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Michigan indoor dining set to reopen Feb. 1

Joad Blaauw-Hara January 26, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced in a press conference that indoor dining in the state of Michigan is set to reopen on Feb. 1 with limited capacity and advanced precautions still in effect. “While...

MDHHS closure

MDHHS issues three week pandemic order, NMU moves to online instruction

Jesse Wiederhold November 16, 2020

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has ordered the closure of highschools, colleges, indoor bar services and dine-in restaurants in light of an alarming spike of COVID-19. This decision...

Graphic of voting boxes

Michigan House candidates offer ways to combat current crisis

Justin Van't Hof November 2, 2020

With election day being tomorrow, knowing who’s running and their past record is the best way to ensure votes cast are coming from an informed place. The election will take place tomorrow from 7 a.m....

NO JUSTICE NO PEACE: Black Lives Matter protesters stand across from the Marquette County Field Office of the Michigan Republican Party to demand police reform and an end to racial inequality. Left to right: Camry Todd, Brianna Powell, Hannah Powell, Simeon Higgins, Jax Andrés, Ben Prickle, Josie Steed, Fred Sims, Sarah Skinner. Katarina Rothhorn/NW

Marquette BLM protesters work to voice injustices

Katarina Rothhorn September 3, 2020

At 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21, as restaurants prepared for the evening rush and families headed home after a long day, Simeon Higgins, a senior business management major, danced on the curb of Washington...

Michigan wildlife killing contests unacceptable

Michigan wildlife killing contests unacceptable

Olivia Lubig January 16, 2020

There is no science-based rationale for the ruthless and gruesome wildlife killing contests that are held all across Michigan, in which participants compete for cash and prizes for killing the most coyotes,...

U.P. as 51st state, more harm than good

U.P. as 51st state, more harm than good

Amber Essenmacher November 14, 2019

It is strikingly obvious once you cross the Mackinac Bridge that the U.P. is vastly different than downstate Michigan. Trees replace cropland and Subarus replace Chevrolets. The changes are more than...

Yah 51st state, eh?

Yah 51st state, eh?

Akasha Khalsa October 17, 2019

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center (BUPHC) unveiled their new public exhibit on Oct. 11, displaying a historical reference to the U.P.’s effort to separation from the lower peninsula.  “The...

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Editorial: Guns shouldn’t be part of the college experience

North Wind Staff November 30, 2017

The Michigan State Senate recently passed legislation that, if passed in the House, may allow concealed firearms in formerly gun-free zones such as stadiums, day cares, churches, bars, universities, dorms...

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Erickson to invite Snyder for May commencement

Winter Keefer November 2, 2017

In a move that has sparked controversy among NMU faculty, President Fritz Erickson will soon extend an invitation to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to be the commencement speaker at next semester’s graduation....

El-Sayed needs more than authenticity for nomination

El-Sayed needs more than authenticity for nomination

Tim Eggert October 19, 2017

Even though the first vote in the 2018 race for Michigan governor won’t be cast for another 13 months, candidates have already taken to the campaign trail statewide. Among them is Abdul El-Sayed, whose...

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109th candidates call for clean campaign

Von Lanier October 19, 2017

The Marquette County Democratic Party issued a statement on Tuesday calling for a “clean campaign pledge” in the race for the 109th District. The message was one for both Democrats and Republicans,...

Preserve biodiveristy in Michigan

Lee McClelland April 25, 2013

On Monday, April 22, I celebrated Earth Day by educating myself about issues that could potentially affect the health of Upper Peninsula ecosystems. The Michigan Senate passed a bill on Tuesday, March...

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