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Fall Festival

…Brownell Memorial Key is presented to all 50-year graduates of the College to honor their commitment to their alma mater and to celebrate their life’s work. It is especially fitting that the key is named for the Brownells. They committed their entire lives to Northland. The first Brownell Key was…

Sigurd Olson Speeches

…to acquire wisdom, to meet the challenges of the future. Wisdom to live a beautiful life! What is a beautiful life? Each of us has a different idea, but to me I cannot consider a beautiful life without the out-of-doors, without space, without room to breathe, without vistas—as we saw…

Sigurd F. Olson Journal Entries

…thoughts this morning has been a relief and a queer pleasure. Today I have read the life of John Burroughs and have been impressed with a strange similarity between his life and mine. He found the same inability to resign himself to business and the humdrum existence of commercial life….

Journal Entries Singing Wilderness

life Contact with that greater life – Masefield, source of all glory, goodness, beauty, wisdom and rightness. To bring down from this greater life, something shining for man – Masefield – somehow each essay must tap the source Awareness of one’s surroundings – look at each day as tho it…

Negaunee, MI downtown

Quality of Life Database

…the north woods region. Quality of Life Database We’re solving challenges. Northwoods Database Visualizations: Demographics Energy Usage & Burden Recreation Renewable Energy Production & Potential Northwoods Community Survey Visualizations: Assets & Amenities Social Infrastructure Well-Being Employment Comparison Tool The NWQoL database emerged from work with local stakeholders in the Chequamegon…

Sigurd Olson Articles

…me as though he had stepped out of the pages of the past. For that matter, all of Henry’s life had been spent in the wilderness lake country of the Minnesota-Ontario border, and he knew the life of the bush from long before the days of planes and steel. When…

Group walking on the beach

Northwoods Community Survey

…regulations, public information efforts, and business decisions related to a number of domains of quality of life. Northwoods Community Survey Life in rural communities. Results from this survey will be used to supplement existing data in Northwoods Quality of Life (NWQoL) database, which includes numerous metrics collected and/or coalesced from…

Lake Superior Sunset

Northwoods Demographics Database

north woods database Your quality of life. Northwoods Database Here’s the demographics. (Click here to return to the main Quality of Life Database page.) (Click here to return to the list of all data visualizations.) (ERS County Typology Codes, 2015) Non-specialized County – County is classified as a non-specialized county…

Northland College teaching students talk with Washburn fifth graders

For Lucas, Elementary Ed Provides Pathway to Greater Good

Harrison Lucas '17

…that was kind of the stepping stone for me being able to get comfortable at Northland college. Q. How about getting comfortable with rural life? A. It’s been a 360-degree turn, definitely. Coming from the Twin Cities area, I’ve been a city kid all my life and I’ve never been…

girls walking in snow

Tuition

We know college is a huge financial decision and it’s one you should take seriously. College is an investment in how you want to live the rest of your life. It impacts your professional choices, your future income, and your personal life. Whether you’re enrolling in college for the first…