Northern Minnesota on pace for least snowy winter on record
DULUTH -- It will take many more snowfalls like we had this week to put a dent in the drought around Minnesota. The dry spell extends back to last summer and in places like northern Minnesota, a bad situation is growing worse. Steve Gohde, who monitors drought conditions for the National Weather Service, says Duluth is on pace to log one of its least snowy winters on record. Gohde says the city has received about 20 inches of snow this winter, about 40 inches below a typical winter.