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Teens help with sweet nature project

by Greg Peterson Surrounded by a swarm of 150,000 loudly buzzing bees on a hot summer day, a group of Marquette County teens turned nervous faces and trepidation into smiles and an education they heard loud and clear—to protect, rather than fear, pollinators. At first only two teens wearing protective beekeeping gear entered the apiary […]

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Students share Fair Trade experiences

by Greg Peterson In today’s tough economic times, two Northern Michigan University students have found convincing people to spend a little bit more on Fair Trade coffee is not always an easy sell. Lisa McCarthy and Sarah Swanson arrived in Nicaragua in early January during the peak of the coffee-growing season to get a quick lesson […]

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Students fight for Native Plants Project, by Greg Peterson

Students presented an ongoing petition with nearly 900 signatures to Northern Michigan University president Les Wong during a meeting on October 26 and left his offices with renewed hope to save an environment research project from being uprooted to build dorms. Meanwhile, the students will travel to the western edge of Lake Superior next week […]

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Illustrator draws on childhood experiences, by Greg Peterson

Glorious fall colors fill the windows of a second-story studio where Marquette artist and children’s book illustrator Diana Magnuson creates a trumpet-playing leopard, a toucan tapping drum sticks on an armadillo’s back and a singing crocodile. To the delight of children around the world, her art is reminiscent of her carefree childhood frolicking on the […]

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UPRA conference award-winning presenters, by Greg Peterson

• Marco Brown—See story on Page 40. www.marcbrownstudios.com • Sara Holbrook—The Bay Village (Ohio) performance poet with Michigan roots has authored six children’s books and has published professional texts for teachers. Holbrook’s latest title is Outspoken! How to Improve Writing and Speaking Skills Through Poetry Performance. Holbrook’s two twenty-something daughters, Katie and Kelly, illustrated their mother’s poems […]

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Reading conference offers expert speakers, by Greg Peterson

Peabody and Emmy award-winning children’s illustrator Marc Brown is among eleven important authors giving presentations at this month’s reading conference in Marquette. Brown is the keynote speaker for the 2007 Upper Peninsula Reading Association (UPRA) Conference dinner on October 11 at Northern Michigan University. The famous Hingham (Massachusetts) author and illustrator just received another Emmy […]

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Sulfide mining news… A Divided Community, by Carl Lindquist, Greg Peterson and Angela Nebel

Last week, the Brookings Institute, a respected Washington think tank, released a new report that stated that a healthier Great Lakes environment would translate into a $50 billion benefit for the region. Michigan, virtually surrounded by the Great Lakes, would stand to benefit the most. “This new report confirms in dollars and cents that the […]

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Benefit concert debuts symphony, by Greg Peterson

Haunting French horn calls, the soothing sounds of water, a thundering storm and flowing interpretive dance using rocks, sand and other items found along the Lake Superior shoreline are all part of the “Concert for Lake Superior: People, Place, Purpose.” The Boreal Chamber Symphony will make its debut on Lake Superior Day in Marquette in […]

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