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Todd Heitkamp stands beneath the Dopper radar ball at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Brian Korthals/Daily Globe)

Eye on the storm: Todd Heitkamp marks 25 years with National Weather Service

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Todd Heitkamp has heard every old wives' tale about the weather and gives little credence to predictions based on the thickness of the silk on the corn ears, the rings of an onion or even the "Old Farmer's Almanac." As a meteorologist, he puts his stock in the science of weather, even though it's not always predictable.

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.  
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