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Monday’s post on the lights from the Bakken oil field being visible from space has taken on a life of its own.

Former colleague Bob Collins at Minnesota Public Radio was the first journalist to pick up the post. Then someone submitted it to Reddit, the popular link-sharing site, and the post subsequently showed up on news sites in the UK, China, and Romania.

And German TV news program, Focus, even put together this video segment:

At least, I think that’s what they’re talking about…

Ken Paulman

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

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