All of North Dakota is now experiencing either abnormally dry or some form of drought conditions. Extreme drought conditions increased two percent this past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor puts nearly 85 percent of the state in that category. In South Dakota, dry conditions once again remain mixed this week, with 21 percent of the state in extreme drought. The northwestern and north-central regions are the driest. A small pocket in east-central South Dakota has no dryness. Sixty-three percent of Minnesota has good moisture, with the far southern and northwestern areas either abnormally dry or in moderate drought. The exception comes in Kittson and Marshall counties, where there is severe drought.
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