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Drought worsens over parts of Red River Valley

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FARGO - The drought intensified in portions of the Red River Valley as areas now are classified in the extreme category.

That designation, in an updated Drought Monitor issued Thursday, applies to an area of the central and northern Red River Valley and northwest Minnesota.

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The persistent drought is diminishing river levels, with some tributaries and streams slowing to a trickle, and topsoil has dried considerably.

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