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Pharmaceutical drop-off program ready to go

July 20, 2012 MARQUETTE — Thanks to a combination of local high school students and teachers, the Marquette County Health Department and a passionate Illinois teacher, area residents will soon have a full-time... more »»

Leave no trace a trend among campers

June 29, 2012 MARQUETTE — As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, many people will take to the woods for a long weekend of camping and relaxation, emerging only for a celebratory parade and fireworks display. more »»

10,000 trees: Cedar Tree Institute volunteers to plant seedlings across U.P

June 15, 2012 MARQUETTE — Groups of people from across the Upper Peninsula are banding together in the coming weeks to undertake an effort of huge proportions. more »»

Ride more, drive less

June 8, 2012 MARQUETTE — Area drivers may begin noticing an influx of cyclists on the roads in the coming weeks, as three area businesses have partnered to host a summer-long biking challenge. more »»

Bog excavation uncovers yesteryear junk pile

May 4, 2012 MARQUETTE — Crews discovered more than they bargained for as they worked to excavate land around the Presque Isle bog walk, an area that was fraught with controversy between local birders and the... more »»

Save a tree, save the world

April 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — With an annual reduction of 22,689 metric tons of carbon, Northern Michigan University is ranked among the top five institutions that lowered their carbon footprint through Johnson... more »»

Got milk weed

April 13, 2012 MARQUETTE — Students from the Powell Township School District tried their hand at gardening Wednesday at the Hiawatha National Forest’s greenhouse in Marquette. more »»

MARESA wants status quo on severance tax issue

April 13, 2012 MARQUETTE — With so many questions and concerns surrounding the controversial proposed mining severance tax, a Marquette Alger Regional Educational Services Agency official is hoping things stay jus... more »»

Community garden prep starts in area, region

March 23, 2012 MARQUETTE — The first day of spring came and went on Tuesday, following a week of unseasonably warm temperatures that got many area residents thinking about their garden. more »»

Solar will power city home

March 16, 2012 MARQUETTE — Ginnie Killough and her family are beginning to put the finishing touches on an earth-friendly home that’s been 21 years in the making. more »»

Wind turbine project located on Garden Peninsula

March 2, 2012 MARQUETTE — The first wind turbine installed on the Garden Township Wind Farm became operational this month and is working to generate its projected 5,000 megawatt hours of energy for the year. more »»

Old sneakers find new life in recycle program

February 24, 2012 MARQUETTE — Members of Negaunee High School’s Key Club see something altogether different than most people when they look at a pair of old, worn-out athletic shoes. more »»

Electric car charging stations, bike racks highlight upgrade at Bluff Street facility

February 17, 2012 MARQUETTE — People parking their cars in the Bluff Street parking structure may have noticed a few changes this past week. more »»

Volunteers prepare native plants for national forest

February 10, 2012 MARQUETTE —Volunteers filled the Hiawatha National Forest greenhouse in Marquette one afternoon this week, seeding almost 15,000 plant cells. more »»

Native plant prep keeps workers focused on green

February 3, 2012 MARQUETTE — As winter slowly descends upon Marquette, the earthy smell of freshly uncovered soil can still be found in the Hiawatha National Forest greenhouse as volunteers begin work on growing an... more »»

Alger Energy Savers program reaches out to community

January 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Alger Energy Savers program wrapped up with one final award of $2,500 worth of Energy Star appliances to a Munising couple. more »»

County solid waste authority wants to do more of it

January 20, 2012 MARQUETTE —Residents of Marquette County may soon have yet another option when it comes to curbside waste disposal. Marquette County Solid Waste Management Authority Director Rick Aho gave a Jan. more »»

Ways to save energy sought in home energy assessments

December 23, 2011 MARQUETTE — As the holiday season reaches its peak, images of family gatherings around a warm fire, eggnog in hand, are called to mind. more »»

Powell students reuse nature for the holidays

December 16, 2011 MARQUETTE — The homes of children from the Powell Township School District are likely to be a little more festive today than in previous weeks. more »»

Foraging for dinner, naturally

December 9, 2011 MARQUETTE — Marquette residents Peter Bosma and Andrew Niemann have been called a lot of things: crazy liberal nutjobs, gun-toting conservative wackos, luddites, hippie. more »»

 
 

 

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