Minnesota’s drought persists

Minnesota’s drought continues to worsen, with more than 22 percent of the state in extreme drought, an increase from last week’s 18.5 percent.

Rain predictions show about an inch of rain across northern Minnesota this week.

The extreme drought includes most of Beltrami, Hubbard and Clearwater counties, with fire danger remaining very high.

Surface water levels are low, so boaters are urged to use caution on area lakes and accesses.

Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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