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Saying goodbye to North Dakota’s dinosaur expert: Hoganson to retire as state paleontologist

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Katherine Lymn
North Dakota’s dinosaur expert is retiring after 33 years.
Paleontologist John Hoganson has taken care of the state fossil collection, which has grown to hundreds of thousands of fossils since it starte…continue reading on

Weird ‘Chicken from Hell’ dinosaur lived alongside T. Rex in what is now Dakotas

March 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — If you’re a dinosaur with a nickname as funky as “the chicken from hell,” you had better be able to back it up.

A dinosaur called Anzu wyliei that scientists identified on Wednesday from fossils found in North Dakota and South…continue reading on

Rapid City’s Museum of Geology reopening Wednesday

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

RAPID CITY (AP) — The Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is reopening on Wednesday.

The museum on the third floor of the O’Harra Building has been closed during a month-long ceiling renovation of the main ex…continue reading on

Dueling Dinos: Auction for fossils found in eastern Mont. expected to bring in millions

September 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

An international auction house is expecting to fetch up to $9 million for a unique pair of dinosaur skeletons discovered in eastern Montana, but a well-known paleontologist said interest surrounding the auction could be mostly hype. Continue Reading

Theodore Roosevelt National Park: Medora’s treasure presents ‘enormous possibilities’

June 30, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The ever-changing landscape of Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora is a treasure to sightseers, but there are also many treasures waiting to be found. Continue Reading

Fossil Dig, July 23-29

June 30, 2012 in The Daily Republic

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Dino castings dispute ends; copyright issue unresolved

April 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The settlement leaves unanswered the question of whether fossil renderings can be copyright protected as “original” works of art. Continue Reading

Judge orders talks in dinosaur suit between SD company, Montana nonprofit

October 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Attorneys say the case is the first of its kind involving a copyright fight over dinosaur castings fossil replicas often used in museum displays. Continue Reading

Famed fossil isn’t a bird after all, analysis says

July 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

One of the world’s most famous fossil creatures, widely considered the earliest known bird, is getting a rude present on the 150th birthday of its discovery: A new analysis suggests it isn’t a bird at all. Continue Reading

California utility stumbles on fossils buried 1.4 million years ago

September 21, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A utility company preparing to build a new substation in an arid canyon southeast of Los Angeles has stumbled on a trove of animal fossils dating back 1.4 million years that researchers say will fill in blanks in Southern California’s history. Continue Reading

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