Heavy downpours in recent weeks have improved drought conditions across much of Minnesota, according to the drought monitor released on Oct. 19. FOX 9's Cody Matz has the details.
Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith announced Monday federal loans to help businesses and farms affected by this summer’s drought.
Heavy rains over the weekend put a small dent in the drought Minnesota has faced this year.
Heavy rain from the last several days has helped improve drought conditions across Minnesota.
Fall colors are starting to pop in Minnesota. FOX 9's Se Kwon has the details.
Rainfall this weekend will recharge the soil and help rejuvenate trees and pastures on the Sorg farm in Hastings; but it may be too late to help Randy Sorg with the corn, soybean and alfalfa that he is now harvesting.
FOX 9 is looking at the impact of the drought on our favorite fall activities.
FOX 9's Alex Lehnert has the latest on Minnesota's drought and a look at how the fall colors are shaping up.
An early morning reminder about just how dry it's been, and how ripe conditions are for brush fires. This happened just before 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Highway 169 and Highway 101 in Shakopee. You can see sparks fly out from under a white box truck, cross the road and grow into a grass fire. We sped this video up a bit, but it took just a few minutes in real time to grow into a fire.
After some widespread rain over the past week, FOX 9's Cody Matz takes a look at how it's impacted Minnesota's drought.
Next week brings more comfortable weather and a few more chances for some showers throughout the week.
One year ago the city of Blaine admits it broke rules when it over-pumped water from unpermitted city wells, a decision that left many private well owners without water.
With the lack of rain, it's shaping up to be a stressful summer for plants. There are products homeowners can put on their lawns and in their flower baskets that help them retain moisture, but mostly, it's about knowing when and how much to water them.
This may be a classic "be careful what you wish for" scenario. April was a mostly cool & another very wet month with plenty of sub average temperatures and gloomy conditions. This coming after the wettest winter on record and one of the wettest starts to spring on record. At this point, Minnesotans couldn't scream loud enough to get the gloom to end. Well, Mother Nature heard you and flipped the switch. May ended up anywhere from the 2nd to 5th sunniest on record, depending on where you live in the state, and the rain completely shut down after the first few days.
A dry start to growing season is becoming a growing concern for farmers.
As much of Minnesota is facing dry conditions, a chance of isolated thunderstorms arrives Saturday. However, they'll likely be scattered and not widespread. A cold front will follow into Sunday, before more warm temperatures around the corner early next week.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Warning for large parts of Central and Southern Minnesota until 6 p.m. Sunday due to extreme fire risk conditions.
With the lack of rainfall over the last two years, Christmas tree farmers in Minnesota have been forced to adapt to the changing conditions.
With the lack of rainfall over the last two years, Christmas tree farmers in Minnesota have been forced to adapt.
Despite the light rain earlier this week, the dry conditions in the Twin Cities and much of the southern half of the state continue to get worse. That's after one of the driest 5-month stretches on record, with little relief in sight.