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Wise up with a visit to the Methuselah Star
We all age. Whether we like it or not. Humans, trees and stars alike have finite lifetimes. The sun's been around for nearly 5 billion years with another 5 billion to go before it balloons into a re...
5/8/13 at 10:23 AM Former supergiant star in Whirlpool Galaxy goes missing 3/3/13 at 12:53 PM
Deneb and Mu, farthest stars of a winter's night 1/31/13 at 4:03 PM
Is There in Truth No Beauty?
Those of you who are afficianados of the 1960's era Star Trek series (and if you're not, you should be -- it's cheesey and profound at the same time) may recognize the title of this article from an ep...
4/10/13 at 2:13 PM
Twists And Turns
Are you ready for the 2013 racing season? The Racing Life is. But with all the snow STILL on the ground here in North Dakota is seems like spring will never get here. So to get you in the mood... we m...
4/7/13 at 1:19 PM Watch Episode 4 Now! 1/28/12 at 6:00 PM
Update To This Weekend's Show 1/27/12 at 3:36 AM
Trek Cafe and Lounge at CoreCon
And now for something completely different! We were asked to have a suite at CoreCon, the local Sci-fi convention, to give out free vegan food to the attendees. So, we came up with the idea of having...
2/24/13 at 6:08 PM
Forum Communications Co. newspapers score big in annual Minnesota Newspaper Association contest
FARGO, N.D. -Forum Communications Co.newspapers received more than 140 awards, ranging in categories from "Best Local Breaking News Story" to "Best Website" during the 2011-2012 Better Newspaper Conte...
2/4/13 at 12:06 PM Forum Communications Co. publisher elected president of Wisconsin Newspaper Association 3/2/12 at 2:18 PM
"Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace" Review - Movies in the Mancave
2/9/12 at 11:19 AM
Life is jam-packed full of demands. Not all of them are bad, and I am sure not all of them are good. When I woke up this morning, my body demanded a little movement to get it going for the day. Althou...
9/20/11 at 10:07 PM
211 0rganization That I Am in Awe of
There are some 211 organizations (United Way) that I am in awe of what they do in our community. What do you know about these organizations? Who do they serve? Have you given to them? They are all lo...
5/25/11 at 7:29 AM
And also with you.
We've been having some interesting conversations with Ben lately. In one, Ben was trying to argue with his daddy about fast animals. Ben: Jaguars are the fastest animals. Aaron: Antelopes are pretty ...
5/10/11 at 3:34 PM
United Way, Duluth
I found it interesting that United Way (Duluth) cut it's staff's salaries on Fridays due to decreased giving. Yet, United Way has helped so many non-profits under then that are flourishing and are sti...
7/31/10 at 4:32 AM Guide Star 5/1/10 at 3:26 PM
Japanese Bomber Bid 4/26/10 at 2:58 AM
Chicken Pot Pie
It wasn't very often we'd go without a home-cooked meal when I was growing up. But there were times. And on some of those occasions, when Mom didn't have time to fix something for us, we had pot pies,...
2/26/10 at 2:43 AM
Stribbers thank departed staff members
I'm going take a brief step away from the sports world for this story. Minnpost's David Brauer has a copy of a full-page ad that ran in this morning's Minneapolis Star Tribune that was paid for by som...
2/9/10 at 5:06 AM
a window closes, a door opens
Late last week, I hinted at an exciting announcement to come. The news was so fresh at the time of that writing that we weren't quite ready to make it public. We needed time to absorb it, to readjust...
7/13/09 at 3:14 PM
CTRL: 80s Redux
Each month, I write a column for Transistor (www.transistormag.com) called CTRL+ALT+DULUTH. (Yes, it plays on the "duh-LOOT" pronunciation.) Below is the text from last week's issue: I&rsquo...
11/28/08 at 11:08 AM