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Solar Eclipse

The moon begins to cross in front of the sun Thursday afternoon causing a partial eclipse. The moon eventually covered 60 percent of what we see of the sun in Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls...

The moon begins to cross in front of the sun Thursday afternoon causing a partial eclipse. The moon eventually covered 60 percent of what we see of the sun in Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
The moon begins to cross in front of the sun Thursday afternoon causing a partial eclipse. The moon eventually covered 60 percent of what we see of the sun in Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

The moon begins to cross in front of the sun Thursday afternoon causing a partial eclipse. The moon eventually covered 60 percent of what we see of the sun in Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

Member of Dave Kobilka's Astronomy Class and potential member of the Astronomy Club, Josh Schultz watches the partial solar eclipse through a telescope on the Brainerd Campus of Central Lakes College Thursday. An array of telescopes were all pointing to the western sky outside of the college as the moon began to obscure the sun as we see it in Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

Member of Dave Kobilka’s Astronomy Class and potential member of the Astronomy Club, Josh Schultz watches the partial solar eclipse through a telescope on the Brainerd Campus of Central Lakes College Thursday. An array of telescopes were all pointing to the western sky outside of the college as the moon began to obscure the sun as we see it in Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls
Member of Dave Kobilka’s Astronomy Class and potential member of the Astronomy Club, Josh Schultz watches the partial solar eclipse through a telescope on the Brainerd Campus of Central Lakes College Thursday. An array of telescopes were all pointing to the western sky outside of the college as the moon began to obscure the sun as we see it in Brainerd. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls

I was raised on a farm in western Minnesota where I participated in 4-H, high school sports, and everything that farm kids do for fun after chores. Graduated from Ridgewater Community College with an AA degree and my first taste of newspapering. I worked a summer on the Ortonville Independent as a reporter and photographer.
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