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Cattle losses: a sports analogy
I talked with an area cattle official recently. He doesn't work in the western Dakotas, but he's concerned about challenges facing cattle producers there after the devastating October blizzard. What ...
10/31/13 at 10:57 AM Dead cattle and platitudes 10/24/13 at 2:39 PM
Summing up 2013 10/8/13 at 10:00 AM
NAHL Central Division semifinal preview
After seven long, hard-fought months of the North American Hockey League regular season, it's finally here: the playoffs! The North and South divisions have already started their series, but the Ce...
4/11/13 at 10:57 PM
We are Like the Weather
Bloggers note: I started this post several weeks ago and am back to it because this week has been much like that dayand I had the same thoughts but had not completed the post then. I hope you enjoy th...
3/20/13 at 6:03 AM
District adding makeup day to calendar
The District will be utilizing a second storm day in late April to make up for Monday, March 18. Classes will be held on Monday, April 29 in order to fulfill this second lost day of instruction. See t...
3/19/13 at 11:20 AM
90 Years Ago
It was 90 years ago today that one of the worst blizzards in modern times was moving through the region. It started as a weak Alberta Clipper that moved along the Rocky Mountains, reformed in Colorado...
2/13/13 at 9:30 AM Snirt 1/22/13 at 10:24 AM
15 Years Ago 4/5/12 at 7:16 AM
Thank you Summit, South Dakota!
In the midst of blizzard conditions, it is still mighty warm and cozy in Summit, South Dakota. In true Midwest form, community members in Summit rose to the occasion when student fans of UND's hockey ...
2/10/13 at 5:52 PM Safety and security is everyone's responsibility. 12/30/10 at 1:50 PM
Historical Snowstorms and Blizzards
I've written about the Children's Blizzard today, but decided to put it into Reprint because of the focus on history. I'm very glad that the blizzard we had over the weekend did not kill 250-500 peop...
1/13/13 at 6:20 PM Seriously, Don't Drive! Really, We Mean It! 1/25/10 at 7:35 AM
Driving Conditions Treacherous, Even in Town 1/7/10 at 4:50 AM
Stranded in a Blizzard: How Would You Survive?
In my senior year of high school, I took an English class where a student teacher from the local university handled the final quarter before graduation. Because we were a senior English class, there w...
1/11/13 at 4:17 PM
Bridgehunter Chronicles supports the victims of Superstorm Sandy
We have seen many disaster films where megastorms, whether they are hurricanes, snowstorms, sandstorms or a combination of them and then some burrow in on the cities, destroying buildings, places of i...
10/30/12 at 5:04 PM
This Guy Will be Famous by the End of the Day
I have a lot in common with this guy. For the last three days I've been promoting a "real powerful" snow event that was supposed to hit last night and early this morning. Granted, I didn't do it as ...
2/29/12 at 7:16 AM
Memories of a SD White Christmas
It won't be a classic South Dakota Christmas for most of us. No snow. No wind howling outside our snug houses as we welcome red-faced people rushing in from the cold. No powdery drifts for kids to pl...
12/24/11 at 10:59 AM
Brave the Weather! Enjoy the Arts!
We are strong North Dakotans! (I am sure some of you are also strong Minnesotans!) Weather?!? What Weather?!? Lets not let a little spring snow storm stop us from enjoying the amazing Arts Community i...
3/22/11 at 11:05 AM
Despite freezing temperatures, customer’s line up for Moorhead Dairy Queen’s opening
Story, pictures and video by Matthew Liedke MSUM Journalism When the temperatures dip below zero in Moorhead, residents usually try to find a place to get hot chocolate. March 1 this all changes whe...
3/2/11 at 7:30 PM
Is winter meaner?
I told my friend the other day that winter seemed meaner than it used to be colder and snowier and blowier. Its a 7-year cycle, my friend replied. Apparently, this means we still have five winters ...
1/28/11 at 5:12 AM Twas the day after Christmas 12/27/09 at 10:01 PM
Snug at home 12/9/09 at 5:33 AM
A Blizzard; in five acts
Act I The First Storm I remember a book from when I was very young. Its title was the Day After the Bomb and was in reference to the possibility of nuclear war between the USA and the USSR. The book ...
1/7/11 at 4:08 AM