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Deputy injured in rollover crash near Bemidji
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MEN'S HOCKEY: Ferris State ties it with 45 seconds left, scores in 2 OT to end BSU's season
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen put on an offensive clinic in 92-49 rout of Wyoming
CURLING: Pottinger rink faces China in opening round of World Championships
INDOOR FOOTBALL: Axemen anxious to return to action after bye week
BSU ROUNDUP: Beavers softball splits, baseball swept
Peter (Pete) P. Mistic, Jr
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‘Fargo’ brings crime to Bemidji, eh?
Arts Briefs for 03/16/2014
Pioneer Previews: ‘Lightwire’ a delight for the eye
Arts Briefs for March 9, 2014
Pioneer Previews: Bohemia on tap at First Lutheran
Perfect day for fishing
Blane Klemek: The majestic elk here in Minnesota
DNR, MDHA host deer listening session at Bemidji High School
Paul Nelson: Spring meltdown has begun on Bemidji area lakes
Decision on sulfate wild rice limit, and where it will be enforced, could be year away
Letter: Medical marijuana might be the answer for some
Paul Marquart: Property taxes going down for many Minnesotans
Michael Reagan: Rand Paul gets it
Joe Gandelman: Conservatives are targeting free school lunches
Letter: Could we have recycling pickups in rural areas?
Scotty Allison: Veterans in the news in St. Paul
John Eggers: Do we still need school buildings?
Wally Peck/Master Gardener: Wood ashes for the garden
Missy Thomas: Caregiving: When to call for help
Arland O. Fiske: The historic Tingvoll church in western Norway
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