding the controversial proposed mining severance tax, a Marquette Alger Regional Educational Services Agency official is hoping things stay jus... more »»

Community garden prep starts in area, region

March 23, 2012 MARQUETTE — The first day of spring came and went on Tuesday, following a week of unseasonably warm temperatures that got many area residents thinking about their garden. more »»

Solar will power city home

March 16, 2012 MARQUETTE — Ginnie Killough and her family are beginning to put the finishing touches on an earth-friendly home that’s been 21 years in the making. more »»

Wind turbine project located on Garden Peninsula

March 2, 2012 MARQUETTE — The first wind turbine installed on the Garden Township Wind Farm became operational this month and is working to generate its projected 5,000 megawatt hours of energy for the year. more »»



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