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Halder and Karen Thompson, left, sandbag around their home Monday with the help of Karen's brother, Dan Seefeldt, on the 7600 block of Forest River Road, just south of Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Looming storm adds to uncertainty

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At the polar ends of the Earth, spring's first day is hard to miss.

In the north, the sun finally peeks above the horizon after six dark months, circling barely above the landscape as it creeps up.

It's vice versa at the South Pole, where the sun slips from sight, swirling away to temporary hiding.

It's light out, or it's dark.

Halder Thompson would appreciate the sort of day-or-night clarity the Sunday equinox brought the poles.

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