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Sigurd Olson Articles

Some of these articles were published in 1951 in North Country Magazine. Sigurd also wrote a couple of hundred short sketches for newspapers; he wrote a few between 1937 and 1939, but most were from 1940 to 1943, and were syndicated to a number of newspapers, mostly in the Midwest….

Dog Sledding Weekend Trip

February 23, 4:30 pmFebruary 25, 5:30 pm

Join Outdoor Pursuits on a weekend trip to Camp Menogyn in Grand Marais, Minnesota, for the adventure your inner child has always dreamed of—racing on an icy forest trail with a team of dogs in the foreground. Transportation, experienced instructors, lunch, and all equipment provided. This event is open to…

Lowenwood Weekend Retreat

March 22, 4:30 pmMarch 24, 5:30 pm

Join Outdoor Pursuits for a weekend retreat at Lowenwood! Nestled into mature forests near Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin, Lowenwood has a twelve-hundred-acre campus with eight lakes and twenty-four miles of trails bordering the Sylvania Wilderness. Enjoy some of your favorite indoor or outdoor activities over the weekend, and spend time cooking…

Sunset at Forest Lodge

Forest Lodge Wellness Weekend Retreat

April 12, 4:30 pmApril 14, 5:30 pm

Enjoy a winter/spring getaway to Northland’s favorite lodge on Lake Namekagon. Stay cozy inside with crafts and writing, walk about the forest wonderland, prep for finals, and have fun with peers! This event is open to current Northland College students, faculty, and staff. The full cost of facilitating this day…

Solar panels at ELLC residence hall

Planning for Carbon Neutrality by 2030

As the U.N. Convention on Climate Change prepares to meet in Geneva, Switzerland, February 8-13, Northland College in Ashland is working on its own initiatives for reducing carbon emissions. Northland announced last fall the selection of Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI) to conduct a comprehensive campus-wide energy study with the goal…

Red canoe on a lake

Keep Wilderness Act's Flame Burning Bright

By Mark Peterson and David Zentner Lake Superior Wilderness Conference | September 5-6 | Duluth, MN Rarely is federal legislation passed today with such unanimity as happened with the Wilderness Act 50 years ago this week. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Act 373-1. The Senate approved it 73-12….

Image of Flooding Globe and Mail

What did we learn from 2017’s floods in Quebec and Ontario?

Inside the politics of water

Last year’s record deluges along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River pitted nations, communities and people apart over water management. Now, rising water levels are raising fears of what’s coming this spring. Les Perreaux explores what happened last year and what could happen next LES PERREAUX, MONTREAL — It…

Mother loon and her chick

Wisconsin Loon Population on the Rise


Results of the 2015 one-day Wisconsin Loon Population Survey

…2010, and the chick population is estimated at 834, an increase of 37.8 percent. “I’m surprised and pleased,” said LoonWatch Coordinator Erica LeMoine. “Between the 2010 Gulf oil spill and 2012 botulism outbreak they’ve faced extraordinary challenges over the last five years, so this is good news.” The survey has…

Wheeler Hall 2016

Message to the Community: budget updates

Updated: June 2, 2017 Updates regarding budget cuts announced May 24, 2017. We will continue to provide updates here as we progress. The Faculty Council Welfare Committee met with President Michael Miller and trustee Lowell Noteboom last week to discuss their grave concerns about cuts to salary and benefits. The…