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Oldest piece of the planet found on Australian sheep ranch
"Baaaaa!" The unmistakable sound of life echoes from a sheep ranch in Australia's Jack Hills. Beneath their hooves lie bits and pieces of the oldest rocks on the planet. A tiny zircon crystal twice ...
2/25/14 at 10:13 AM Curiosity rover sets sights on bumpy Cumberland rock 5/11/13 at 1:13 PM
Mission control to Curiosity rover: Drill, baby, drill! 1/16/13 at 2:22 PM
INDIEWATCH: ‘The Other F Word’ a compelling insight into punk rocker fatherhood
I know little about punk rock as a genre or social movement, but that made documentary The Other F Word that much more compelling. It follows some of punk rocks front-men Flea of the Red Hot Chili P...
12/19/13 at 7:54 PM Screen time: Review of 'Pain and Gain' 5/8/13 at 5:15 PM
The Bridges of Des Moines Part III: The (lost) Truss Bridges
There are more bridge types that make Des Moines one of the most populous bridges in the Midwest. As we will see in this part, truss bridges were just as popular of a bridge design as the arch bridg...
10/28/13 at 10:58 AM Mystery Bridge Nr. 32: A Bridge in a Lake 10/18/13 at 8:51 AM
A bridge type making a comeback: the Melan arch bridge 7/16/13 at 8:02 AM
Mini Fundraiser, St. Lukes/Women Rock
9/12/13 at 8:50 AM Women Rock Fundraiser 9/5/13 at 12:44 PM
Buffalo Wild Wings Benefit/Women Rock/November 7th 11/5/12 at 7:52 AM
women Rock Mini Fundraiser
9/11/13 at 5:52 AM Women Mini Rock Fundraiser 9/6/13 at 6:24 AM
Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser for Women Rock 11/7/12 at 5:11 PM
Ordinary Christians: That Describes All of Us
When I was in high school, I had a crush on this gorgeous guy: thick wavy hair, brown eyes like Bambi, perfect white teeth that flashed with an impish grin. Personality wise, he was funny, warm, eng...
8/28/13 at 5:05 PM Is Religion a Crutch? 3/8/13 at 1:00 PM
Boston marathon tragedy – what can we lean on in such troubling times?
An attack at an event like a marathon so full of good cheer, love and courage can make us wonder if anything anywhere is ever safe. It can make us feel as if our life is very temporary and subject t...
4/25/13 at 12:27 PM
Another day, another mountain
Despite some serious soreness in my quadriceps from Saturday's 31K trail race, I headed back out on Sunday for a shakeout run, hoping to loosen up my legs from the inflammation and lactic acid of a ha...
1/21/13 at 11:35 PM Rest and recovery 1/14/13 at 6:23 PM
Dual focus ahead 9/14/12 at 7:05 AM
In the Nazca desert of southern Peru, there are many geoglyphs that were created about 1,500 years ago. The geoglyphs were created by moving aside the darker-colored rocks on the surface to reveal t...
4/22/12 at 9:39 PM Mosquito! 3/15/12 at 10:32 PM
Creature Path tee marker 12/22/11 at 10:47 AM
The Piano Guys
Last week, I had one of those days that we all have. It was productive enough, but there was not anything new or wonderful coming from this girls mind, fingers, or anything. I did what I needed to do ...
3/22/12 at 5:30 AM Valleys are Beautiful 8/4/11 at 7:35 AM
Cheese Buttons From The Rock Roof Inn
Some of the best cookbooks I own are the ones that churches compile. The problem is that you only have a couple of weeks to buy the cookbook and if you miss your chance, too bad, so sad. Well when I...
2/2/11 at 8:03 PM
New DECC: Another Viewing
Rink and Run stopped by the DECC on Monday on another matter, and got a quick look at Amsoil Arena, as Bob Hom of the DECC put on a hard hat, goggles and reflective vest and t...
7/19/10 at 4:17 PM Ciskie, Again 9/29/09 at 11:27 AM
More Red Rock Radio 9/23/09 at 3:04 PM
Red Rock seeks money
McNamara Officials from the southeastern Twin Cities and beyond say their communities should be next in line for a passenger rail line, and a $500,000 park-and-ride lot is the first step. "This ...
2/8/10 at 6:20 PM
Two area businesses honored
After only four months of selling on Amazon.com, Security Jewelers was named a top holiday seller by the online retailing powerhouse. The honor for the small Duluth business is based on net sales and ...
2/4/10 at 6:07 AM
Yep, you read that right. Kollage has come out with square needles. The sides are squared off to supposedly ease some of the strain on your hands. In the interest of science, I boug...
10/26/09 at 4:38 AM