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Recent rain helps improve drought conditions in central, southern MN

Portions of northern Minnesota are still in an exceptional drought.

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Greenwood Fire: Officials get firsthand look at damage to human structures

It was safe enough for emergency personnel to assess the McDougal Lake area this week.

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Minneapolis' watering restrictions aren't ending anytime soon

The rules have been in place for more than a month now.

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Water levels on MN lakes could present challenges for waterfowl hunters

Boat launches are harder to access for larger boats, and low water levels mean obstructions are closer to the surface.

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Firefighting efforts keep Greenwood Fire in check

But 'near critical' fire conditions are expected Monday.

Mississippi River near the St. Cloud Water Treatment Plant.

St. Cloud shuts down hydroelectric dam for the first time since 1988

It's the first time the facility has closed due to low river flow since 1988.

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How much rainfall will it take to get out of this damaging drought?

The odds of the drought ending in the next month are remarkably slim, one group says.

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MN wildfire swells again, now at 3,200 acres

The blaze is completely uncontained at this point.

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Northern MN wildfire grows to more than 1,000 acres in less than a day

The fire has spread quickly, and is expected to keep moving.

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Lake Minnetonka Swim Pond abruptly closes for the season

Three Rivers Park District said the drought is to blame.

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For first time, part of Minnesota is now in 'exceptional' drought conditions

More than 40% of the state is experiencing extreme drought.

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Low water levels: Is it already time to take the boat off the water?

The DNR is urging Minnesotans to consider it in some situations.

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Here's what the drought means for fall colors in Minnesota this year

Maybe plan your leaf-peeping trips earlier than normal this year.

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Aug. 9 Weather with Sven: We put a dent in the drought

Big differences in rain totals from the northwest to the southeast metro.

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Rain, storms on tap for much of Minnesota this weekend

Southern Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, could see severe weather Saturday.

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Hazy conditions may lift temporarily, but smoke will keep coming for MN

Drifting smoke "will likely remain with us for a while," one group warned.

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Tips for watering trees during severe drought, sprinkler restrictions

How can you keep your valued trees healthy? Just follow these simple steps.

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July 22 Novak Weather: Strong storms possible Friday

Plus, Novak Weather updates the latest drought conditions.