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DAVE BRUNER: Photo Gallery — The Northern Lights Dancing In The Sky Above North Dakota

After many attempts the past few years, Grand Forks photographer Dave Bruner finally captured a dramatic display of the aurora borealis on the night of May 6. The aurora borealis, or northern lights, are collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. When the electrons drop back to a lower energy state, they release a …


RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — August Potpourri

It’s been said that variety is the spice of life. Follow Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons around for a couple of days, and you will understand the meaning of that old adage. The past few days, Russ captured these images of senior pictures by the lake; a rodeo in Detroit Lakes, Minn.; some star, northern lights and sunset shots at the lake; …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — A Night To Remember

What started out as a trip to capture some images of the sunset Sunday night at Kelly Slough National Wildlife Refuge northwest of Grand Forks turned out to be much that than that for photographer Russ Hons. As Russ was photographing the sunset, he received an alert that the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) might be active after dark. Russ said, “As darkness descended, the northern lights …

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Aurora Borealis, September 11, 2015

On this 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City, Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons snapped these images of the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) in memory of those who perished. Russ says he hopes those who died were able to “see these beautiful lights from where they are now!”

RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — Northern Lights Bonanza

Grand Forks photographer Russ Hons captured the Northern Lights (aurora borealis) at their best Monday night. The spectacular show could be seen across almost the entire North American continent, with people from New England, Minnesota, Iowa and the Dakotas posting magnificent photos on social media of the illuminated sky. Scientists say the phenomenon can be attributed to a perfect storm of space …

RUSS HONS: Aurora Borealis

The incredible display of Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, on Tuesday night was caused by a severe geomagnetic — or “solar” — storm, which hit the Earth, producing gorgeous auroras and sparking concerns about power disruptions. The storm, which hit the Earth at around 9 a.m., is a “G4” on the five-point scale, according to NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center. Spaceweather.com reports …