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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….

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Climate Science

The atmosphere is complex—and fascinating, which is why scientists have studied it for more than a century. Our setting on Lake Superior highlights this complexity, making it even more interesting. Severe storms can move toward the area, only to lose energy as they get close. Small changes in wind direction…

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Sigurd Olson Legacy

Sigurd Olson (1899-1982) was acknowledged during his lifetime as a leader of the American environmental movement, an emblematic figure for a generation of activists. As a writer, teacher, and activist who was a harbinger of the raising of America’s ecological consciousness, Olson’s history, writings, and This content was curated by…

Northland College Math Class


This dual degree offers a blend of two different collegiate experiences. Northland College cooperates with Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, to provide this dual degree program. Here’s how it works. You will attend Northland College for three academic years, where you are responsible for completing the pre-engineering program and…