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PAGE 2 April 7, 2016 ........ www.tricountynews.mn T : ~s iiii i w Sheriff Brian Cruze would like This weekis designed to refresh, to encourage all Meeker County remind and educate everyone residents to participate in one of about the seasonal threats from the tornado drills during Severe severe weather and how to avoid Weather Awareness Week. them. It is also a great time to make This year, Severe Weather and practice your emergency plan Awareness Week will be and build or refresh your emer- April 11-15, 2016. Each day is gency preparedness kit. devoted to a specific topic. In the event of severe weather, They are: Monday - Alerts and the safest place is the basement. Warnings, Tuesday - Severe If your building has no basement, Weather, Lightning and Hail, the National Weather Service sug- Wednesday - Floods, Thursday gests seeking shelter on the lowest - Tornadoes (with statewide tor- level and as close to the center ofthe nado drills), Friday - Extreme' building as possible, preferablywith Heat. no windows. For more informa- The annual statewide tornado tion on Severe Weather Awareness drills are scheduled for Thursday, Week, please visit dps.mn.gov/ April 14, 2016, at 1:45 p.m. and divisions/hsem/Pages/default.aspx. 6:55 p.m. The county outdoor Meeker County will use their warning sirens and NOAAWeather CodeRed notification system to Radios will sound in a simulated send emergency messages directly tornado warning during these to residents in the event of severe times. The first drill is intended weather and other emergencies to give the public the opportu- affecting county residents. Home nity to practice where to take shel- phone numbers, cell phone num- ter in the event of severe weather, bers, and email addresses may be The evening drill is to allow sec- entered so citizens can be con- ond shift workers and families to tacted even if not at home. Register practice their tornado sheltering for free online at www.co.rneeker. procedures, mn.us/217/Sheriff. : : : : : !: :!::: :::: /][/rrr Rademacher family thanks The family of Florence Thank you to the EV Rescue Rademacher would like to thank Squad, Watkins Ambulance, and everyone for your kind words, all the staff at the Paynesville flowers, cards, money, food and Hospital, and the Hilltop Care prayers. Thank you to Mary lo Center. Ruhland for leading us in prayer A special thank you to the peo- at the wake service. Thank you to ple at Brookview Apartments for Father Rolfes and Father Germain watching out for Florence in the Rademacher for saying the funeral past years. She was very happy at Mass, to Jerry Arnold for serving Brookview and thought the world Mass. Thank you Joanne Bischof ofallofyou. and Chloe Cutten for the beautiful The family of music. A big thank you to all who Florence Rademacher helped serve the lunch at church. Thanks from Marquardt family Thanks to all who helped Finally, thanks to Brian and celebrate the life of Audrey E. Dana Dingmann and their staff Marquardt. Special thanks toat Dingmann Funeral Care and Joyce and Doug Quast and the rest Creation Services for their pro- of the staff at the Heritage House fessionalism in handling all the of Kimball who cared for her these arrangements. past 5-1/2 years. You truly are spe- Tom & Cindy Marquardt, cial people. Thanks to Pastor Ken Bruce & Sharon Fischer, Felska for his visits and his kind Scott & Amanda Marquardt words at the funeral service and Family, cemetery. Thanks to Kimball Trevor & Heidi Marquardt Family, United Methodist Church for its Brooks & Colleen Marquardt comforting surroundings and to Family, the group who served the great Todd & Missy Marquardt Family, lunch. She was always proud to be Brian Marquardt, and a member and to attend KUMC.Melanie and Andy Knaus Family Mark Anthony Meteorologist Wednesday: Mostly cloudy to cloudy and windy, 30-per- Some rain could be coming cent chance of lingering rain/ snow. High 43 Low 34 Wind: NW this way 20-30>40 mph Prec. Trace-.20" Today's sunrise: 6:54 a.m. Weather: Most of the area low-pressure system brought the Today's sunset: 7:54 p.m. enjoyed a beautiful day Sunday. first of several storm systems to NormalHigh: 45 It allowed some of you to get out push across the state. Normal Low: 25 on the golf course and enjoy a Rain and snow chances Temperatures will be slightly round or two of golf or other fun will return for Wednesday into cooler than normal for the mid- activities. Thursday before high pressure week and for the tail end of the Parts of southern Minnesota will arrive just in time for the start workweek before we warm up hit the low- to mid-70s Sunday of the weekend. Friday, we should over the weekend out ahead of with lots of sunshine. It was fairly see a clearing sky but it will be on our next system. Temperatures breezy at times, however, which the chilly side. by the weekend should return to maybe kept it from getting a grade Hang in there, however, we the 50s and 60s. Along with the ofanA+, should see some 50s and 60s by warmer temperatures, however, Jackson, Fairmont, and Albert Sunday and Monday, if the current we could see some rain alongwith Lea all reported highs on Sunday computer models hold true. some isolated thunderstorms by of a warm 75 degrees; while Weather history: On this date Sunday. most of central and west central in 1964 National Weather Service Thursday: Mostly cloudy to Minnesota saw highs in the 50s records show that a "snowstorm cloudy, 50-percent chance of rain and 60s. hits Minnesota with 9 inches at possibly mixed with some snow. Monday was cooler on the Fosston and8.7 at Park Rapids!" High 40 Low 26 Winds: NW 15-25 backside of a cold front as highs Weather fact: Offshore breeze: mph Prec. Trace-.20" reached only the low- to mid-30s A wind that "blows from the land Friday: Partly cloudy and cool. across northern Minnesota and towards a body of water." (Also High 37 Low 27 Winds: NW 10-20 the low- to mid-40s across central known as a land breeze), mph Prec. None and west central Minnesota. MN ATA GLANCE: Saturday: Partly cloudy and Some snow also fell across Moorhead Low 34 High 42 warmer. High 41 Low 25 Winds: northeastern Minnesota. Duluth Low 32 High 41 SE 20-30 mph Prec. None A wintery mix of precipitation Central Minn. Low 35 High 43Sunday: Mostly cloudy to fell across west central and south- Minneapolis Low 39 High 47 cloudy, 60-percent chance of rain. ern Minnesota Monday into early Rochester Low 38 High 48 High 54 Low 34 Winds: SE 10-20 Tuesday as a fairly well organized Marshall Low 38 High 46 mph Prec..10"-.30" O 6:) The Tri-County News is the official Newspaper of the Cities of Kimball and Watkins; the Kimball Area School District (15D#739); Fair Haven, Forest Prairie, Kingston, and Maine Prairie Townships; and Clearwater River Watershed District. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Tri-County News, RO. 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