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Dry Weather Leads to Quiet Tornado Season in MN

Dry conditions have led to a big decrease in the number of tornadoes in Minnesota.

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Severe Drought Expands In Minnesota

This week's update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that an area of severe drought in central Minnesota has expanded eastward into Wisconsin. More than 7 percent of Minnesota is in a severe drought as of Thursday, up from more than 4 percent a week earlier.

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Drought Deepens In Central Minnesota

New data show the drought is deepening in central Minnesota. Thursday's updated U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that several counties in central Minnesota are now in a severe drought, including the city of St. Cloud.

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Midwest Hot, Dry Spell Brings Back Drought Worries

A growing season that began unusually wet and cold in the Midwest is finishing hot and dry, renewing worries of drought and its impact on crops. Experts say corn and soybeans may not have enough moisture in dry areas to develop to full weight, which could reduce this year's harvest.

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Dry Conditions Putting Stress on Trees, Lawns

Trees, lawns and shrubs are starting to feel the effects of a dry spell in central Minnesota.

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Drought Making Comeback in Minnesota

Drought is making a comeback in Minnesota. Thursday's update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows a new area of moderate drought centered on Carlton and northern Pine counties in eastern Minnesota.

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Believe It or Not, Drought Persists in Western Minnesota

Believe it or not, a third of Minnesota is still rated as abnormally dry or even still in drought. While the drought is over in the eastern half of Minnesota thanks to all the rain, Thursday's update from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows much of western Minnesota has not caught up.

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Dry Conditions Ease in South-Central, Eastern Minnesota

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.

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Drought Continues to Relax Its Grip on Minnesota

Updated information shows that the drought continues to relax its grip on Minnesota. The new map from the U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday shows that only about half the state is now in drought, compared with two-thirds last week.

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Area Farmers Facing Drought-Like Conditions [AUDIO]

Despite a record-setting year for corn, Minnesota farmers are preparing for drought-like conditions.

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