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The Apollo Lunar Module Eagle

By Staff | July 19, 2019

The Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle, in a landing configuration, was photographed in lunar orbit from the Command and Service Module Columbia. Inside the module were Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin. The long rod-like protrusions under the landing pods are lunar surface sensing probes. Upon contact with the lunar surface, the probes sent a signal […]

“Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.”

By Staff | July 19, 2019

AUTHOR’S NOTE: We all know the Neil Armstrong “one small step” quote when he first planted his space-boot on the Moon. But I will admit to ignorance about events leading up to this monumental feat. I hope you enjoy this brief history and learn something along the way. I know I did. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the […]

The Ranger Space Shuttle: Paying homage to Apollo 11

By Staff | July 19, 2019

Fifty years ago, we put a man on the moon. A good amount of Iron Range ore (in the form of steel) was put there too. That feat of human daring and engineering was a pretty big deal. It still is, as replicating a human moon landing is currently not possible. The technology and desire to walk on the moon […]

Celebrating Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary

By Staff | July 19, 2019

When I was growing up in rural Minnesota, on a warm, clear summer’s night, on occasion, when dad would be working an afternoon or nightshift in the mines, mom would ask my siblings and me to haul blankets and pillows onto the lawn to watch the night sky. This provided mom the opportunity to tell us stories about what it […]

The many dangers of pets ingesting pot

By Staff | July 19, 2019

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill making Illinois the 11th state to legalize marijuana, and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is encouraging all pet owners to make sure an increase in legalization doesn’t lead to an increase in pet poisonings. While marijuana use can be a pleasurable experience for people, it can be scary and dangerous for dogs. […]

Common health conditions that can affect dogs

By Staff | July 19, 2019

Responsible dog owners ensure their four-legged friends are in good physical health. This involves taking dogs to the veterinarian at regular intervals, providing healthy food options and being aware of the more common (and largely preventable) conditions that can affect dogs. Ear infections: Dogs that scratch at their ears, continually shake their heads or have an odor in the ear […]

Lake Trek Exploring the space of a cabin on a rainy summer day

By Staff | July 19, 2019

With all due respect to space travelers of decades past, today we transport you to the documentation of a few rainy days while at the lake cabin in July of 2017. May the force be with you, nano-nano…or whatever. Vermilion – the final frontier. These are the stories of our cabin, the Enterprised. Its three-day mission – to explore strange […]

Houston-Clear Lake: An amazing front seat to the race to the moon

By Staff | July 19, 2019

I grew up in the school district in Texas where the Johnson Space Center Mission Control for the space flights and astronaut training is located so perhaps have a unique perspective on this time of history. I remember a man coming to visit my 5th or 6th grade class, telling us that our area would soon be experiencing dramatic growth […]

Bootprint on the lunar surface

By Staff | July 19, 2019

A close-up view of astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s bootprint in the lunar soil, photographed with the 70mm lunar surface camera during Apollo 11’s sojourn on the moon. Image credit: NASA

The American Legion Department of Minnesota honors local co-op

By Staff | July 19, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS — Lake Country Power was recently presented the Employer of Veterans Award from The American Legion Department of Minnesota. The award was presented to the cooperative during the department’s summer convention in Willmar, MN. Derek Howe, chief operating officer for Lake Country Power, accepted the award on behalf of the co-op. LCDR Howe served as a P-3 Mission […]