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PBS News Hour: Trump's proposed budget would gut Great Lakes cleanup

a ‘game-changer’ for the region By Michael D. Regan, PBS News Hour The Great Lakes region could lose $300 million in annual federal funding under a budget proposal released Thursday by the White House that would impose drastic cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a promise made by President Donald Trump during his campaign, and…  Read More

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WPR: Orlando Mass Shooting Renews Gun Control Debate In Wisconsin

Northern Wisconsin Professor Says Concealed Carry Not Answer To Gun Violence BY DANIELLE KAEDING, WPR Gun sales usually spike following mass shootings like the one in an Orlando, Florida, nightclub last weekend. A northern Wisconsin professor warns arming ourselves might not be the answer, but some gun rights advocates say people should be able to…  Read More

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Buffalo News Editorial: Battle is brewing

BY PETER ANNIN, Special to The Buffalo News In 1990, the small town of Lowell, Ind., made Great Lakes water history by proposing to divert 1 million gallons of water per day outside the Great Lakes watershed. Under the rules at the time, any water diversion proposal required the approval of all eight Great Lakes…  Read More

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COVID-19 Archive

Nov 20: Grading Policy Modifications for Fall Term Session 2 Nov 7: Transition to Virtual Learning Oct 19: Winter Term Schedule Oct 8: Message from President Solibakke Oct 1: Campus COVID-19 Update Sep 21: Random Testing Sep 16: Public Health Alert Follow-up Sep 8: Campus Health Update Aug 25: Additional 2020 Fall Athletics Update Aug…

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COVID Campus Communication

Recent Updates April 19: Spring Break Travel March 16: Sponsored Travel Update & Vaccine Protocol March 4: Vaccine Update Feb 22: Vaccine Update Feb 1: Vaccine Update Dec 22: Winter/Spring Athletic Competition Update Dec 21: Community Pledge Read the COVID Communication Archive Helpful Links Wisconsin Department of Health Services Ashland County Health Department Bayfield County…

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SONWA Winners 1991-Present

Nature Books for Adults and Children

Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award Winners • 1991. Open Spaces, Jim Dale Vickery. Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award (SONWA) gave its inaugural award to Minnesota author Jim Dale Vickery for Open Spaces , a book that takes the reader to the unpopulated spaces in North America. Vickery, who died in June 2014, continued to write about…  Read More

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The Chequamegon Bay Region Spoke and the IJC Listened

In September of 2019, the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Freshwater Innovation hosted a conference with the International Joint Commission (IJC). The purpose was to give local experts and the public an opportunity to share their water quality concerns for Lake Superior and the larger Great Lakes basin. The public hearing portion of the event…

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COVID-19 Updates

Read the CARES ACT Notification. Read the Clery COVID-19 Compliance Notification. Resources It is natural to experience a wide range of thoughts, feelings, and reactions in regards to the current global health crisis. Please visit our COVID-19 resource page for tips on how to take care of yourself and manage stress and anxiety. If you’re…

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What the Climate’s ‘New Normal’ Is Doing to Lake Superior

Minnesota has shoreline on only one Great Lake, but it happens to be the greatest: largest, clearest, coldest and, until recently, seemingly least vulnerable to various environmental afflictions elsewhere in the five-lake basin. The world’s biggest lake by surface area, Superior happens to hold one-tenth of the fresh water on the face of the Earth.…

Northland College staff Stacy Craig

A Deeper Life Because of Northland

I started as the internship coordinator at Northland College nine-years ago, and at the time, I planned to develop a program modeled on other colleges’ career centers. I researched job growth and hiring trends. I read reports about top internship programs. I related all of this to students, and again and again, they told me…