Latest Drought Monitor Shows Improved Conditions

There’s been a slight improvement in dry conditions in the last week across North Dakota and Minnesota. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the line of extreme drought in northwest Minnesota declined in Polk, Red Lake and Pennington Counties. Last week’s rains in portions of North Dakota also reduced the severity of the drought. Yet the above-normal temperatures in the last week do not help the areas that have been in a long-term drought.