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The low spots in this corn field north of Willmar, Minn., along Kandiyohi County Road 41 show some trace of the recent rains, but much of Kandiyohi County remains in drought. Ron Adams/West Central Tribune

West-central Minnesota still in drought

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WILLMAR, Minn. - Even with the numerous heavy wet snows in April and May and seemingly abundant rainfall, west-central Minnesota is still in a moderate to severe drought.

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The U.S. Drought Monitor released Thursday shows that severe drought conditions remain in portions of Renville, Redwood and Yellow Medicine counties. The severe-rated area is just 0.87 percent of the state’s land, but it is a significant portion of those three counties.

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