Times' student staff writer checks in with trio of Wal-Mart shoppers.

Robert Kappelhoff, Red Lake Falls: "I am very concerned. The water table is so low which could lead to fires. I'm a gardener and we need rain."

Eric Sorenson, rural Fisher: "8. This is one of the longest dry spells that I can remember. We need rain for next year so the crops can grow."

Claudia Sorvig, Mentor: “10. We're in trouble. We'll be hurting for next year if we don't get any water."