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Pictured above is the Cleveland Cliff Mining Co. in 1960. The building is now the vacant Cliffs-Dow Chemical Co. which rests along the Lake Superior shoreline. The city intends to sell the property in the near future.
Photo courtesy of Superior View

City to sell Cliffs-Dow

Trinity Carey April 26, 2018

The City of Marquette will release an intent to sell form this spring for the Cliffs-Dow Chemical Company property along Lakeshore Boulevard that was bought by the city almost three decades ago. The...

Lakeshore may move inland

Lakeshore may move inland

Trinity Carey April 19, 2018

Lakeshore Boulevard may move more inland if a $10 million grant application from the City of Marquette is accepted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE). The application, which was accepted by...

The Sustainable Garden Club acts to manage a completely student-run garden to empower and educate fellow students. They empathize sustainable practices such as permaculture. 
Photo by: Trinity Carey

Garden club plans project

Trinity Carey April 12, 2018

NMU’s Sustainable Garden Club is planning their new permaculture site near the Jacobetti Complex, projected to be complete this spring when the ground has thawed enough for planting. The student...

‘Big Pitch’ new business contest selects winner

‘Big Pitch’ new business contest selects winner

Trinity Carey April 5, 2018

A new activity made its way to the shores of Lake Superior last summer and this year it will return even bigger. Portage Paddle Sports offers Stand Up Paddle boards, kayaks, float tubes and inflatable...

Garden Bouquet and Design, lcoated on Spring Street, offers unique floral arrangements, build your own terrarium sets, home decorations, apothecary and more.
Photo by: Trinity Carey

Garden Bouquet offers unique floral arrangements & more

Trinity Carey March 29, 2018

We think of flowers for school dances, weddings, Valentine’s Day and to fill our gardens with each spring and summer. While seemingly a small detail, some moments in life just wouldn’t be complete...

Students to present business ideas at The Big Pitch

Students to present business ideas at The Big Pitch

Trinity Carey March 27, 2018

Have you ever stormed up a brain child that you thought just may improve the world? Have you had an idea for an invention or a business that could make it big, but lack the funds to start it up? You...

Cosmetology students work at their styling stations in the cosmetology salon located in the Jacobetti Complex.
Photo by: Trinity Carey

Cosmic cuts: NMU cosmetology students get hands-on professional experience styling hair, nails at Jacobetti Complex

Trinity Carey March 22, 2018

The start of spring always calls for some change. Spring cleaning, putting away the winter coat, and perhaps a new hairdo? You might find yourself sitting in a chair adorned in a gown and chatting with...

A member of the Northern Michigan University chapter of Best Buddies sports mismatched socks to spread awareness about the unique personalities of individuals with Down Syndrome. 
Photo by: Trinity Carey

Odd socks for WDSD

Trinity Carey March 22, 2018

You may have noticed a number of students walking across campus in mismatched socks yesterday. In honor of World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), the NMU Chapter of Best Buddies International, a nonprofit organization...

NMU’s Best Buddies to  become official chapter

NMU’s Best Buddies to become official chapter

Trinity Carey March 15, 2018

NMU’s associate chapter of Best Buddies International, a nonprofit group aiming to end the stigma surrounding the Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) community while building friendships...

Beers are bottled and available in the tasting room every Saturday. Photo by: Lindsey Eaton

Wish you were beer

Trinity Carey March 1, 2018

Marquette is characterized by an abundance of snow, its expansive Superior coastline, the “Eh’s?” and “Yah’s” heard on the street and more recently by the beer we drink. In the last decade...

Community members have decorated the statue of Phil Niemisto located in his pocket park.

Phil Niemisto: Window Washer, Gardener, Giver, Local Icon and Old Soul

Trinity Carey February 27, 2018

Editor’s note - Local icon Phil Niemisto died on Sunday, Feb. 25, in his home. He was 88-years-old. In commemoration, The North Wind is featuring the following series of quotes from Phil about his life...


Community to spread goodness

Trinity Carey February 22, 2018

Celebrate on Friday, March 9, with Spread Goodness Day, an event created with the intent of encouraging others to carry out one small act of kindness and “[make] the world so bright you’re gonna need...

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