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Officials Say Drought Concerns Are Easing Considerably

There’s good news regarding Minnesota’s drought: It’s easing up considerably.

05/06/2013

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Drought Continues To Relax Its Grip On Minnesota

Updated information shows that the drought continues to relax its grip on Minnesota.

04/25/2013

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Wet April’s Benefit? Easing MN Drought Conditions

One good thing with the late-season snow? It’s easing drought conditions.

04/24/2013

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Report: Record-Breaking Snow Not Helping Groundwater Sustainability

While a record-breaking April snowfall is easing the pain of Minnesota’s extended drought, a new report suggests our water use simply isn’t sustainable.

04/22/2013

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Good Question: Does April Snow Help The Drought?

With all the snow we’ve seen this winter, it’s hard to believe that Minnesota is in a severe drought.

04/11/2013

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The ‘Land Of 10,000 Lakes’ Is Drying Up

Minnesota is known as the “Land of Ten Thousand Lakes.” But the DNR says the state’s water supply is becoming a concern.

03/28/2013

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DNR Tries To Stop White Bear Lake Lawsuit

A recent study found the reason for the shrinking of White Bear Lake is the growing use of ground water. A citizens’ group is taking the DNR to court for allowing it to happen – and now the state is trying to stop that lawsuit.

03/11/2013

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When Will All This Snow Be Gone?

With this week’s warmer temperatures, we’re starting to see some of the stubborn snow and ice that’s piled up turn to slush.

03/07/2013

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Experts Predict Flooding In MN Amid Drought Conditions

The National Weather Service says that the melding winter snowpack is not expected to do enough to alleviate dry soil conditions around Minnesota.

03/04/2013

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Will All The Snow Help With Drought Conditions?

We’re expecting between 6 and 12 inches of snow in the latest winter storm to hit Minnesota, but will it help our drought conditions?

03/04/2013

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Drought Causing Some Houses To Sink In Minnesota

Homes across central and southern Minnesota are sinking and experts say the drought is to blame.

02/13/2013

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Drought Still A Concern Despite Recent Snowfall

If you think all of the recent snowfall we’ve had is easing Minnesota’s drought, think again. The experts say it’s a mere drop in the bucket.

02/13/2013

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Drought Crippling Fairmont & DNR Nixes Using Lake Water

After a dry summer, fall drought conditions hit much of Minnesota hard.

02/08/2013

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Despite New Snow, Deep Drought Still Grips Minn.

Don’t be fooled by the pretty snow that’s fallen in recent days and in the forecast for this weekend: Minnesota remains in a deep drought, with no end in sight.

02/07/2013

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Despite New Snow, Deep Drought Still Grips Minn.

Don’t be fooled by all the pretty snow that’s fallen in recent days and that’s forecast for this weekend: Minnesota remains in a deep drought with no end in sight.

02/07/2013

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Some Shallow Wells Running Dry In Minnesota

A longstanding drought across nearly all of Minnesota has left some shallow wells running dry.

12/31/2012

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Christmas Tree Drought Hits Hard In Midwest

Analysts predict that Americans will buy 30 million Christmas trees this year, but in the Midwest Christmas tree farmers have been hit hard by the drought, which could wreak havoc on next year’s crop.

12/24/2012

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Mississippi River Level Still Expected To Drop

Water levels on the drought-plagued Mississippi River are expected to keep dropping over the next several weeks, according to a new forecast Wednesday that comes amid worries that barge traffic soon could be squeezed along a key stretch of the vital shipping corridor.

12/12/2012

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Drought Figures Rising In Minnesota

The drought has intensified over the past week across broad swaths of Minnesota. Thursday’s update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that a large portion of Minnesota that had been in a moderate drought is now in a severe drought.

11/29/2012

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Drought Conditions Prompt Water Conservation Efforts

In the land of more than 10,000 lakes, it’s hard to believe water would ever be lacking. But it’s been so dry that officials are starting to worry.

11/09/2012

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USDA Declares Drought Disaster For Parts Of Minn.

Most Minnesota farmers escaped the worst of the drought, but those who didn’t are eligible for federal loans to help cover crop and livestock losses.

10/26/2012

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Drought Holds Its Grip As Growers Pivot To Wheat

The worst U.S. drought in decades showed little sign of easing last week as farmers closed out their corn and soybean harvests and turned their attention to winter wheat, which has been struggling to break through the moisture-starved soil in some states, according to a weekly report.

10/25/2012

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Minn. Drought Threatens Ground Water Supplies

Minnesota’s worst drought in years is bringing back some bad memories.

10/18/2012

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Large Portions Of MN Under Extreme Drought

The lack of rain in Minnesota has left most of the state under extreme drought conditions, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

10/18/2012

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Minneapolis Conserving Despite Statewide Record Water Usage

Record water usage in rural parts of southern Minnesota this year has prompted Twin Cities officials to take stock of their own water usage.

10/12/2012

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