Rainstorm Strikes Jamestown

During the rainstorm Friday, I sat in the warm, cozy newsroom while the Sun’s assistant editor went out in the pouring rain and got some awesome photos. I still feel kinda bad about this, but I did manage to take some interesting notes on what was going on with the help of the newsroom’s police…
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A New Name For The Heat Wave-Streak-Bubble-Dome

I keep referring to the heat wave as a “heat wave,” but it’s really more of a heat bubble. That’s how the National Weather Service meteorologist described it to me. Since then, though, I’ve heard it referred to by other names. (All of them have been safe to say in front of children. Most of…
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Spring, Spring, Spring!

Spring spring spring At last, spring has begun in earnest — the season of life, love, and baseball. Less romantically, it’s also the season of mud. Early spring in Minnesota is wonderful for those of us who live here and are just sick of looking at snow, but it’s not so impressive for people from…
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Rainy Days And Storms

I’ve never been so glad to hear a rainstorm and see lightning flashing. By the time March comes around, we’re all eager for spring. We crow gleefully about any robins who happen to hop by, even if they’re shivering with a rime of frost on their beaks. We look at the piles of snirt (snow…
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Seven Things To Do During The Tropical Heat Wave

It can’t last. We are Midwesterners, and we know this lovely heat wave that has temporarily turned our chilly tundra into a tropical paradise, with temperatures in the 30s and maybe even low 40s, can’t possibly last. It’s only mid-February, and we have the rest of this month and all of March to get through…
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