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February 12, 2014 GWINN — To a handful of Gwinn Middle School students, the term “take a hike” doesn’t mean what it used to. Tell them to take a hike and they’ll probably grab their gear and go. more »»

Have creative indoor fun on cold days

February 12, 2014 How can adults help insure that time indoors is spent with creative and fun activities rather than passive TV or other screen time? For activities to keep kids active on cold winter days see www. more »»

Fossils of Neanderthal DNA clump in human genome

February 12, 2014 WASHINGTON — Next time you call someone a Neanderthal, better look in a mirror. more »»

Budding entrepreneurs find home at NMU’s Wildcat Market

February 5, 2014 MARQUETTE — There’s plenty of items for sale inside the University Center on the campus of Northern Michigan University — NMU clothing, books for class, backpacks, food and drink. more »»

Make ice candles for winter fun

February 5, 2014 A few ice candles viewed from windows can turn your yard into a winter wonderland for young children. Ice candles are easy, beautiful, and cost next to nothing. more »»

Big splash: Telescope spies water plumes on Ceres

February 5, 2014 The largest object in the asteroid belt just got more attractive: Scientists have confirmed signs of water on the dwarf planet Ceres, one of the few bodies in the solar system to hold that... more »»

Up and running

January 29, 2014 MARQUETTE — Fully operational since Dec. 15, the newly constructed Gwinn Teen Clinic offers a number of medical services available to students right in their own Gwinn High School. more »»

Have fun playing with your food

January 29, 2014 How many times have you heard, “Don’t play with your food. Eat it?” Now young children can have fun with food and make it a learning experience, too. more »»

H-PT school board cites teachers’ contributions

January 29, 2014 HOUGHTON — Two Houghton-Portage Township School District teachers who recently won prestigious awards were recognized by the school board recently. more »»

Escanaba panel recognized for many positive works

January 29, 2014 ESCANABA — Members of the Escanaba School Board were recognized for their service to the board and updated on district goals recently. more »»

Financial aid 101

January 22, 2014 NEGAUNEE — The auditorium was packed with students and their parents eager to learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. more »»

Chase away the bordom from winter

January 22, 2014 Cold winter days can be a challenge for adults caring for young children. more »»

Minnesota university plans wilderness research center

January 22, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS — It’s a well-preserved gem of boreal forest, around 350 acres fronting two lakes on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. more »»

Comfort by design

January 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — Students in Northern Michigan University’s human-centered design program got plenty of hands-on experience in December as they headed down to Menominee to pitch their designs for... more »»

Vaccinations good for family health

January 15, 2014 State laws require written proof of immunization before starting school or childcare. more »»

IM teachers, school board address lack of contract

January 15, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — Emotions were running high at Monday’s meeting of the Iron Mountain School District Board of Education. more »»

Officers for 2014 elected in Escanaba district

January 15, 2014 ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board recently elected officers for the 2014 calendar year: Cathy Wilson as president, Marilyn Noble as vice president, Natalie Clouse as secretary, and Clyde (Jed)... more »»

Teachers say home visits assist in the classroom

January 8, 2014 ST. LOUIS —In days gone by, a knock on the door by a teacher or school official used to mean a child was in trouble. Not anymore, at least for parents and students at Clay Elementary School. more »»

Make time for gratitude, saying thanks

January 8, 2014 Teaching children to be appreciative of others is a goal for many families. But in the midst of activity and abundance, we often miss the opportunity to instill this important value. more »»

Federal study warns of sudden climate change woes

January 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth’s environment are more worrisome than climate change’s bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government... more »»



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