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Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge
Twins emphasis on nutrition goes down to farm club level
Minnesota teacher's lawsuit over high school assault dismissed
Minnesota man found guilty in attempt to kill his ex-wife at work
UPDATE: Dispute over trail detours final Minnesota legislative work
James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors
United's Venegas, front office don't see eye-to-eye
Wild's owner sees no need to rebuild
Kunitz scores 2 as Penguins edge Sens in Game 7
Prep Baseball: Dragons blanked in season-ender
Former Arkansas Gov. takes 'Huckabee' from Fox News to religious broadcaster
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
Memorial Day travel volume expected highest since 2005
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Mary Ann Nagel
Marlyn W. Wacholz
Marlys J. Mithun
Manworld tried extra hard this week to tell women 'no.' We weren't listening.
Five startling things Betsy Devos told (or wouldn't tell) Congress
Cartoon by Dave Granlund
Dionne: The wider Trump scandal
Cartoon by Steve Benson
April 16, 2017
Astro Bob: How Mars turned nasty cold
Mars would be much more clement if it still possessed a beefy atmosphere. Thanks to new measurements from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft, we now have...
April 16, 2017 - 9:21am
April 9, 2017
Astro Bob: Spring nights sweeter with the space station
Spring can be a comfortable time of year to get outside at night and watch the stars. When you do, don't be surprised if you have some company....
April 9, 2017 - 10:18am
April 6, 2017
Planet Jupiter comes in for a close-up, will be bright Friday night
GRAND FORKS — The biggest planet in the solar system will shine even brighter in the night sky on Friday, April 7. Friday marks the point...
April 6, 2017 - 6:58pm
April 2, 2017
Astro Bob: How moon colonists might survived the frigid lunar night
Man, it can get cold on the moon. With virtually no air to speak of and a night that lasts just shy of two weeks, the surface temperature drops...
April 2, 2017 - 10:22am
March 26, 2017
AstroBob: Salvador Dali would love these constellations
In March, we dipped into the deep past, hungering to know more about the first generation of suns that formed after the Big Bang. Now, we look...
March 26, 2017 - 7:00am
March 12, 2017
AstroBob: Welcome Arcturus!
I really shouldn't be surprised anymore. But I always am when I see the fiery bright star Arcturus appear in the east on midwinter evenings....
March 12, 2017 - 6:12pm
March 5, 2017
AstroBob: A new take on why we hear meteors
Have you ever seen a super-bright meteor and at the same time heard hissing or rustling sounds? Some people claim to hear the sizzle of a bright...
March 5, 2017 - 3:07pm
February 26, 2017
AstroBob: Can you see the Russian landers, rovers on the moon? Yes!
We don't hear much about the Soviet program to explore and return samples of the moon to Earth, but the Russians were busy with lunar mission...
February 26, 2017 - 1:08pm
February 19, 2017
AstroBob: Ride the roller coaster to solar minimum
February 19, 2017 - 2:04pm
February 12, 2017
AstroBob: Saturn's got a whole new groove
Stunning. Incredible. Alright, I'll shut up. But it's not easy when the photos are this inspiring. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has just returned...
February 12, 2017 - 1:14pm
December 15, 2016
Merry and bright: Mark the calendar for winter solstice and starry nights
The 2016 winter solstice will occur on December 21 at exactly 4:44 a.m. The solstice marks the beginning of winter when the sun has reached the...
December 15, 2016 - 5:51am
September 2, 2016
Curious radio signal stirs talk of extraterrestrials
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—A curious radio signal picked up by a Russian telescope is probably not a transmission from an extraterrestrial civilization, but astronomers in California are taking a second look anyway, the SETI Institute said Tuesday. A group of Russian astronomers...
September 2, 2016 - 9:06am
January 6, 2016
Teacher, students present research findings at convention
Willmar Senior High School science teacher Robert Palmer and three of his students are attending the meeting of the American Astronomical Society this week in Kissimmee, Florida, to deliver the results of their part in a NASA research project. Palmer and the students — Robert Boyd,...
January 6, 2016 - 10:47pm
October 23, 2014
Willmar astronomy students in class during ‘best astronomy year’
WILLMAR — The astronomy students at Willmar Senior High picked a great time to take that class. This fall they’ve seen a lunar eclipse,...
October 23, 2014 - 11:42pm
July 17, 2013
Study: Dead stars colliding forged gold on Earth
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A strange glow in space has provided fresh evidence that all the gold on Earth was forged from ancient collisions of dead...
July 17, 2013 - 1:30pm