The Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority threw an Oktoberfest celebration to welcome the new month. There was live music, food, games, and beer. All proceeds from the event go to the Iron Mountain DDA for grants for businesses and historic buildings.
The school’s LGBTQ Pride Club was initially told they would not be able to take part, however, after a Gwinn school former substitute named Kursten Mottes called the superintendent they were told they could.
The NMU Native American Student Association organized a gathering in honor of Orange Shirt Day. The group gathered at the NMU fire site near Whitman Hall to pray, share stories, and reflect on how the Indian Boarding School System affected indigenous communities and individuals.
The Everything Quilting and Sewing Sale is this Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. The Women’s Federation Club House will be filled with everything from quilt kits and sewing machines to fabric and thread. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Marquette Lions Club and the Marquette County Quilters Association.
Upper Peninsula Honor Flight is a nonprofit which fundraises to send all Veterans who served from 1941 to May of 1975 to see the memorials that stand to honor them. A flight from the U-P costs between $125,000 and $135,000. The entire tour is Free for veterans.
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has announced Friday that employees represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) at its Tilden and Empire mines in Michigan, and its United Taconite and Hibbing Taconite mines in Minnesota have ratified new 47-month labor agreements at those locations.
In the lawsuit, being filed in a federal court in Missouri, Republican states argue Biden’s cancellation plan is “not remotely tailored to address the effects of the pandemic on federal student loan borrowers.”
The Thunder Bay Inn in Big Bay held a soft opening for its new senior internet café Thursday. Students from the NMU School of Business will teach seniors how to use computers and smartphones. They will learn important lessons about topics such as email, social media, online banking and using medical portals.