Much of Central Minnesota and the upper Midwest dealt with a drought last summer. St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis joined me on WJON today. He says we're "out of the woods" in regards to the drought and water shortage.
The ongoing drought throughout Minnesota and North and South Dakota is forcing duck hunters to adjust their plans for this fall. Glen Schmitt from Outdoor News joined me on WJON today. He says we should expect smaller broods of birds and not as many young ducks due to the dry, drought like conditions.
Meteorologist Megan Moulford joined me on WJON today. She says to alleviate the effects of the drought we would need an inch of rain for three straight weeks. She says who is hit hardest by the drought in Minnesota varies depending on the amount of rain they have received this summer.