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The Donner Party
Did you learn this story in your American History class? My job as a substitute in Minneapolis puts me in all sorts of places to see and learn about the varied conditions within which the youth of Mi...
11/14/13 at 10:33 AM
One State Two Notables
In the past two weeks, both Montana and California recorded the nation's warmest and coldest daily temperature. Both states of course are large and have diverse topography. In the warm season the na...
7/22/13 at 10:33 PM Atmospheric Rivers 12/3/12 at 9:11 AM
A New Old World Record 9/13/12 at 9:09 AM
What are you smoking?
Well, if you haven't heard, there has been quite a furor over a teapot on a billboard in Culver City, California. The billboard featured a simple photo of the Michael Graves Bells and Whistles Stainle...
5/30/13 at 8:43 PM Frolicking in the ocean... 3/19/12 at 8:43 PM
Do you know the way to San Jose? 3/17/12 at 5:34 PM
Forks daycare provider, focus of Sunday benefit in Oslo, Minn., on her cancer battle: 'When I think of the kids is when I get upset'
By Mike Brue GRAND FORKS Sandy Puttbrese says she didnt shed tears when, earlier this fall, a Mayo Clinic doctor told her about the uterine cancer that had spread to her ovaries. As she recalls it, h...
11/16/12 at 6:20 PM
Meteorite masquerade - Part I
Disappointing news. The rock that Lisa Webber picked up after it bounced off her roof in the wake of the October 17 California fireball wasn't a meteorite after all. NASA's Peter Jenniskens, who hel...
10/24/12 at 11:01 AM California fireball fragment hits pastor's home in Novato 10/21/12 at 8:13 PM
American Orthodox Christianity Series 1: Exploring the Insignificance of Orthodoxy for American Religion, Post 3
In this this post, I wish to start exploring the historical angles. Again, the point to this first American Orthodox Christianity Series is not to make all Orthodox feel bad or to show us as pathetic,...
7/25/12 at 1:05 AM
Popular UND astronomy team to webcast Sunday’s rare Solar eclipse
WHO/WHAT: A popular University of North Dakota eclipse-chasing team--Tim Young, an astrophysicist in the UND Department of Physics and Astrophysics, and Ron Marsh, professor and chair of UND Computer ...
5/18/12 at 2:33 PM
Random Thursday on a Monday: L.A. Edition
*I vacation with so much intensity that when I get home I need a vacation from my vacation. Or maybe it just feels like that when you go somewhere like Southern California where the sun is seemingly...
4/9/12 at 11:43 AM
I have been fortunate to have traveled to a lot of very interesting places around this globe and met a lot of very interesting people. I have also met far too many people who seem to believe the world...
12/20/10 at 9:59 AM
The Karate Kid Revisited
I watched "Karate Kid" this week for the first time in decades. The last time I saw it, Daniel-san was older than me. This time, I kept thinking "Awww, he's such a ...
7/21/10 at 10:11 AM