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Thursday, April 4, 2013 .ty Page 7 ........... 1 ::1HI ........ HIIn" Mark Meteorologist Y be critical in the event that power goes ont." Some jurisdictions may "repeat siren activation every few minutes." April Fool's Day lows MNATAGLANCE: Moorhead Low 18 High 46 Weather column: Monday, of forApril 1. DuluthLow 15 High 42 course, was April Fool's Day, and Wewill see some "rollercoaster" Central Minn. Low 17 High 48 we were treated to a bit of a prac- weather this week with tempera- Twin Cities Low 24 High 51 tical "joke" to start off the week tures at times above normal, but Rochester Low 22 High47 around the state of Minnesota. also some cooler than normalMarshall Low 22 High 57 For example, Hallock dropped to temperatures likely by Sunday. We Monday, April h Partly cloudy a cold low of two below zero and could also see a mix of some rain and mild. High 48 Low 30 Winds: was the coldest location around and snow along the way with the SE 10-15 mph Prec. None the state. This reading was only 10 best chance of some "measurable" Monday's sunrise: 6:58 a.m. degrees shy of the record low for snow by Friday night into Satur- Monday's sunset: 7:55 p.m. the community, day. Normal High: 42 Meanwhile, Alexandria had a Don't forget, Severe WeatherNormal Low: 25 low of 10 degrees on Monday. Last Awareness Week is coming up We do have chances for some year, Alexandria had a record high April 15-19. The statewide tornado light rain possibly mixed with of 69 degrees. This year, Elbow drills are scheduled for Thursday, some light snow for Thursday, Fri- Lake dropped to 6 degrees for their April 18, at 1:45 p.m. and again at day, Saturday, and Sunday. The morning low on Monday. Thatwas 6:55 p.m. At those times, sirens best chance for moisture will just 7 degrees shy of the record and NOAA Weather Radios willarrive Friday night into Saturday low of 1 below zero dating back to sound in a simulated tornadoas an area of low pressure slides 1975. One year ago Elbow Lake hit warning, through the state. 69 degrees! Have a great rest of the week Thursday: Variable cloudiness, Morris had a low of 14 degrees and upcoming weekend! 20-percent chance of rain or snow. on Monday. Last year for April Weather history: On this date High 40 Low 23 Winds: SW/NW Fool's Day, Morris had a record in 1991 the region had a taste of 5-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10" high of 71 degrees. Wadena record or near record high temper- Friday: Mostly cloudy, 40-per- dropped to 6 degrees for the low atures. Most locations in Greater cent chance of light rain or snow. on Monday. The record low for Minnesota saw temperatures High 45 Low 30 Winds: NE/E 5-15 April Fool's Day is 4 below set back climb to the upper 60s and lower mph Prec. Trace-.10" in 1975. 70s! Saturday: Partly to mostly In addion, Kimball dropped to Weather fact: Tornado sirenscloudy and breezy, 40-percent 15 degrees for the overnight low "normally sound for about three chance of light rain/snow. High on Monday. The record low is 3 minutes, and then go silent." It 43 Low 27 Winds: NE 15-20 Prec. degrees above zero set in 1975. is very rare to "keep the sirens Trace-.20" Clara City had a much warmer low sounding for the entire warning, Sunday: Partly cloudy, 20-per- of 20 degrees. However, this was since that would cause the backup cent chance of light rain/snow. still7 degrees cooler than average battery to run out, which would High 41 Low 27 Wind: ESE 5-10 Civil War digest: This week 150 years ago Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday, April 1, 1863 Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet's command was reorganized to create the Depart- ment of North Carolina under Major General Daniel H. Hill, the Department of Richmond under Major GeneralArnold Elzey, and the Department of Southern Virginia under Major General S.G. French. Thursday, April 2, 1863 A mob crowded around a wagon in Richmond, Va., demanding bread. What followed was the so- called "bread riot" of the Confed- erate capital. Exact causes are still obscure, but there was genuine want in Richmond and elsewhere in the beleaguered South. Confederate President Jefferson Davis addressed the crowd from a wagon near the Capitol building and threw them the money he had in his pocket. Although a minor incident, it gave pause to the Confederate govern- ment and was unsettling through- out the Confederacy. Major General Oliver O. How- ard superseded Major General Carl Schurz in command of the Federal Army of the Potomac's Eleventh Corps. Friday, April 3, 1863 In Reading, Pa., an uproar occurred over the arrest of four men alleged to be members of the pro-Sonthern Knights of the Golden Circle. Federal riverboat crews destroyed Palmyra, Tenn., in retaliation for an attack on a Union convoy April 2. Saturday, April 4, 1863 Federal forces failed to capture a strong Confederate battery in an engagement at Rodman's Point, not far from Washington, N.C. Sunday, April 5, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln conferred with Major General Joseph Hooker, commander of the Army of the Potomac, while skir- mishes occurred at Davis's Mill, Tenn., and near New Carthage, La. Monday, April 6, 1863 ~r Skirmishing continued near 1861 CIVIL WAR 1865 New Carthage, La., on the Mis- sissippi River; Town Creek, Ala,; Nixonton, N.C.; and at Burling-try- On duty at Camp Pope near ton, Purgitsville and Goings'sIowa City, Iowa until June 16, 1863, Ford, W.Va. 7th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- Tuesday, April 7, 1863 try- On garrison duty in Mankato Nine Federal ironclads under Flag and other points in Minnesota Officer Samuel DuPont steamed into until June 1863. Charleston Harbor and attacked 8th Minnesota Volunteer Fort Sumter in the afternoon. Both Infantry - On frontier duty at var- Sumter and Fort Moultrie returned ious points in Minnesota: Anoka, the fire. The U.S.S. Weehawken was Princeton, Monticello, Kingston, struck 53 times in 40 minutes, the Manannah, Paynesville, Fort Rip- U.S.S. Passaic 35 times, U.S.S. Mon- ley, Sauk Center, Pomme de Terre, tauk 47 times, U.S.S. Nantucket Alexandria and Fort Abercrombie 51 times, U.S.S. Patapsco 47 times, until May 1864. while other vessels were similarly hit 9th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- and damaged. Confederates threw try - On garrison duty in various 2,209 shells compared to just 154 frontier Minnesota communities from the ironclads: Battered by the until June 1863. forts and endangered by obstruction - 10th Minnesota Volunteer and torpedoes, the Federal fleet with- Infantry - Regiment on detached drew with five disabled vessels. The service for garrison duty at vari- U.S.S. Keokuk, hit 90 times, sunk the ous outposts in frontier Minnesota next morning, until June 1863. Where Minnesota Regiments 1st Regiment Minnesota Cav- were the week of April 1-7, 1863 alry "Mounted Rangers" - Orga- 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infan- nized at St. Cloud, St. Peter and try- In camp near Falmouth, Va., Fort Snelling for frontier duty until April 1863. against Indians until June 1863. 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Brackett's Battalion of Min- Infantry- On duty at Chapel Hill, nesota Cavalry - On duty at Fort Tenn., until June 4, 1863. Donelson, Tenn., until June 5, 1863. 3rdMinnesotaVolunteerInfan- 1st Minnesota Light Artillery try- On duty at Fort Heiman, Ky., Battery - On duty at Lake ProvP until June 2, 1863. dence, La., until April 22, 1863. 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- 2rid Independent Battery, Min- try - Expedition to Yazoo Pass via nesota Light Artillery - On duty at Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass, Coldwa- Murfreesboro, Tenn., until June 4, ter and Tallahatchie Rivers until 1863. April 8, 1863. 2nd United States Sharpshoot- 5th MinnesotaVolunteerInfan- ers, Company A- In camp at Fat- try - On duty at Duckport, La., mouth, Va., untilApril 27, 1863. until April 29, 1863. 6th Minnesota Volunteer In fan- * t r You can make a difference in someone's life! Seeking volunteers to assist older adults and peopl with disabilities, in the Kimball community, with local transportation and some " Schedule is flexible & mileage reimbursement is available. Please call today: 1-800-549-5855 or 320-685-3693 Let me take the stress out tax preparation.for youl Electronic Tax Filing Business Consulting * Individual, Corporate, Partnership & Farm WordenTax Inc. Sha L Worden, CPA (320) 693-7359 or 716 SIRLEV AVENUE NORTH, LITCHFIELD Tim Ellis, Owner HRS: Mon-Fri: 7:30-5:30; Sat: i 0-Noon North of Hwy. 55 on Hwy. !5 in Kimball Please join us for a FREE seminar onscams & fraud and how to protect yourself. Our guest speakers will be available to answer any questions you may have. 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