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Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer November 1, 2021

Marquette is known for its natural beauty, most of which is brought on by its close proximity to Lake Superior. The lake hosts a setting for numerous recreational activities but all who enjoy this...

Joe Pera interacts with the audience after the premiere of his new episode of “Joe Pera Talks With You on Saturday, Oct. 16. Peras show was one of many shown at the Fresh Coast Film Festival over the course of four days.

5th annual Fresh Coast Film Fest encourages climate awareness through film

Olivia Apa, Features Writer October 22, 2021

The Fresh Coast Film Festival is a documentary film festival celebrating the outdoor lifestyle and conservation of the Great Lakes region, features documentaries with a range of topics from a humongous...

GALES OF SEPTEMBER—The NMU Sailing team poses for a picture. Even when temperatures dip and the wind picks up, you can find the sailors navigating the waters of Lake Superior. Photo courtesy of Kenadee Torres.

NMU sailing stays “Seasoned by Superior” through late fall

Dallas Wiertella, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

Lake Superior is one of the biggest parts of Northern Michigan's culture and many new students have come to know the lake by its adversity and bitter temperatures. While the end of the swimming season...

Photo courtesy of John Pepin

Watch out for riptides; lake safety

Peter Smedley June 4, 2021

Summertime at the beach, a warm breeze and kids shouting at the temperature of the water are all familiar sights around the Great Lakes. While there is no chance of a shark attack on these waters, the...

Sailing the Superior seas

Sailing the Superior seas

Peter Smedley June 4, 2021

Lake Superior is not quite an ocean, yet to many who have not experienced a Great Lake, it might appear as one. The lake is home to local swimmers, kayakers, surfers and sailors who all have learned to...

SURFS UP ON LAKE SUPERIOR—Once the height of the waves increase, so will the popularity of surfing on Lake Superior. With fall arriving so fast, winter isn’t far behind. That’s when the surfing weather will be in its prime.

Lake Superior surfing season picks up

Travis Nelson September 8, 2020

As fall and winter draw closer, Lake Superior’s waves are higher and the splashes hit harder. When the waves are huge, expect a group of brave NMU students to be hitting the beach with surfboards in...

HERE TO HELP—The Superior Watershed Partnership’s location at 2 Peter White Drive on Presque Isle is home to the initiative which aids impoverished families in the U.P. with financial assistance to help cover the energy costs of heating their homes during the brutal northern winters.

Low-income households receive energy assistance

Jackie Jahfetson November 21, 2019

With cooler temperatures already settling in the U.P., low-income households will be eligble to apply for financial energy assistance to help heat their homes this winter. The Superior Watershed Partnership...

MAKING CHANGE—Jordan Matterella stands with Ian Parkkonen, project leader for the planting of 500 cedar trees on behalf of the Interfaith Water Stewards in the summer of 2018.

Artist duo celebrates water

Akasha Khalsa October 10, 2019

October brings a new environmental art exhibit to Marquette, with “Water Rising,” a husband and wife project, on display at the Arts and Culture Center from Oct. 1-30. The exhibition is free and open...

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...

Photo by Emma Case: Lake Superior is experiencing a rise in water levels mostly due to a 
an increase in precipitation  for this region over the last five years.

Lake Superior water levels reach historic high

Trinity Carey November 9, 2017

Water levels in Lake Superior recently reached historic highs, running just four to five inches below the highest recorded levels for the fall months, a factor which affected the magnitude of the Oct....

Photo by Lindsey Eaton: A downed tree lies in the Academic Mall at NMU, one of many that was knocked down by high wind speeds around Marquette county on Tuesday. In other areas, downed trees have resulted in power outages for local residents.

High winds cause power outages around Marquette County

Von Lanier October 24, 2017

Marquette and Alger county residents are experiencing hurricane-like winds due to a severe storm along Lake Superior that has downed trees around the county, leaving some without power for hours. “We’re...

Citizens take plunge for Special Olympics fundraiser

Kate Clark March 14, 2013

Marquette’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, March 16 at Marquette Mountain. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. and the actual plunge takes place at 2:30 p.m. “Unlike...

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