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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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Drought Keeps Getting Deeper Across Minnesota

The drought keeps getting deeper across Minnesota. New maps from the U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday show that 96 percent of the state is in a moderate to extreme drought, up from 77 percent a week earlier.

10/04/2012

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Twin Cities Lawns In Need Of Water

If you’re like most people, and you haven’t done much watering this fall, your lawn looks pretty bad. In fact it may be “drought dormant”.

09/29/2012

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Drought Could Have Positive Impact On MN Wineries

It may have burned up corn and soybean crops, but many Minnesota wineries are predicting a positive year in the face of historic drought.

09/27/2012

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Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip On Most Of U.S.

A weekly update on U.S. drought conditions shows the nation’s worst drought in decades slightly worsened in the lower 48 states with the Midwest corn harvest in full swing.

09/27/2012

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DNR Urges Minn. Farmers To Take Fire Precautions

Dry conditions have Minnesota officials urging farmers to take precautions to avoid causing fires as they harvest their crops.

09/14/2012

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Pumpkin Crop Not Affected By Drought

Halloween is less than two months away, and it appears that our summer drought didn’t have much of an impact on pumpkins.

09/13/2012

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