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October 15, 2017
NASA’s Terra (left) and Aqua Earth-observation satellites captured these views of the fires in California on Oct. 9 two hours apart. Strong winds from the dry deserts to the northeast blow large clouds of fire smoke out over the Pacific. (Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response)
California wildfires visible from outer space
October 15, 2017 - 6:00am
September 24, 2017
LeAnn Oman adds wool fiber to a wool painting she is creating at her home in Hermantown. Clint Austin / Forum News Serviceplay button
The accidental artist: From chain saws to fire, Hermantown woman lets new ideas find her
September 24, 2017 - 5:15am
August 20, 2017
Glensheen head gardener Emily Ford in one of the estate’s gardens. (Steve Kuchera / Forum News Service)
'This is my wheelhouse': Emily Ford combines history, science and design in her role as Glensheen Mansion’s head gardener
August 20, 2017 - 6:00am
July 30, 2017
Dorothy Molter at her cabin in the Boundary Waters at age 77, in 1984. Ely-based musician Barb Cary Hall has spent the past six years writing a musical about Molter, who spent more than 50 years living alone and tending to tourists on Knife Lake. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)
Into the woods: An Ely musician has turned ‘Root Beer Lady’ Dorothy Molter’s story into a musical
July 30, 2017 - 6:00am
March 12, 2017
t2.14.17 Bob King -- 030517.F.DNT.HAMRADIOc5 -- Dave Miller, emergency coordinator for the Douglas County Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, descibes the role of "hams" in assisting the National Weather Service with real-time, on-site reports of dangerous weather. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com
Hamming it up: Whether used for hobby or emergency, ham radio is a booming form of communication
March 12, 2017 - 11:02am
February 19, 2017
The sun’s fiery conveyor belts skim the surface of the sun, sweeping up the magnetic fields of old, dead sunspots. The "corpses" are dragged down at the poles to a depth into the solar depths, where they’re recharged by the sun’s rotation. Reincarnated, they become buoyant and float back to the surface to make new sunspots! NASA
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
February 19, 2017 - 2:04pm