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2 dead after trees fall on Quetico campsite in storm
Chalk.a.Lot brings the kid out in everyone
Blood donors needed in Two Harbors
Lake County Past: July 22
Summer girls basketball league works through successful season
Rivals top Proctor, fall to Ely
Bay to Bay 10K crowns winner
Two Harbors soccer girls head to Schwan's Cup
Two Harbors Walleye Fishing League: Week 7
Rivals take win over West Duluth
baseball and softball
Legal Learning: Gun laws and ducks
Home for the Summer: Little critters make themselves at home
Climate Column: The debate is heating up
Ask a Trooper: Law regarding railroad crossings
Ask a Trooper: License plates in Minnesota
RAYMOND JOSEPH WIDEN
JEREMY TODD STEVENS
EVE L. THOMPSON
BARBARA ANNE "BOBBY" SMITH
MICHAEL "BONSIE" GROSSKURTH
Lake County Past: July 15
Bay Days celebration takes over Silver Bay
Something for everyone at Heritage Days
Two Harbors City Band program: July 21
Annual Chalk.a.Lot Festival returns for fifth year
arts and entertainment
DNR Report: July 22
DNR Report: July 15
DNR Report: July 8
DNR Report: July 1
Legals: July 22
Legals: July 15
Legals: July 8
Legals: July 1
Legals: June 24
July 1, 2016
Starwatch: New moon on July 4 great for stargazing
Star watchers have good reasons -- besides the usual one -- to celebrate on July 4. First, we get a new moon, which means we can watch stars...
July 1, 2016 - 4:00am
June 3, 2016
Starwatch: Saturn's big moment is here
Saturn has been playing second fiddle to Mars all year, but in June the red planet fades while the ringed planet reaches its pinnacle. Saturn's...
June 3, 2016 - 4:00am
April 29, 2016
Starwatch: May 2016
On May 9 we're treated to the spectacle of a small black dot crawling across the sun's face. This is a rare transit of Mercury, when the little...
April 29, 2016 - 4:00am
April 1, 2016
Starwatch: April 2016
Mercury, the messenger of the gods, pops into the evening sky in April, making its best evening appearance of the year. Look to the west-northwest...
April 1, 2016 - 4:00am
March 4, 2016
Starwatch: March 2016
The five planets that adorned the morning sky last month are now going their separate ways. Mercury slips behind the sun on March 23, and Venus...
March 4, 2016 - 4:00am
January 29, 2016
Starwatch: Feb. 2016
The shortest month opens with a long line of planets strung across the morning sky. Look about an hour before sunrise Feb. 1 and find Venus,...
January 29, 2016 - 4:00am
October 30, 2015
Starwatch: November 2015
November brings one of the roundest rising moons any of us will ever see. On the evening of the 25th, the moon rises within a half hour of the...
October 30, 2015 - 12:33am
May 29, 2015
Starwatch: June 2015
In June, the approach between Venus and Jupiter culminates in the two brightest planets finally meeting over the western horizon. They...
May 29, 2015 - 2:04pm
May 1, 2015
Starwatch: May 2015
Against a backdrop of brightening May twilight, Venus and Jupiter enter the most dramatic phase of a months-long evening dance. On May...
May 1, 2015 - 1:48pm
March 27, 2015
Starwatch: April 2015
April wastes little time bringing us its biggest event: a full moon undergoing a total eclipse the morning of the 4th.
March 27, 2015 - 11:09am
January 2, 2015
January 2015 Starwatch
MEDIA NOTE: For a black graphic, click here. For a white graphic, click here. We'll be treated to a long, slow approach between the two brightest planets in 2015, a year that gets off to a running start with a full moon. January's "wolf" moon reaches fullness at 10:53 p.m. on...
January 2, 2015 - 10:09am
October 3, 2014
The moon puts on two spectacular shows this month: a total lunar eclipse and a partial solar eclipse. The lunar eclipse happens in the wee...
October 3, 2014 - 2:44pm
August 29, 2014
Minnesota Starwatch: September 2014
From Deane Morrison University of Minnesota A terrific harvest moon and a meeting of celestial rivals are among the delights in store...
August 29, 2014 - 10:35am
June 27, 2014
Minnesota Starwatch: July
From Deane Morrison As night falls, the trio of Mars, Saturn and the red star Antares comes out in the south and southwest. If you haven’t seen this sight, now’s the time to catch it. Mars is in the southwest, traveling eastward against the background of stars. On the 13th...
June 27, 2014 - 11:26am
March 28, 2014
April 2014 Starwatch
From Deane Morrison University of Minnesota The sky could get pretty red in April as Mars makes its best showing of the year and the moon undergoes a total eclipse. On the April 8, Earth finally catches up to Mars in the orbital race. At that moment the sun, Earth and the Red...
March 28, 2014 - 2:15pm