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Aerial shot of river flowing through Highway 2, following June 2018 storm

DNT: Storms, Erosion and Algae Blooms Part of ‘New Normal’ for Lake Superior, Report Says

Northland College Report Says Climate Change is Spurring Unusual Results for Big Lake

…for the Midwest Region of the National Park Service, reported that until 2012, the only reports of algal blooms in western Lake Superior were few and anecdotal. The 2012 bloom spread along parts of the south shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin during warm July weather and just a few…


The Stories and Voices of This Region

WritersRead Celebrates Ten Years

Julie Buckles, Ashland Daily Press Column WritersRead Celebrates Ten Years Growing up in southwestern Wisconsin, I spent many educational hours with an ear tightly pressed against the heat vent of the second floor hallway of my childhood home. I strained to catch the jokes, gossip, and stories of the grown-ups…

Northland College women's basketball coach Daryl Tucker in the middle of a huddle.

Basketball Opened the Door for Coach Tucker

Tucker Brings Diversity to Division III

…Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Tucker, or Tuck, as he’s known to his players, grew up playing basketball in Decatur, Georgia, a place where classmates earned a high school diploma and that was it. At the urging of a coach, he moved north…

One Grad’s Advice to Students

Jaclynn Findlay '21 hired to manage Ashland’s Main Street Program.

Jaclynn Findlay ’21 hired to manage Ashland’s Main Street Program. Sustainable Community Development major Jaclynn Findlay ’21 has been hired to manage Ashland’s Main Street Program, a downtown revitalization initiative administered through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. She will be coordinating downtown projects related to economic development, historic preservation, placemaking,…

Sarah Szymaniak

Hitting the Ground Running

Sarah Szymaniak '17

…ways of handling the load while following Wisconsin election law,” she said. And then came the November presidential election with the potential violence and unrest, heightened election security, and false reports of voter fraud. “All year long, I checked in with the State when I was uncertain so I didn’t…

Alum Halley Hyde

Holding It All Together

Alum Haley Hyde '19

…Start home-based teacher, Haley’s job was built on face-to-face interactions with prenatal moms, newborns, and young children. When Wisconsin shut down last spring, like most people, she started working from home—communicating by phone, emails, and mail. “I was trying to achieve what I had achieved on-site,” she said. “The fact…

Lake Superior storm

Along the Great Lakes, It’s Time to Prepare for Extremes

The lakes are hitting record levels and lakefront communities are asking, what’s next?

…in various locations. The State of New York has pledged $300 million to raise roadways, upgrade sewers and armor shorelines to help blunt wave action and reduce flooding on the south shore of Lake Ontario. And in Wisconsin this week Gov. Tony Evers asked President Trump to declare three counties…

The Minar family

Three Generations of Northland Connections

The Legacy of the Minar Family

…tour, and I liked it,” he said. “I also liked the family connection.” The first to attend Northland was Arthur Scott’s Great-Aunt Ann ’30, the third oldest of seven children living on a farm in Phillips, Wisconsin. Her parents emigrated from what is now the Czech Republic. After high school,…

Northland College staff Stacy Craig

A Deeper Life Because of Northland

…the BioWatch Program at the Department of Homeland Security. Tina Ramme inspired staff, faculty, students, and community members with her stories of being a single mom working in Africa leading lion conservation efforts. Shannon Franks, a senior scientist with NASA, presented on working with satellite imagery to analyze the earth’s…

Northland College students Aaron and Sarah Houle stand in the Fitness Center

Houle Siblings Play Ball

Aaron and Sarah Houle of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, grew up around basketball—their dad was a coach for fifteen years—so they knew they would likely pursue basketball. They just didn’t know they would be playing at the same college. Aaron, a senior, is studying elementary education with a minor in social…