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MINNESOTA NEWS BRIEFS: Half of Minnesota now in drought

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Drought appears to be returning with a vengeance. The latest report shows half of Minnesota is now in drought, up from 10 percent last week.

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Parts of the Midwest will get some much-needed rain over the next few days, but USDA meteorologist Brad Rippey says Minnesota isn't likely to see much, if any With weeks still to go before harvest, Rippey says a wet September could still be beneficial for fill-in corn and soybeans.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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