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  • Storm chasing into amazing light

    Amber Nichols|Jun 21, 2024

    Storm chasing is a dangerous and unpredictable hobby, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. For me, there’s nothing quite like the thrill of chasing a storm cell and trying to capture the perfect shot. I had the opportunity to do just that when a severe thunderstorm warning was issued June 12 for our area. I grabbed my camera and headed out into the field, hoping to get a glimpse of a tornado or just amazing cloud formations. As I drove, I watched the storm clouds build in the distance. T... Full story

  • Photos: History made at college graduation

    Amber Nichols|May 17, 2024

    Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College included a bit of history as the first bachelor of science degrees for elementary education were handed out in the Lester Jack Briggs Cultural Center May 9. There were 148 graduates who crossed the stage. Joradan Paulson, Nahin Gatica Cruz and Shana Aubid were the education graduates. There were 219 degrees earned in total....

  • Dressage clinic lures area riders

    Amber Nichols|Jun 28, 2019

    Horseback riders refined their dressage and hunter/jumper skills at the Northwoods Dressage Association clinic at River Ranch Farm in Esko last week. Dressage is an Olympic sport in which riders train both the horses and themselves to perform increasingly complex movements. These movements form a predetermined pattern which is performed from memory at competitions. For hunters and jumpers competition, horses are trained to jump over fences, ranging from ground poles to up to 5 feet and 3 inches...

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