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Dog days of fall

Jerry Bienias took this photo of his granddaughter, Anna, who found a way to celebrate fall at Carlos State Park earlier this week. Anna’s father, Kevin, and grandmother Laurie Bienias looked on. (Contributed)1 / 2
Liz Houck of Alexandria takes advantage of the warm weather Tuesday afternoon to ride bike with her three dogs along Second Avenue. (Photo by Lowell Anderson, Echo Press02 / 2

Those who like to complain about the weather can't find much to grumble about in the past few days.

So far, November has been a month to remember with temperatures hitting 52 degrees on Sunday followed by peaks of 65 on Monday, and 66 on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Normally at this time of year, the average high temperatures are in the mid-40s, according to accuweather.com.

October wasn't too shabby either. Temperatures climbed into the 60s nine times, hit the 70s twice and on October 11, soared to an amazing 88 degrees.

The nice weather is expected to hang around awhile, although it won't be quite as mild. The forecast for this weekend calls for temperatures in the low to mid-40s on Friday and Saturday. But then get ready for another warm-up on Sunday and Monday with plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 50s.

Al Edenloff

Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  

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