FOIA Request Foiled

Remember that Kumbaya moment last week when NMU President Fritz Erickson said, "Give the North Wind all the emails they want in their FOIA request and let's not charge them a doggone dime! Can't we all just get along here?" Well, that moment has passed. On Monday, NMU did in fact forward a reported 1100 emails to … Continue Reading ››

UNION GRILL, JOHNNY DOGS, HYDROPONICS AND BOATHOUSE BATTLE

The For Sale sign remains in front of the Union Grill but Steinhaus owner Justin Fairbanks is, in fact, leasing the property and will convert it into his own, new restaurant within four months. No name for the restaurant yet, and they're still working on getting a conditional liquor license, but Fairbanks expects to open by … Continue Reading ››

GREEN ROOM IS GONE, FOIA’S ARE FORTHCOMING

  NO CHARGES FILED in the Green Room bust last week. At least, not yet. Prosecutor Matt Wiese says he still needs to review a report on what the UPSET officers came up with in the bust which, strangely, has drawn virtually no attention from other media in town. The Green Room, on West Washington, was apparently operating … Continue Reading ››

ROAD COMMISSION TO SUE EPA

No more speculation. No more official denials. The Marquette County Road Commission is taking the EPA to court. The Road Commission has voted unanimously to authorize a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency. Two years ago, the EPA refused to allow the Road Commission and the Rio Tinto/Lundin mine in northern Marquette County to build County Road 595, a 22 mile … Continue Reading ››

NMU Drops FOIA Fees for The North Wind

NMU released a statement earlier today announcing that President Fritz Erickson has asked that the FOIA fees be dropped, and that the materials requested by The North Wind be provided as soon as possible. The statement comes after two days of growing outcry over the situation, in which the student newspaper was being charged $300 for a public … Continue Reading ››