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STOP THE ROCKET — Yard signs and stickers in protest of the proposed Granot Loma rocket launch site were created by Citizens for a Safe & Clean Lake Superior, an organization that works to protect the ecosystems and shorelines surrounding Lake Superior.

Letter to the Editor — Protect Lake Superior, oppose Granot Loma rocket launch site

Mary Holohan March 2, 2023

Dear North Wind Editor: Living in Marquette, it is easy to become accustomed to the untouched beauty surrounding us, but we can’t forget that this place needs protection. With climate change on our...

Lake safety refresher

Lake safety refresher

Abigail Faix, Contributing Writer February 27, 2023

The body of an ice climber who recently went missing near Miner’s Castle at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was recovered by local search and rescue teams this past week. The climber was discovered...

WINTER WAVES - Surfers catch the huge winter waves before the shore freezes over.

Surfs Up!

Nathan Kwapisz February 8, 2023

Remy Emelian, an environmental studies and sustainability major, first encountered surfing when he was down in Florida. Emelian saw a peer enjoying the “stoke,” surfing slang for fun, of surfing and...

Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Lake Superior water guidelines for staying safe

Joad Blaauw-Hara, Contributing Writer November 1, 2021
Lake Superior is one of the many Great Lakes that should be experienced by everyone. However, it is important to remember to be safe while exploring out in the water.
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...

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