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PAGE 10 THE PRESS JANUARY 8, 2014 ~_,]r.d,ll, ~ T7 ~ 77.f'lk lrT7 :il Photos: Larry Biri Above Right: What do you do when they forecast a winter storm? Why, you get groceries of course. Heidi Lien and her daughters Pey- ton Restemayer (standing) and Alexis Restemayer shop for chips at Jim's Super Valu in Park River. The store was extremely busy Fri- day night before the storm was to hit. Top Left: Laura Munoz picks out a movie on the machine at Northdale Oil in Park River before the storm Friday night. Bottom Left: Matt Hell took advantage of the balmy Friday afternoon to try and bag a deer west of Park River, 4 L oc als up on movies, ' in to winter storm ...... ' ings, deathly windchills, and blowing and driving snow By Katrina Hodny of The Press PAt i RIVER, N.D.- As Win- ter St rn .H ules, as dubbed by The Weather Channel, ripped through parts of the Midwest and Northeast of the U.S. dumping heavy snow and arctic temperatures, Walsh County residents were able to appreciate a 4Q-degree warm up from, last Wednesday and Thursday Friday as temperatures rose from 27 below zero to 21 above zero before temperatures fell once more earlier this week due to Winter Storm Ion. Wind chills became dangerously low dipping into the 60 and 70 be- low zero mark early in the first full week of January. Blowing snow made travel less than ideal, and the county and throughout the Red River Valley including the Univer- sity of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota State Univer- sity in Fargoand, by decree of Gov. Dayton, at all public schools throughout the state of Minn, the first statewide public school clos- ing in 17 years. frigid temperatures led to the can- The Weat pr Channel released its cellation of classes on Monday, Jan. list of Wint Storm names last Oc- 6 at many of the local schools in the tober for the 2013-14 season, the second annual rundown of names that will be attached to storms in the upcoming winter weather season and some more names that the pub- lic can expect to see include: Atlas, Boreas, Cleon, Dion, Electra, Falco, Gemini, Hercules, Ion, Janus, Kro- nos, Leon, Maximus, Nika, Orion, Pax, Quintus, Rex, Seneca, Titan, Ulysses, Vulcan, Wiley, Xenia, Yona, and Zephyr. CASES F_-'-_ _o _,,7__= #_ "Every year, more North Dakotans look forward to the Holiday Showcases, knowing they will find unique, high quality products while sup- porting our state's small busi- nesses," he said. The Fargo Showcase, Nov. 22-24, attracted 9,714 people, almost 1,200 more than the previous record. Attendance at the Grand Forks Showcase, held Nov. 9-10, was 6,331, compared to 6,053 in 2012. The Minot Showcase, held Nov. 16-17, drew 6,836 cus- tomers, an increase of 2,553 over the previous year. Goehring said the total at- tendance fell only 269 short of last year's record mark. "Inclement weather affected the turnout at the Bismarck Showcase, where attendance was 10,876, down more than 3,200 from last year's record total," he said. Many shoppers took advan- tage of the half-price admis- sion offer by bringing their own reusable shopping bags. Curtiss Kovash Jr. of Fargo and A1 Stanek of Bismarck each won $250 in Pride of Dakota bucks in the Pride of Dakota passport program, sponsored by North Dakota Corn Growers Association and the North Dakota Ethanol Council. Administered by North Dakota Department of Agri- culture Marketing and Infor- mation Division, the Pride of: Dakota program provides member companies with coop- erative marketing and promo- tional events, such as in-store demonstrations, Pride of: Dakota Day and the Holiday. Showcases and Harvest Show-: cases. The program also pro- vides educational opportuni-: ties and representation at: regional, national and intema-: tional marketing expositions.i More than 500 North Dakota companies are Pride of Dakota members, www.prideof- good are a staff of two full-time employees, one freelance a part-time writer, and the occasional 1 doing all we can to capture the footprint of the communities of Walsh County, ' st' (Your po tire comments, helpful suggestions, and smiling faces make this job worth doing. all the best tn the coming year and look to working with you in 2014. O _+.Walsh County Press - Park River % ...... Allison Olimb, Editor ..... Brook Sleb0dnlk, Office Manager - Bid, Photographer ,,,, Kel!en ,Part-Time.W= O Undrained Land Water tables that are close to the surface in the spring restrict healthy root development. T i