Latest Drought Headlines

Minnesota Drought: Sprinkling Restrictions Lifted In MinneapolisWater restrictions in the city of Lakes have been lifted.
Gov. Walz Announces Drought Relief Package For Farmers, Livestock ProducersGov. Tim Walz announced Friday a $10 million drought relief package for farmers and livestock producers affected by this year’s historic drought.
'Farming Is A Gamble': Some Minnesota Pumpkin, Apple Farms Seeing Smaller Yields Amid DroughtA popular fall activity might not look the same thanks to the state’s record drought.
Minnesota Weather: Drought Conditions Ease In First Days Of FallWCCO director of meteorology Mike Augustyniak says that a combination of recent rain and cooler temperatures are the cause for the downgrades. At this point, about one quarter of the state is still considered to be under extreme drought.
Minnesota Weather: Drought Conditions Holding In Place As State Moves Into FallThe latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor show that in the last week the state's areas of moderate and severe drought conditions across central and southern Minnesota remained much the same as they were when last week's report was issued.
Burning Restrictions To Be Lifted In Much Of Northern Minnesota OvernightWith recent rains, a number of areas in Minnesota will lift their burning restrictions overnight. However, the Minnesota DNR said that the northeastern tip of Minnesota would remain under Class III burning restrictions.
After Summer Drought, When And Where Will The Best Fall Colors Be This Year?The drought we've had throughout much of the state could leave us with muted fall colors and shorter peak times, but not everywhere will be a bust. So when and where are the best fall colors this year? Good Question.
Minnesota Weather: Drought Easing In Central, Southern MinnesotaThe latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor show that in the last week the state saw a gradual easing of moderate and severe drought conditions across central and southern Minnesota. About 85% of the state is at least experiencing moderate drought, that's down from nearly 89% last week.
Greenwood Fire Now 49% ContainedForest officials in northern Minnesota say the Greenwood fire is nearly halfway contained.
Walz, Smith, Klobuchar Visit Greenwood Fire, Stagnant At 26,000 AcresGov. Tim Walz and senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar visited northern Minnesota Monday to survey the Greenwood fire.
Some Of BWCA To Reopen As Firefighting ProgressesPortions of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness are set to reopen Saturday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Minnesota Sees Significant Reductions In Extreme, Severe Drought ConditionsThe rain that's fallen across parts of the state over the last few weeks is finally showing a positive impact on the state's drought forecast. The latest figures show that just 65% of the state is still listed under severe drought conditions, a 23% reduction in just the last week.
Greenwood Fire: Hundreds May Be Allowed Back To Their Properties Later This WeekHundreds of Minnesotans could get the green light to return to their properties later this week after the Greenwood Fire forced them to evacuate.
Greenwood Fire Now 37% Contained: 'We’re Not Completely Out Of The Woods Here'The Greenwood Fire is now 14% contained after charring nearly 26,000 acres. It’s been burning for more than two weeks near Isabella.
Drought In Minnesota: Extreme Drought Expanded 8% In The Last WeekThough many parts of the state have seen some raindrops in recent days, the drought that's already one of the worst in Minnesota's history isn't letting up. The latest figures show that 88% of the state is still listed under severe drought conditions, and all but 3% of the state is under at least a moderate drought.
Boundary Waters Closure Extended Another Week As Wildfires RageThe U.S. Forest Service says all permits for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) are canceled for another week as more wildfires pop up in the area.
How Can We Save Our Lawns This Fall?Fall is usually a great time to prep your lawns for next spring. The only problem is we're weathering a historic drought.
How Is The Drought Impacting Trees?For some trees in Minnesota, it's starting to look like fall.

Other Minnesota Weather Headlines

Minnesota Weather: Cold Turkey Day On TapMost of Minnesota is already feeling the chill Thursday morning.
Minnesota Weather: Dry Roads For Thanksgiving TravelIf you're traveling ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Wednesday's weather looks like it will be cooperative.
Minnesota Weather: High Temps Near 50 In Twin Cities TuesdayTuesday is shaping up to be the nicest day of the week, with highs in the upper 40s in the Twin Cities and a mix of sun and clouds across the state.
Minnesota Weather: Big Warmup Tuesday, But Thanksgiving Will Be A Cold OneIt'll be a roller coaster of a week weather-wise, with a cool start followed by a warmup before temperatures drop again on Thanksgiving.
MN Weather: Dusting Of Snow Expected Over Weekend, Thanksgiving Looks ChillyFollowing blustery conditions and some flurries Thursday, Minnesota during the overnight hours experienced the coldest temperatures recorded this season. Here’s a look at what to expect in the coming week as we approach Thanksgiving.
Minnesota Weather: Morning Snowfall Not Expected To Impact CommuteFlakes will fall through the morning commute in the Twin Cities Thursday, but they shouldn't impact your drive.
Minnesota Weather: Strong Winds Blow Cooler Air Across StateTemperatures are taking a slight dip Wednesday, and thanks to some strong wind, it'll feel even chillier.
Minnesota Weather: Mild, Windy Tuesday Before Cooldown ComesExpect mild temperatures Tuesday, but the cold returns after that.
MN Weather: Light Flurries Possible In Twin Cities During Morning CommuteWCCO Meteorologist Riley O'Connor said the best chance for flurries will be between 7 and 11 a.m.
Minnesotans Share Pics Of First SnowfallMuch of Minnesota saw the first snowfall of the season Saturday.
Minnesota Weather: Clipper System Could Bring Up To 3 Inches Of Snow This WeekendThe first snowfall of the season is over and there's already another storm system moving in. WCCO-TV meteorologists say the next weather-maker will begin on Saturday afternoon, with some possible snowfall in the evening hours.
11-Year-Old Boy, 32-Year-Old Woman Killed In Multi-Vehicle St. Louis County CrashThe driver of the first vehicle, a 32-year-old Betty Smith of Aurora, was killed in the crash. A passenger, 11-year-old Dakota Smith, was also killed, and two other young passengers were injured.
MN Weather: Snow To Fall Overnight, 'Worst Commute' Expected Friday MorningNorthern Minnesota could see several inches of snow stack up, particularly on grassy areas. Models show nearly 5 inches accumulating near Bemidji, although it's difficult to know how much of that snowfall will melt on contact.
The Best Ways To Stay Warm Outside On The Coldest Minnesota DaysThe change of season is no reason to avoid embracing the outdoors.
Minnesota Weather: Developing System Could Bring 1st Snowfall Of The SeasonWhile the weather for the deer opener this weekend looks to be sunny and mild, a storm system is developing that could bring snow to Minnesota by the end of the coming workweek.