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A sun dog is seen over the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus. Sun dogs have been shining down more prominently than usual. (Submitted photo).

Bitter cold brings shining sun dogs


RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- The sun wasn’t alone when it rose on a recent morning. It was accompanied by two bright patches of light, one on each side, and a faint, glowing halo of light.

These “sun dogs” -- so called because they faithfully “follow” the sun, like well-trained dogs -- have delighted some River Falls residents this winter.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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