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The North Wind


Opinion—Recycling and sustainability in a pandemic

Katarina Rothhorn February 4, 2021

This pandemic has incited a plethora of changes to our daily lives and habits, including the most obvious inclusion of physical distancing and mask wearing in public spaces. However, a less conspicuous,...

HANDS ON EXPERIENCE—Students employed by Northern Lights Dining are provided the opportunity to work alongside professionals to prepare meals for the community and fellow students. The Global station, pictured above, features many internationally inspired dishes. 
Photo courtesy of NMU Marketing and Communications

Behind the scenes: Northern Lights Dining

Maggie Duly September 19, 2019

University students have the luxury of walking through a building or across the quad when they’re ready for a meal. Granny swipes their ID cards and then they’re presented with several carefully crafted...

A rendering of Northern Lights Dining demonstrates the look and features of the new dining facility, projected to open by Sept. 17. Formerly “The Marketplace,” the construction and opening of the new dining center has faced multiple setbacks due to delayed delivery of materials and equipment.  
Photo courtesy of NMU Dining

Dining facility construction faces delays

Jackie Jahfetson September 6, 2018

After a delay in its construction, the new Northern Lights Dining facility has made accommodations to operate with a buffet-style dining, and is now slated for completion by Sept. 17. The “extensive...

New dining hall disappoints

New dining hall disappoints

Amy Kase September 5, 2018

During homecoming weekend, Northern is scheduled to open their newly renovated dining hall, Northern Lights Dining. The renovation of the area cost the university a hefty $5.8 million. Meanwhile, many...

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