Dry Spring Means Low Water Levels In Minnesota LakesBrush 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.
DNR: Early Warm, Dry Weather Likely Means Early Fire SeasonThis 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.
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.
Hot, Dry Weather Stressing Pastures Across Minn. Hot, dry weather is putting stress on pastures across Minnesota.
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.
Historic Mill Giving Way Near MankatoSeppman Mill is approaching its 150th anniversary next year inside Minneopa State Park in Mankato, but park officials are worried it could crumble.
Dry Conditions Ease In South-Central, Eastern MNThis 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.
Experts Predict Flooding In MN Amid Drought ConditionsThe National Weather Service says that the melding winter snowpack is not expected to do enough to alleviate dry soil conditions around Minnesota.
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.
Some Shallow Wells Running Dry In MinnesotaA longstanding drought across nearly all of Minnesota has left some shallow wells running dry.
Tips On How To Prevent Winter Dry SkinFor many people, winter doesn't bring just cold temperatures. It also means the prolonged misery of dry, itchy, cracking skin.
Christmas Tree Drought Hits Hard In MidwestAnalysts 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.
Drought Figures Rising In MinnesotaThe 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.
Drought Holds Its Grip As Growers Pivot To WheatThe 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.
Keep Your Skin Smooth In Cold WeatherCold 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.