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Technology / Space

Apollo Moon Photos Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

NASA recently re-scanned and released high-resolution photos from the Apollo missions in their native, unedited format, allowing us to get a look at the surface of the moon in unprecedented detail. The photos as released, however, had no color-correction, cropping, or manipulations of any kind, which left some looking a little underexposed and washed-out. I […]

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Local History

Discovering Interesting Ancestors

I owe it to my wife and mom that I have developed an interest in ancestry. I’ve always wanted to trace my family tree, but thought I didn’t know enough about my family to learn anything of substance, but the women in my life convinced me otherwise, and I’ve recently been discovering interesting ancestors. It’s been […]

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Podcasts / Audio

Strange Lands, Episode 4: The Oscar 7 Event

In the early morning hours of October 24, 1968, two alarms sounded in the Oscar 1 Launch Control Center. The alarms were OZ, outer zone, and IZ, inner zone, perimeter alerts at the United States Air Force’s Oscar 7 missile silo, down the highway from the Launch Control Center. While OZ alerts were frequently tripped […]

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Local History

Update on One of Fargo’s Oldest Unsolved Missing Persons Cases

Despite a denial by Moorhead police Lt. Tory Jacobson in February, 2015, news coverage since that time suggests the murder of NDSU Student Tom Bearson is becoming a cold case. Although they continue to diligently work the case, Fargo-Moorhead police have exhausted many of their leads. Although the metro police solve murders and missing persons […]

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Podcasts / Audio

Strange Lands, Episode 3: The 9/11 Assassination Plot

On September 11th, 2001, terrorists attacked America when they flew hijacked commercial jets into both towers of the World Trade Center in New York, and the Pentagon in Washington DC. A suicide attack by a fourth airliner, United Airlines Flight 93 bound for Washington DC, was foiled by passengers, but the plane crashed in a […]

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Podcasts / Audio

Strange Lands, Episode 2: The Disappearances at Flannan Isles Lighthouse

In ancient times mariners returning from sea were guided to port by fires built on hilltops; the elevated light serving as a point of reference for landings which were frequently perilous. One wrong move along a rocky coast meant expensive loss of precious cargo, and certain death for sailors with families. Gradually the technology evolved […]

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Podcasts / Audio

Strange Lands, Episode 1: The Horror Legend Forged in a Volcanic Winter

1816 was known as the Year Without a Summer. Observers in all parts of the globe reported cooler than normal weather, a dry fog that would not dissipate with the wind or rain and a dimmed sun which appeared red even at the height of day. Crops failed in numbers previously unseen and famine, riots, […]

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Technology / Space

How an Algorithm (and my stupid mistakes) Made Me Unemployed

This is embarrassing to write. It is confessional, and probably overly personal. In a time when there’s always someone ready to call you an idiot when you fail, I’m gonna beat them to the punch. I’m an idiot. And now I’m unemployed and my company is nearly bankrupt. Hopefully, someone reading this will avoid making […]

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Non-Fiction Unexplained

A Haunting: Psychic Medium Weighs In

Stories about the happenings in my home have been pretty rare the last few years. We’ve learned to live with it, but a recent email from a medium named Marjorie made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. She had some things to say about the apparitions of a woman and a […]

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Music

Review: Blackberry Smoke “Like an Arrow”

Blackberry Smoke is a Georgia southern rock band I discovered a few years ago when I ran across their concert video “Live at the Georgia Theatre”, and I’ve been a fan ever since. Straddling the line between country and southern rock, Blackberry Smoke is a band that defies labels. Restless, one of the more popular […]