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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…

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…

Glass of beer sitting next to Cabbie's Tap logo.

Ten-cent Taps, Lasting Romance & Ida's Special Sauce

…previous night had been, by the time the bar opened in the morning, it was once again spotless. Of course, none of that mattered much to me at the time, but as one gets older and looks back on one’s life, one tends to remember and appreciate people who went…

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…

Sigurd Olson Letters

…up. Grace Nute [who would write several books about the canoe country’s history] from the Minnesota Historical Society, a Mr. King, librarian and a Mr. Whitehead on the staff stayed with me last night and went up to Hub’s this morning to spend the weekend. Last night I took them…

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…

Forest Lodge Guesthouse Great Hall

Rental Information

…25) Boathouse $150/day (capacity 29) Guesthouse Great Hall $150/day (capacity 46) Overnight Gatehouse Rental $30/person/night or $300/night (sleeps 13) Overnight Guesthouse Rental $30/person/night or $300/night (sleeps 10-12) Rental inquiry emails should be directed to the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute or call 715-682-1223. Overnight facility rentals are only available for groups…