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Strumming in the sun

March 7, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Kurtis Erik Silva of Minot plays his guitar on Thursday afternoon in front of the Dickinson Area Public Library. Continue Reading

Sun plus ice equals nice!

February 21, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Douglas County residents were treated to a visual treat Tuesday morning.
Sundogs added a pallet of bright color to the sunrise.
Several Echo Press readers e-mailed us photos of the phenomena.
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Healing power of animals

June 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Connecting with nature can improve lives of people with autism and other disabilities
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Venus Transit

June 5, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Virginia Tech astrophysics graduate student Brandon Bear points to an image of the Venus Transit on Tuesday while projecting the image to an auditorium of people on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va. Continue Reading

Where and when to watch Venus transit with live video

June 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s your last chance to catch one of the rarest cosmic spectacles Venus slowly crossing the face of the sun. Weather permitting, the transit of Venus will be visible from much of Earth Tuesday from the Western Hemisphere and Wednesday from the Eastern Hemisphere. This sight won’t come again until 105 years from now in 2117. Continue Reading

‘Ring of fire’ eclipse will block out sun in SD

May 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

For the first time in nearly 20 years, a unique eclipse will be in the sky Sunday night and South Dakotans can catch a peek.
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Chill out: Summertime weather on the way

April 27, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Southwest North Dakota has seen a hodgepodge of weather conditions this week. But following this weekend’s cold, windy, rainy and possibly snowy conditions, residents could enjoy 70-degree weather and sunshine, said Tom Kines, senior meteorologist for AccuWeather. Continue Reading

Rolling, rolling, rolling

March 16, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson resident Averie Wax rides her bicycle down the sidewalk as she enjoys the warm weather Friday in Dickinson. Temperatures reached almost 80 degrees as blue skies let the sun shine. The forecast for today puts temperatures in the high-70s, despite some expected cloud cover. Continue Reading

Solar storm shakes Earth magnetic field, but no reports of major problems

March 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

After reports Thursday of the storm fizzling out, a surge of activity prompted space weather forecasters to issue alerts about changes in the magnetic field. Continue Reading

Did Earth luck out? Biggest solar storm in years hits, but no major problems … yet

March 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Hours after the storm arrived, officials said were no reports of major problems with power grids, GPS, satellites or other technologies that are often disrupted by solar storms. Continue Reading