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North Korean leader on Trump: 'I will surely and definitely tame the mentally deranged US dotard with fire'
Firing of central Minn. police officer for DWI upheld by arbitrator
NOAA says warmer start to winter, but La Nina could bring cold, snow later
Police investigating how popular Duluth tourist boats set adrift overnight
Land reclassifications gain approval in Cass County
Lawyer: Ex-NFL star had 'severe' case of CTE brain disease
UMD alum Carson Soucy battling for role on Wild blue line
FANTASY FORECAST: Are Siemian, Hunt for real?
CROSS COUNTRY: Freyholz leads Wolfpack at Faith Baptist Invite
AUTO RACING: Paul Bunyan Stampede set for this weekend
Donald Joseph Smith Sr.
Amy Jane (Bumann) Alexander
Warren Donald Dufseth
Melvin "Pat" Gilstad
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Oh, what a delight to teach history today!
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Traditional knowledge and science: A new form of justice
EVAN HAZARD: Threescore and Ten: Tuna and "dirty rice?"
ART LEE COLUMN: The most significant event of our time
SUE BRUNS COLUMN: You don't have to go far to see something new
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
PATT RALL COLUMN: Timely notice can help with attendance
Around the Arts, September 17
Landing a lunker: Gallery North celebrates new location with mural
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Extended fall weather on the water
American Painted Lady butterflies migrate through area
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall in the perennial garden
Looking at levels: New management plan possibly to come to Rabideau Lake
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Change your tactics when fall comes
Jeff & Becky Musburger
GREAT INDOORS: Oozing with fall flavors, spiced rum adds richness to pumpkin cobbler
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Mathews has done a great job for our city
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Food packing event helps feed the needy
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
March 5, 2017
AstroBob: A new take on why we hear meteors
Have you ever seen a super-bright meteor and at the same time heard hissing or rustling sounds? Some people claim to hear the sizzle of a bright...
March 5, 2017 - 3:07pm
February 26, 2017
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
We don't hear much about the Soviet program to explore and return samples of the moon to Earth, but the Russians were busy with lunar mission...
February 26, 2017 - 1:08pm
February 19, 2017
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
February 19, 2017 - 2:04pm
February 12, 2017
AstroBob: Saturn's got a whole new groove
Stunning. Incredible. Alright, I'll shut up. But it's not easy when the photos are this inspiring. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has just returned...
February 12, 2017 - 1:14pm
September 24, 2015
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: Late-rising stargazers need not apply
Low in the SW, Saturn starts October setting 2½ hours after sunset but only 1½ hours on Halloween. Too low in the sky for details; not worth going out for. If you're a planetarian, go to bed early and get up well before sunup all month. Before dawn, the prominent constellations...
September 24, 2015 - 7:09pm
August 27, 2015
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: Algol, planets, and Aldebaran eclipsed
Perseus is above the NNE horizon at dusk, so it's Algol-watching time again. The minima of Algol most people may be up for are at Sept. 2, 8:39 p.m.; Sept. 22, 10:20 p.m., and Sept. 25, 7:09 p.m. Algol will be perceptibly dimmed for about two hours centered on those times. If...
August 27, 2015 - 6:42pm
July 23, 2015
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: New Horizons visits Pluto on Bastille Day
BEMIDJI -- Dateline, Bemidji: 14 juillet 2015: joyeux jour de Bastille and yay New Horizons flyby. A good evening to start this column. Hit this link on the web http://bit.ly/1JhzRV7 to find lots of other good (and sobering) stuff in that online issue of “World Science.”...
July 23, 2015 - 7:27pm
May 28, 2015
Northland Stargazing: Hubble is 25, Regulus a few million
Readable article in June's "Sky and Telescope" on how the Hubble Space Telescope has changed our understanding of astronomy in the 25 years since it launched, and on many new questions it has generated. Someday, I will start a "Threescore and Ten" column thus: "When I was a kid,...
May 28, 2015 - 7:24pm
February 26, 2015
Northland Stargazing: Open clusters, saints' days, and the vernal equinox
Daylight savings time starts March 8. "Spring ahead, Fall back:" set your clocks ahead one hour the night before. Nothing of note happens this Sunday, but it is St. David's Day. David is patron saint of Wales, and I'm in trouble with some readers if I don't mention that. March...
February 26, 2015 - 11:56pm
January 22, 2015
Northland Stargazing: Jupiter rules the night
Assume February will be cold. Dress warmly; you get cold faster when you are not moving briskly. Earlier this month, Venus and Mercury paired up in the evening sky. In February, it's bright Venus and dim Mars in the WSW. On Feb. 7, Venus will be well below and a bit left of Mars....
January 22, 2015 - 11:46pm
December 25, 2014
Northland Stargazing: Jupiter rules the night
Yearly reminders: 1. Sky and Telescope's free weekly website is www.skyandtelescope.com/. My info comes mostly from the magazine, but you can find more there, plus breaking news. 2. January's "Sky & Telescope" includes "Skygazer's Almanac 2015," an hourglass-shaped grid showing...
December 25, 2014 - 11:09pm
November 3, 2014
Fire in the sky: Meteor sightings Sunday has area abuzz
BEMIDJI -- Reed Olson was out at Ruttger's on Sunday when he just happened to look up at the right spot at the right moment. "It was about 4:45 so the sky was bright and blue and I saw it -- it didn't look like a meteor at night, which is normally orange or yellowish white --...
November 3, 2014 - 9:25pm
October 23, 2014
Northland Stargazing: Three planets, some constellations, and two showers:
Evan Hazard Special to the Pioneer Reminders: Earlier sunsets and Central Standard Time after Nov. 1 make evening stargazing easier, but the management is not responsible for cold weather and clouds. The Leonid meteor shower may be decent in the wee hours of Nov. 17-18, and crescent...
October 23, 2014 - 11:27pm
June 27, 2014
NORTHLAND STARGAZING: I'm one (Uranus) year old
Three years ago this month, I wrote "Unlike closer Uranus, Neptune can be seen only with optical aid, so it is unlikely that any sleepless prehistoric nomad, like my fictional Raki,* identified Neptune as a "wanderer" 10 millennia ago. Uranus revolves around Sol in 84.3 Earth years;...
June 27, 2014 - 8:21am
Evan Hazard / Northland Stargazing: Planets and smudges that aren’t comets
Our Abendstern, Venus, rides low in the west at dusk all month. It has come out from behind Sol, and is catching up with us, because we move more slowly in our orbit than do the inner planets. Venus is, however, moving rapidly against background stars. Once the sky is dark, find...
June 27, 2013 - 11:26pm