Minnesota’s record dry season has area farmers worried about next year’s crops. MPR says if the drought conditions carry over into the spring, farmers won’t have enough moisture to water a normal amount of crops.
Multiple crashes, spinouts in Twin Cities as snow falls Tuesday morning
The metro could get up to six inches of snow throughout the day.
Couple critically injured in Kanabec County home attack identified
Jeff and Becky Ponto were found critically injured in their home Sunday morning.
Assault charges filed against Red Wing man shot by deputy
The reportedly suicidal man crashed his van into a power pole before he allegedly began chasing a deputy at the scene.
Winter storm warning for Twin Cities: 6+ inches possible
The heaviest snow could move through the Twin Cities.
Carver man charged after standoff with police in Prior Lake
The man had been fleeing from police when he allegedly broke into a home and the standoff ensued.
41-year-old Sherburne County man killed after crashing car into ditch
The crash occurred Sunday night in Palmer Township.
Around 200 rescued after ice breaks free on Upper Red Lake
Red Lake — both Upper and Lower — is the largest freshwater lake in the state.
Northern Minnesota man gets 48 years in prison for murder of ex-girlfriend
The man pleaded guilty to the murder last month.
Gallery: Restaurant with revolving sushi bar opens at Mall of America
The Kura experience has arrived in Minnesota.
St. Paul featured on Hallmark Channel's 'Christmas Cam' livestream
Downtown's dazzling display can be viewed from anywhere in the world.
Charges: Drunk driver almost struck Bemidji parade spectators
The man told police he was trying to attend the parade himself.
With drought widespread, state officials urging farmers to consider crop insurance
It seems like it's always something. A year ago, we were starting to brace ourselves for spring flooding. Now the Weather Service says 96 percent of Minnesota is going through a drought. With a deadline for crop insurance approaching, officials are advising farmers to be ready.
Drought killing crops, lowering Mississippi
Minnesota farm fields might appear OK when you are speeding by them on the road, but look closer: the drought is taking its toll. Farmer Jim Willers plucked a soybean plant out of one of his fields south of Jasper and pointed to dried buds where green bean pods should be hanging. “It’s a pretty field, but there are no beans in it," he told the Worthington Daily Globe.
Drought emergency grips Wis.; SW Minn. crops hurting, too
There was some rain in southwest Minnesota Friday, but not enough to help much in what has become a serious drought in that part of the state. Crops and livestock are hurting. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker toured farms on Friday after declaring a drought emergency statewide.
Flood damage? Some Minnesota counties are fighting drought
An extended dry spell is taking its toll on crops in the Red River Valley and in far southern Minnesota. The drought may cut wheat yields in half in the northern valley.
Minnesota crops ready to harvest weeks ahead of schedule
Minnesota farmers are taking advantage of the dry weather and getting an early start on the fall harvest. Combines started rolling through corn and soybean fields last week, the Pioneer Press reports. Despite the lack of rain, Minnesota escaped the disastrous drought conditions seen in much of the nation's heartland.
Farmers make out OK despite worsening drought conditions
The U.S. Drought Monitor data released Thursday show Minnesota is getting even drier but is in better shape than the rest of the Midwest. Despite the nation's drought conditions, farmers in the state should be in the clear according to recent crop reports.
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