Drought

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Farmers In Midwest Warned To Buy Crop Insurance

A relatively snow-free winter in the Upper Midwest has some officials worried about damage to agriculture if the dry weather persists into spring planting.

02/17/2012

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MN Drought Fuels Call To Consider Crop Insurance

Because of a drought that’s affecting nearly all of Minnesota, state officials are telling farmers it’s time to consider crop insurance.

02/16/2012

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Grass Fires Sparking Up Because Flakes Aren’t Falling

Grass fires are an unusual sight for this time of year, but they’ve been sparking up quite a bit in the last few weeks.

02/12/2012

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Good Question: Does Lack Of Snow Mean Drought?

The winter carnival without snow. The City of Lakes Loppet moved off the lakes. This has been a very unusual winter.

01/30/2012

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2011: A Wild Year For Minn., U.S. Weather

For many, 2011 will be remembered as a year of wild weather. Storms were historic, deadly and costly.

12/28/2011

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Weather Blog: Late Summer-Autumn Drought

According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, much of southern Minnesota is currently experiencing severe drought conditions. Elsewhere across the state, abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions are presently in place including Hennepin County.

11/14/2011

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Are We On The Verge Of A Drought?

University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seely said it’s a little too early to use the “D” word, but we’ve gone six weeks without a decent rain.

10/03/2011

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St. Paul Asks Residents, Businesses To Help Water Trees

The city of St. Paul is asking residents and businesses to water trees both on public and private property after the city says they are showing signs of “stress.”

09/14/2011

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Local Groups Work To Raise Money For Somalia

For the first time, we learned drought and famine in Somalia have killed 29,000 children under age 5. In fact, this is the worst drought in 60 years, affecting millions of people in four African countries.

08/04/2011

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Good Question: What’s Worse: Drought Or Wet Summer?

After a cool dry spring: the skies opened and haven’t let up. While much of the country is covered in drought conditions, Minnesota has been far wetter than normal. So, which is worse: a summer drought or a soggy summer?

08/02/2011

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Minnesota Sends Fire Crew To Texas

Minnesota is sending a fire crew to help battle wildfires in drought-stricken Texas.

05/10/2011

HINESight with guest host Steve Thomson – 9/10/10

Stevie T. fills in for John and takes a page from the Morning Show.  Steve speaks with Star Tribune entertainment and pop culture columnist John Rash about the astounding TV numbers for Thursday night’s NFL […]

09/10/2010

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