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Semi hits ditch in Two Harbors
Sonic boom mystery solved
LSSD moves forward with 4-day week application
Beargrease update: Past champs Anderson, Schroeder set up for close race to the finish
It's not the cold, it's a cold: Defending Beargrease champ battling bug on trail
Basketball roundups: Jan. 23
Mercurial Lynch accepted in Seattle - Part 1
SB XLIX: Belichick impressed with Seahawks' model
Passionate Patriots owner Kraft speaks about 'Deflategate'
Seahawks' setup favored by Carroll
baseball and softball
Guest commentary: United Way helps on the North Shore
On faith: Life's train
Letter to the community: Thanks from food shelf
Correction: Jan. 23
Adventures in Early Childhood: Art through young eyes
DARLENE D. DALY
MARGARET D. JOHNSON
VERNA M. TORSTENSON
CLYDE MELVIN HEDIN
Make a Wish helps local boy
Breakfast for Champions a success
Ruby's Pantry in SB spreads cheer year-round
Christmas poem: The little gift box
arts and entertainment
Cold Winter Days in Two Harbors
DNR seeks comments on Finland area lake and stream management plans
DNR Report: Jan. 9
DNR Report: Jan. 2
December 28, 2012
The new year opens with Jupiter still dominating the night sky. Earth passed the king of planets in the orbital race a month ago, but something...
December 28, 2012 - 5:04pm
October belongs to Pegasus and the water constellations, which float through the southern sky after nightfall. Reigning supreme high in the...
September 28, 2012 - 2:44pm
August 23, 2012
As September turns summer into fall, our old friend Saturn sinks into the sun's afterglow. Left behind--for now--in the evening sky, Mars manages to avoid the same fate. But Mars is fading as it falls ever farther behind Earth in the orbital race. If you have trouble finding it...
August 23, 2012 - 4:31pm
July 27, 2012
August gives us two full moons and the Perseid meteor shower, plus a tight grouping of two planets and a star in the evening sky. What more could...
life / news / outdoors
July 27, 2012 - 3:45pm
September 29, 2011
Starwatch: Fall season brings new viewing opportunities
Take advantage of the clear, crisp nights to watch October's celestial show. Headliners this year are Mars and the moon. About two hours before dawn on the 1st, grab your binoculars and look to the east. You'll see the bright star Regulus, in Leo, and above and slightly to its right...
September 29, 2011 - 8:00am
July 28, 2011
Starwatch: Summer's ending brings new stars
The end of summer brings the laid-back water constellations into the evening sky and gives us our last good look at the stars of Scorpius and Sagittarius. Those two constellations move from south to southwest during August. Scorpius, slithering across the southern horizon, leads...
community / outdoors
July 28, 2011 - 8:00am
Starwatch: November repeat would be keen
Let's hope this November is as clear and beautiful as last year's, especially when the annual Leonid meteor shower comes around. Whether it turns out to be spectacular or not, this year we'll have to rise early to get the best view of it. The Leonids radiate from the head of Leo,...
community / outdoors
October 28, 2010 - 10:30am
September 23, 2010
October Starwatch: Welcome to fall formations
Just as the mythological winged horse Pegasus flew over the Mediterranean, so its starry namesake sails above a sea of watery fall constellations. Pegasus puts its unmistakable stamp on the sky with the Great Square, now high in the south after nightfall. Right below the Great Square...
September 23, 2010 - 10:10am
July 29, 2010
Starwatch: July 30
August opens with Lammas, or the festival of loaves, an ancient Celtic celebration of the season's first harvest. The August 1 holiday was one of four cross-quarter days falling midway between a solstice and an equinox. The Celts divided the year into light and dark halves, with...
July 29, 2010 - 11:27am
March 25, 2010
Starwatch: April showers in night sky as well
Usually, we try to dodge April showers, but the one that arrives the morning of the 22nd may be worth seeking out. That would be the Lyrid meteor shower, which peaks around 7 a.m. Trouble is, a bright waxing moon interferes until well past midnight, leaving meteor fans only a couple...
March 25, 2010 - 1:55pm
Starwatch: Spring brings new glimpse at stars
Every year March ushers in spring, whose inexorable advance sends the nighttime hours into a grand retreat. But those hours still leave plenty of time to watch the parade of stars and planets. This month Mars, having riveted the attention of backyard astronomers for several weeks,...
February 25, 2010 - 10:32am
February 4, 2010
Starwatch: Groundhog Day began with Celts
As we tough it out through the dead of winter we get one ray of light: Groundhog Day, when most of us hope the national rodent in Punxsutawney casts about vainly for his shadow so we can look forward to an early spring. No such luck. He saw his shadow Tuesday and we're in for six...
February 4, 2010 - 10:28am
December 29, 2009
Starwatch: Mars and moon go at it
The first month of 2010 belongs to Mars, but the moon does its best to upstage the Red Planet. Mars waxes brighter and rises earlier nearly all month long as Earth catches up to it in the orbital race. On the 29th, Earth passes Mars, an event called opposition because it puts Mars...
December 29, 2009 - 5:36pm
December 1, 2009
December's deep, dark nights may be cold, but they generate ideal conditions for viewing the stars. This year we also get a shot at seeing a major meteor shower and a rare chance to ring out the old year under a full moon. The Geminid meteor shower peaks the evening of the 13th,...
December 1, 2009 - 3:35pm