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I know my wife and I, after not having a Vikings game to watch on Sunday, looked out the window at about 4:30 p.m., couldn't believe how low the sun angle was now in the afternoon. Minutes later, of course, the sun would actually set. It is nice to have the sun rise a little after 7 a.m., but the days certainly are getting short. Just imagine if we lived up in Alaska when we would have 24 hours of darkness during parts of the winter. At least we don't have to deal with that, right!? Parts of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest did see some win- tery weather Tuesday into Tues- day night (Nov. 1) as an area of low pressure dumped some snow across southeastern Minnesota, Wiscon- sin, and northeastern Iowa. So far, we have been fortunate to have missed the snow. For some of you, however, I know you are anxious for some snow for us. I guess I can wait a couple of weeks. The winter usu- ally seems long enough... Have a great upcoming week- end! Weather history: In 2003, parts of southwestern, west central, and north central Minnesota "received anywhere from two to six inches of new snow." For example, Canby had the most at six inches of snow, and Benson measured five inches of snow! Weather facts: Absolute zero is the lowest temperature pos- sible;-273.15 Celsius and-459.67 Fahrenheit. MN AT A GLANCE: Moorhead...Low...22 High...38 Duluth....Low 25 High...38 Alexandria...Low 23 High...39 Twin Cities...Low 28 High...45 Rochester Low...30 High...40 Marshall...Low 24 High...39 Today (Nov. 7): Partly cloudy and windy. High 39 Low 24; Winds: NW]5-25 mph; Prec. None Today's sunrise: 7:13 a.m. Today's sunset: 4:57 p.m. Normal High: 41 Normal Low: 26 An area of low pressure will push out of southeastern Minnesota after dropping some snow in that part of the state. For western Minnesota, high pressure will build and allow for quiet weather into the weekend, although it will be windy today. Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 40 Low 29 Winds: W 10-15 Prec. None Friday: Partly cloudy and a bit warmer. High 44 Low 29 Winds: SW 10-15 mph Prec. None Saturday: Partly loudy, 20 per- cent chance of light rain/snow. High 41 Low 23 Winds: S 5-15 mph. Prec. Trace-.10" Sunday: Partly cloudy, 20 per- cent chance of rain/snow. High 40 Low 30 Wind: SW 10-15 mph Prec. Trace-.10" Communit}r Calendar Educ00t,on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 3:30- 6:30 p.m., Chrysler's Drive for the Kids at Kimball Elementary; test drive one of six vehicles and earn $10 for the school. Saturday, Nov. 12, 5 p.m., Sloppy Joe dinner and Turkey Bingo at St. Anthony Parish in Watkins; benefits food shelves in Kimball and Eden Valley; Bingo starts at 6 p.m. (for turkeys, cash, and cer- tificates). See story on page 6. Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Many Gifts One Spirit (free cloth- ing, personal care and household items), at Kimball United Method- ist Church, on Hwy. 55. Sunday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Belgian waffle fundraiser at St. Ignatius Church in Annan- dale; to benefit a mission trip to Tumerin, Nicaragua; see ad on page 3. (320) 274-3512. Sunday, Nov. 13, 3-7 p.m., Ben- efit deserts and silent auction for Andy Zwack, at Sauk Rapids VFW; see ad on page 3 for details. Sunday, Nov. 13, 5-8 p.m., Blue Star Mothers' Holiday open house fundraiser, at Spicer Castle Inn & Restaurant; www.bluestarmothers. org; (320) 796-5870. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2-6 p.m., Coat exchange at Kimball Elementary Experience Room, hosted by Kimball Girl Scouts; see notice on page 3. Wednesday, Nov. 16, Third annual Minnesota "Give to the Max Day;" www.GiueMN.org. Friday, Nov. 18, 5-7 p.m., 5th annual Kingston Apostolic Lutheran Church Chili Supper, at the new church building; see ad on page 3. Saturday, Nov. 19, 3-7 p.m., Holiday Home Tour sponsored by Annandale ACT; see notice on page 3 and ad on page 12. Sunday, Nov. 20, 8:30- 11:30 a.m., St. Wendelin Parish breakfast with sausage, ham, pan- cakes, eggs, fruit, toast, rolls and beverages; also bake & craft sale, and raffle. Free blood pressure checks available. Sunday mass is at9 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 8:30- 11:30 a.m., Knights of Columbus breakfast at St. Anthony Church in Watkins; to benefit the organ res- toration project. Watch for ad next week. St. Cloud weather summary for October You can find the St. Cloud sta- tistics for another warm and dry October, but the gory details show: More consecutive 80-degree days than any other October Third most 80-degree days total Warmest October since 1973 Dry conditions Measurable rain only 13 of the past 72 days 4.60 inches behind on rainfall since Aug. 20 How often St. Cloud gets-an inch of snow in November? Are we doomed to months of white starting sometime in November (like last winter)? You can find the summary at: http://web.stcloudstate.edu/ raweisman/monthlysummaries/ 0ct2011. html. Bob Weisman, Meteorology Professor St. Cloud State University ThUrsday, November 10, 2011 Tri-County News Kimball, MN 00ovcr00ment Wednesday, Nov. 9, 3:30- 7:30 p.m., KES and KAHS parent- teacher conferences. Nov. 3-11, EI.E. Fall Book Fair at KES. Nov. 11, Grandparents' Day. Nov. 13-19, American Educa- tion Week; see story on page 5. Thursday-Friday, Nov. 24-25, NO SCHOOL (Thanksgiving Break). Wednesday, Dec. 2, End of first trimester, Kimball Schools. Sunday, Dec. 4, Kimball Kruis- ers 4-H meeting, at Skatin' Place. See story on page 5. Friday, Dec. 7, 2-hour late start; Kimball Schools. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Kimball Area Dollars for Scholars meeting, at KAHS; all are welcome! Co nity Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Kim- ball Legion Auxiliary meeting. Thursday, Nov. 10, 12 noon, Eden Valley Senior Citizens Club, at Civic Center. Thursday, Nov. 10, 5 p.m., meet- ing of TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball. Thursday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m., Wat- kins Lions Club board meeting. Friday, Nov. 11, Veterans' Day. Friday, Nov. 11, 1:30 p.m., Veter- ans Day ceremony at St. Cloud VA Health Care System, Building 8. Free and open to all. Sunday, Nov. 13, 1-2:30 p.m., Hope for the Holidays grief event; free and open to the public, at Pastoral Center, 305 7th Ave. N., St. Cloud; (320) 529-0427, no regis- tration required. Sunday, Nov. 13, 3 p.m., "Sanc- tuary" A Celebration in Word, Image and Song," concert of sacred music to commemorate the completion of The Saintlohn's Bible and the 50th anniversary of the Saint John's Abbey; at Great Hall, St. John's University; free, with free-will offering accepted. Sunday, Nov. 13, 4-6 p.m., "Passport to the World" at SCSU Atwood Memorial Center Ball- room, this year' s theme is "Games, Dance, Music;" free and open to the community. Monday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m., Eden Valley American Legion & Auxiliary. Tuesday, Nov, 15, 7 p.m., Kim- ball Area Historical Society annual Monday, Nov. 14 (NOTE DATE CHANGE), 7 p.m., Kimball City Council meeting at City Hall; (320) 398-2725. Monday, Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Wat- kins Economic Development Authority meeting, at City Hall; (320) 764-6400." Wednesday, Nov. 16, 6:30 p.m., Kimball School Board meeting; (320) 398-5585. - Wednesday, Nov. 23, 7 p.m., CRWD Work Session, at Kimball City Hall; www.crwd.org. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Joint meeeting with City of Kimball and Maine Prairie Township, at Kim- ball Area Fire Hall. Monday, Dec. 5, 8 p.m., Fair Haven Township meeting, at Town Hall; (320) 251-3425. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., Truth in Taxation meeting for City of Kimball; city council meeting at 7 p.m., in City Hall; (320) 398-2725. potluck dinner (no program); at Kimball City Hall. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m., Forest City Threshers meeting. Thursday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m., Thanksgiving dinner at Kimball Senior Dining Site; see notice on page 2. Thursday, Nov. 17, 12 noon, Eden Valley Senior Citizens Club, at Civic Center. Thursday, Nov. 17, 5 p.m., meet- ing of TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball. Saturday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m., Junior Naturalist hike at Lake Maria State Park; (763) 878-2325 (limited to 35). Monday, Nov. 21, 12:30- 6:30 p.m., Red Cross blood drive at Paynesville Lutheran Church; call Renae at (320) 243-7751; see story on page 3. Monday, Nov. 21, 6-8 p.m., Lutheran Social Service adoption information meeting, at Atone- ment Lutheran Church in St. Cloud; see story on page 6. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Home Stretch homeowner work- shop, at US Bank in St. Cloud (1015 W. St. Germain); $30 registration; call (320) 259-0393. Thursday, Nov. 24, 5 p.m., meet- ing of TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball. Monday, Nov. 28, 6:30 p.m., Watkins Lioness diner meet/rig at VFW. 'Free Custom Floorplans! Free Whirlpool Appliances/ Energy Efficiency Package/ 'Lennox Furnace Standard/