The rains that fell across North Dakota in the last week helped alleviate drought in portions of the state. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows a significant decline in D0 or abnormally dry conditions in Dunn and Mercer counties in North Dakota. Much of the northern tier of the state remains in abnormally dry conditions, with D1 or moderate drought conditions spanning across 10 counties and D2 or severe drought conditions spanning across portions of Pierce and Benson counties. In Minnesota, D0 or abnormally dry conditions remain in Kittson and Marshall counties.
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