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Easter Egg hunt tradition continues
Honeywell helps Bemidji use less juice: “Energy audit” aimed at upping efficiency in public buildings
Bemidji School Board to hold ideation wrap-up meeting
Bar asks permission for kickboxing event, street dance
Republican Mills promotes ‘four pillars’ in campaign for Congress
BASEBALL: Beavers rally in game two to split doubleheader with Concordia
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen let one slip away in bizarre fashion
SOFTBALL: MSU Moorhead walks off to sweep doubleheader from BSU
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen receiver Browder is determined to find success
Softball: Beavers drop doubleheader at Northern
Saraiah Celeste White
Geneva U. Mohs
Paul Algot Lundberg
Mary Claire Patnode
Jason Ogaard: What is Heartbleed and who named it?
Scotty Allison: Travel rules can be tricky
John Eggers: Do you love your neighbor?
Mary Lou Marchand/Master Gardener: Annual vines bring garden variety
John Eggers: So, you think you have Alzheimer’s
Arts Briefs for 4/20/2014
A week to Chicago
Region 2 awards arts grants
Pioneer Previews: BSO to put on quite a show
Cantus comes to Bemidji
Famous snowy owl set free after rehab in Minnesota
Blane Klemek: Bluebirds are finally back in Minnesota
Winter Severity Index numbers top 180 in Bemidji area
Paul Nelson: Cold extends ice fishing season but accesses are deteriorating
Blane Klemek: Out on a crow ‘hunt’ with my father
Letter: Questioning the role of literature in education
Will Durst: Let’s get more ‘lethaler’
Michael Reagan: Don’t dump Pennsylvania’s governor
Joe Gandelman: Fall of the House of Bush?
Letter: Are stay-at-home moms being exploited?
March 27, 2014
Evan Hazard/Northland Stargazing: Spring stars, planets and a lunar eclipse
If skies are clear at dusk sometime this weekend or in early April, find a spot away from outdoor lighting and with a clear view of the sky in most directions. Above the SW horizon is a bright star. In fact, it is our brightest true star, Sirius, significantly larger than Sol and...
March 27, 2014 - 11:21pm
January 25, 2014
Evan Hazard/Northland Stargazing: February stars and planets: Stay warm
BEMIDJI — In the last week of January, Mercury has a good evening apparition in the WSW. On Jan. 31, it is at greatest elongation from Sol and can be easily spotted for a few days; a thin crescent Luna will be to Mercury’s right on Jan. 31, and move up past Mercury the next few...
January 25, 2014 - 12:40am
November 29, 2013
Evan Hazard/Northland Stargazing:An unsatisfying answer to burning questions are sometimes norm in science
The answer as of this writing, Nov. 17, is “We don’t know,” often the appropriate answer in science. The question: “What about Comet ISON?” It is heading sunward and is due to pass less than 750,000 miles from Sol’s surface on Nov. 28. That’s less than Sol’s diameter....
November 29, 2013 - 1:35am
October 25, 2013
Evan Hazard/Northland Stargazing: A poor showing for Venus, good for Mercury
Reminders: Earlier sunsets and daylight savings time (after Nov. 3) make evening stargazing easier. Also, at this time of year, it gets darker two or three minutes earlier each night, which seems to slow down the stars’ annual movement. The Leonid meteor shower won’t be much in...
October 25, 2013 - 12:10am
August 30, 2013
Evan Hazard/Northland Stargazing: Planets and a 'comet of the century'
September starts with Saturn above and left of brighter Venus in the WSW, and Spica below and right of Venus. But Saturn rapidly moves sunward, passing 3.5° above Venus on Sept. 17-18. Mercury is too low after sunset for easy viewing. However, try binocs a half hour after sunset...
August 30, 2013 - 12:19am
June 27, 2013
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
May 24, 2013
Evan Hazard: Norhland Stargazing — June planets and two bright reddish stars
Just past midnight June 21, at 00:04 CDT, Sol will reach its northernmost point on the Ecliptic, the night will be the shortest of the year, and astronomical summer will begin. That’s before midnight June 20 MDT and PDT. That’s why astronomical summer sometimes begins on June...
May 24, 2013 - 12:11am
April 25, 2013
Evan Hazard: A planetary dance after sundown
Last month I suggested that you could find all April’s minima of Algol at www. nightskyinfo.com/sky _highlights/ algol/ – "a site giving the minima in 24-hour mode, where 1911 = 7 p.m., and in UT (Greenwich Standard Time). Subtract 5 hours to get CDT." That 1911 should be 1900....
April 25, 2013 - 11:14pm
March 30, 2013
Evan Hazard/Northland Stargazing: A comet some of us may have seen, and a nearby red giant
Algol is too low in the northwest at dusk to observe its minima. If you’re up in the wee hours and want to know its minima, go online to www.nightskyinfo.com/sky_ highlights/ algol, a site giving the minima in 24-hour mode, where 1911 7 p.m. and in UT (Greenwich Standard Time)....
March 30, 2013 - 9:53pm