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TRASH OR TREASURE — Customers flip through racks of clothing at the Marquette Goodwill. Not only is thrift shopping an incredibly relaxing experience, but buying items second-hand is great for our environment.

Opinion — Why you should thrift more

Andie Balenger February 1, 2023

On any given weekend, you will likely find me sifting through racks of clothing at a local thrift store.  Contrary to popular belief, my fondness for thrift shopping did not develop after listening...

NMU students draft emergency climate action resolution for city of Marquette

NMU students draft emergency climate action resolution for city of Marquette

Ayanna Allen, Staff Writer October 22, 2021
NMU students and faculty presented an emergency climate action resolution to Marquette’s city commission in response to rising concerns of local and global climate change.
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SOLAR POWER - The Superior Solar Project hopes to be in the construction phase as early as mid-2022 and in an operational capacity by the end of 2023. The solar farm will be located in Sands Township.

Renewable energy company plans to install solar farm in Marquette by end of 2023

Ayanna Allen March 4, 2021
Savion plans to bring solar energy to Marquette by 2023. The hope is to help educate the local community about the benefits of a renewable energy project.
Micah Munts
ON THE ROCKS—Lakeshore Boulevard is covered in rocks caused by the rising water levels pushing them onto the road. Initiatives to move the highway an additional 500 ft has been discussed by city officials but a decision has yet to be reached.

Lake Superior coastline threatened by climate change

Rayna Sherbinow March 12, 2020

Water levels in Lake Superior are at an all time high, according to Carl Lindquist, executive director of the Superior Watershed Partnership (SWP) in Marquette.  Lindquist says water levels have...

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