ST. PAUL (AP) - Minnesota is drought-free for the first time since October.

A map released by the U.S. Drought Monitor Thursday shows drought conditions are no longer present anywhere in Minnesota. But about 21 percent of the state was still considered abnormally dry as of Tuesday.

Minnesota's drought outlook has changed significantly since the start of May, when about 54 percent of the state was in a moderate drought and another 40 percent was in a severe drought.

Much of the Twin Cities was abnormally dry last week, but that's changed, thanks to above-average rainfall in May and early June.