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2004-11-30 12:00:07

TOWER, Minn. - You betcha it gets cold up here, but how will we know how cold this year? This small northeastern Minnesota town that recorded the state's record low in 1996 - a pretty nippy 60 degrees below zero - is without an official weather observer. The woman who previously held the post left in mid-October; she'd reported Tower's daily temperature and precipitation since 1972. In the meantime, highs and lows are being recorded at a building in town that stands at a higher...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.