Officials say the metro area is in its eighth year of drought and even rain expected this week -- it won’t be enough to keep trees healthy. The city is asking residents to water the trees in their yards and on their block in order to prevent them from becoming vulnerable in the winter and dying off.
After long wait, storms eventually cancel Duran Duran concert
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Boy arrested in St. Paul hit-and-run that killed 70-year-old woman
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Former priest in Minnesota charged with sexually assaulting friend
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Student loans cancelled for 1,380 Minnesota ITT Tech students
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Twine kills 2 young ospreys in Long Lake, Minnesota
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School district sued by teachers' union over staff 'gag order'
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Outrage after ‘vote with bullets’ remarks from GOP Senate candidate
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2 killed after driver crosses center line near Silver Lake
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City trees struggling amid drought
City workers around Minnesota are routinely planting new trees, which need extra water. And those young boulevard trees have really had a hard time this summer as dry conditions persisted in the state, MPR reports. Officials are pleading for help from homeowners.
State's water resources strained amidst extreme drought
Drought conditions in the state are worsening, according to data from the U.S. Drought Monitor report release this week. More than 30 percent of the state is in extreme drought, up about 10 percent from last week. The DNR says drought conditions are straining the state's natural water resources.
During flood awareness week, Minnesota more concerned about drought
The whole state of Minnesota is in the midst of a moderate, if not severe, drought. Even rain that fell this week didn't help soil moisture much. The ground is still frozen, so most of the water just ran off.
Rain coming, but drought not leaving
Temperatures will drop throughout the day Thursday, and Friday will be sunny and cooler – the Twin Cities will wake up to about 28 degrees. Then rain is likely throughout Saturday, local forecasters say. The parched metro could get the most significant rainfall it has had in two to three months, but that's not saying much – less than an inch is likely.
Hundreds of trees to be replaced after fatal North Minneapolis tornado
The nonprofit group Tree Trust is helping residents replace the hundreds of trees destroyed by the storm. City inspectors are still working to determine how many homes remain unrepaired so they can help those homeowners before winter sets in.
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