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........ ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Howe reco " Rep. Jeff Howe, R-Rockville, center, receives a commemorative ax from the Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters recently at Jax Care in Minneapolis. The ax is in recognition for legislation Howe led to passage last year which bans four flame- retardant chemicals that are carcinogenic but have been used in upholstered furniture and children's products. It is the strongest such law in the nation. Chris Parsons, president of the MPFF, said the organization reserves presenting axes for special occasions marking outstanding service - and that only two other current legislators have received them. Pictured, left to right, are Thomas Clark and Chris Parsons of the MPFF, Jeff Howe, and Brian Rice and Kirk Pederson, who advocated for Howe's legislation. Submitted photo. Mark Meteorologist Mild air Friday, then an Arctic front for the weekend Weather: We certainly had an Weather fact: Mainly cloudy: Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High interesting day last Friday across More than half cloud cover but 25 Low 16 Winds: NW 15-25 mph the region with rain mixed with with "some breaks in the clouds. Prec. None snow along with some patchy It can also be described as cloudy Friday: Partly cloudy. High 34 freezing rain early on in the day. with some sunny periods." Low 17 Winds: WSW 10-20 mph By the afternoon, however, high MN AT A GLANCE: Prec. None pressure moved into the area and Moorhead Low 20 High 32 Saturday: Partly cloudy and the sky cleared and temperatures Duluth Low 16 High 28 windy. High 19 Low 2 Winds: NW climbed into the' 40s and even Central Minn. Low21 High 33 20-30 mph Prec. None some 50s. Minneapolis Low 24 High 35 Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 24 The weather on Friday reminds Rochester Low 22 High 33 Low 12 Winds: NW/SW 10-20 mph us how volatile the weather can Marshall Low 23 High 35 Prec. None be this time of the year. The only Wednesday: Partly cloudy. weather we were missing were High 33 Low 23 Wind: NW 5-15 some thunderstorms, mph Prec. None We enjoyed a nice day on Monday's sunrise:7:09a.m. Saturday as high pressure influ- Monday's sunset: 6 p.m. It's EASY_ ..trenew enced our weather. Some lightNormal High:27 did fall across parts of the Normal Low: 8 or SUbSCribe! snow state of Minnesota early Sunday Expect mild air to bewith us for By mall,'" phone, reminding us that winter isn't over the midweek. We should see high as of yet. temperatures in the low- to mid- fax, weg, or Another weak wave pushed 30s on Wednesday. Temperatures e-mall. across Minnesota late Monday will turn unseasonably cool into early Tuesday that brought by the weekend, however, as (See order form another dose of cold air spills in from Canada. Little moisture is expected along the way. on page 18.) Northwest is a growing Union Company With 3 Divisions: Sewer/Water. Excavating Paving Seeking to Hire Experienced: Grading Superintendents, Pipe Foreman, Paving Foreman Pipe Layers, Mechanics, Truck Drivers Experienced Operators for all three divisions Experienced Laborers for all three divisions. Equal Opportunity Employer 1451 Stagecoach Rd., Shakopee, MN 55379 Call 952-445-1003 some additional chances for light snow. Milder air will be with us for the midweek before we get a shot of colder air by the weekend. We should see temperatures on Wednesday in the low to mid 30s. The mild air will be with us again on Friday before an Arctic front arrives for the weekend. We could see temperatures anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees colder than normal for the weekend. The computer models differ as to whether the Arctic air will exit the region by the start of March or whether a secondary re-enf0rcing shot of Arctic air will arrive mak- ing for a cold start to March. It is yet to be determined if March will come in like a lamb or like a lion. Hopefully, the weekend will be the end of the Arctic air for the season and we can start thinking spring. Have a great rest of the week! Weather history: On this date in 1981, "warmth returns to Minnesota with a high of 55 degrees at Pipestone and a high of 52 degrees at Luverne!" PAGE 7 February 25, 2016 Kimball deals with broken sewer line By lean Doran Matua, Editor body of water. Tuesday evening, Feb. 9, awater The break and flooded sewage alarm went off in Kimball's water were noticed Tuesday evening, treatment plant. A cooling line and all was fixed and cleaned up in the lift station in Willow Creek before 2 a.m. Four pumper trucks Park had rusted and broken; the came to the scene quickly. line usually circulates raw sewage The flood shorted out all the around the motor to keep it cool. electronics in the lift station. Tri- Sewage leaked from the pipe and State came out quickly that night filled the lift station. About 2,500 and installed a submersible pump gallons of raw sewage spilled onto and above-ground controls. the ground in the park, which was A special council meeting has reported promptly to the Minne- been scheduled for Tuesday eve- sara Pollution Control Agency and ning, Feb. 23, to make decisions the city is following all MPCA pro- about permanent remedies to this cedures and protocols. We are told problem. The city has been proac- that this spillage was minimal, tively updating its water and sewer and that it all infiltrated into the systems, and this was an unfore- ground; none of it ran off into any seeable component failure. )~rated since 1929 BUSINESS LIQUIDATION Bil Located 2 miles East of Annandale, MN on Hwy 55 This auction includes the balance of the items to liquidate the CF Haglin Business. 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