Drought conditions easing up

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Oct 18, 2013 at 6:23 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) The newly updated U.S. Drought Monitor map that was released Thursday shows improving conditions in Stearns County.

Much of the county had been in severe drought for over a month, but the new map improves those conditions to moderate drought.

St. Cloud has received 3.93 inches of rain in October, including .25 of an inch on Thursday, and more precipitation is expected this weekend.

Twenty eight percent of Minnesota is now considered to be in moderate drought conditions.

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