Welcome to the North

Welcome <span>to the</span> North

Photography
Reece Hickman
Maria Brink
T.C. Worley
Brandon Werth

Contributors
Erin Kincheloe
Tim Gihring

There’s no clear border drawn around the North, but there is a shared experience that ties us all together: the season of winter. Northerners learn to embrace the cold, not endure it. We know the value of community because one day you’re helping a neighbor shovel their car out of the snow, and the next day you’re the one who needs a push. And we remain optimistic through adversity when many would feel defeated. Winter shapes who we are, and we’re better for it.

We spoke to a handful of Northerners we admire to hear how this place shaped them and influenced their paths, which often led to lives of service. They all overcame obstacles along the way because that’s what we do. These are their stories — the stories of the North.

See you out there,

Eric Dayton

Co-Founder, Askov Finlayson

Alan Page

Alan Page

Retired jurist and former professional football player Read More →
Peggy Flanagan

Peggy Flanagan

Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota Read More →
Walter Mondale

Walter Mondale

Former U.S. Vice President and Ambassador Read More →
Will Steger

Will Steger

First confirmed dogsled expedition to the North Pole and first traverse of Antarctica Read More →
Ann Bancroft

Ann Bancroft

First woman in history to reach both the North and South Poles Read More →
Alex West Steinman

Alex West Steinman

Co-founder and CEO, The Coven Read More →
Yia Vang

Yia Vang

Chef and owner, Vinai Read More →
David Carr

David Carr

Author and New York Times columnist Read More →