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Dry Spring Means Low Water Levels In Minnesota Lakes

Brush fires over the last two days have shown just how dry it is around Minnesota. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 90 percent of the state is under a moderate drought.

04/02/2015

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DNR: Early Warm, Dry Weather Likely Means Early Fire Season

This year’s early warm weather is creating perfect conditions for wildfires, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR predicts Minnesota will see more fires than average during the spring season.

03/16/2015

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Are Megadroughts On The Way?

Scientists warn the Southwest and Central Plains could face “megadroughts” during the second half of this century. And they could last for decades. The scientists write in a study in the journal Science Advances that global warming will lead to “unprecedented drought conditions” — the worst in more than 1,000 years.

02/12/2015

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Hot, Dry Weather Stressing Pastures Across Minn.

Hot, dry weather is putting stress on pastures across Minnesota.

09/09/2013

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More Minnesota Farms Relying On Irrigation

A growing number of Minnesota farmers are relying on irrigation to ensure they can produce a crop when the weather turns dry. So far this year, Minnesota Public Radio reports, farmers have applied for 466 irrigation permits.

09/09/2013

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Historic Mill Giving Way Near Mankato

Seppman Mill is approaching its 150th anniversary next year inside Minneopa State Park in Mankato, but park officials are worried it could crumble.

09/02/2013

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Dry Conditions Ease In South-Central, Eastern MN

This week’s update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows more improvement in parts of south-central and eastern Minnesota, where areas that had been abnormally dry are now rated normal.

05/09/2013

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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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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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Tips On How To Prevent Winter Dry Skin

For many people, winter doesn’t bring just cold temperatures. It also means the prolonged misery of dry, itchy, cracking skin.

12/27/2012

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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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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 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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Keep Your Skin Smooth In Cold Weather

Cold weather is just around the corner, and with that sometimes comes dry skin. Dry skin isn’t only uncomfortable, it can possibly lead to other problems, such as eczema.

10/03/2012

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Town Evacuated Over Wildfires In NW Minnesota

The Minnesota Inter Agency Fire Center is reporting that the town of Karlstad in northwestern Minnesota is being evacuated because of a growing wildfire. The town has 760 residents.

10/02/2012

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Minn. Farmers Make Quick Progress On Harvest

Minnesota farmers continue to make rapid progress on corn and soybean harvests, thanks to dry weather.

10/01/2012

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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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US Drought Monitor: Minnesota Getting Drier By The Day

The latest data from the U.S. Drought monitor show that Minnesota is getting drier, especially southern Minnesota.

09/06/2012

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Dry Winter Sparks Rare Dec. Grass Fire On Hwy. 52

A rare sight in winter sparked on Highway 52 near Downtown St. Paul Tuesday morning — a grass fire.

12/27/2011

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Twin Cities Experiencing One Of Its Driest Autumns

This autumn could go down as the Twin Cities’ driest autumn on record.

11/17/2011

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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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Fire Danger Prompts Minn. Campfire Restrictions

Hot, dry weather is prompting campfire restrictions across Minnesota.

10/06/2011

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Minnesota Soybean Farmers Make Rapid Progress

Warm, dry weather has helped Minnesota farmers make rapid progress on the soybean harvest.

10/03/2011

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