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Drought conditions in Minnesota have increased six percent over the past week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows abnormally dry conditions spreading further into southern Minnesota, and most of the state's increase is in that category. There's moderate drought in the Beltrami/Clearwater County area in northwest Minnesota. The state is in much better shape than in April when 92 percent of Minnesota was in some form of drought.
GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers wants to focus on the upcoming season – but not before clearing the air about his friend, suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun. During the first day of Packers training camp yesterday, Rodgers says he was disappointed Braun lied to him, saying he “trusted him” and that hurt the most. Rodgers says he believes in forgiveness and moving forward.
MANKATO, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings' 2013 training camp is under way in Mankato. Camp offically began yesterday at 10:30 and was followed by a 2:30 practice in the afternoon. Yesterday the team checked in on the campus of Minnesota State University and most everyone was in attendance, including each of the Vikings three first round picks.
MADISON - It was another round of protesters arrested at the State Capitol Building rotunda yesterday.
EAU CLAIRE - Despite what you might think, the economy does not have to be in the tank for the homeless population to rise. In Eau Claire, advocates for the homeless say the number of empty apartments has dropped – and in many cases, rents have increased beyond some people’s ability-to-pay them.
MANKATO, Minn. - The Minnesota Vikings signed all three of their first-round draft picks today, hours before players report to Mankato for training camp. Florida defensive tackle Shariff Floyd was taken 23rd overall, Florida State cornerback Xaiver Rhodes was the 25th pick and Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was taken 29th by New England and traded to Minnesota.
HAGER CITY - The Ellsworth American Legion Post #204 senior baseball team will play in the semifinals of the Gopher State League playoffs this evening at Brown Field. Ellsworth will take on the Roseville Royals. The first pitch is at 6:30 p.m. Ellsworth is the second seed in the tournament bracket and Roseville the third seed. The winner will play in the Gopher State League Championship Sunday at Midway Stadium in St. Paul. That game begins at 5:00 p.m. The winner of the Ellsworth/Roseville game will face either top-seeded Coon Rapids Red or Shoreview, the No. 4 seed.
GREEN BAY - As training camp begins tomorrow, Green Bay Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy says he wants to avoid the injuries that marred last year’s camp. McCarthy told reporters today that he scheduled all but one of the Packers’ 19 camp practices for the morning to help prevent fatigue during the day – and thus prevent injuries.
DEER RIVER, Minn. - Itasca County authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a woman in Deer River. Deputies discovered the woman's body in a home Wednesday morning. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office is doing an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death. The victim has not been identified. Investigators do not believe there is a threat to public safety.
MADISON - Several protesters returned to the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda today, 24-hours after the arrest and citation of at least two dozen protesters. A permit is now required to gather in the building. Several groups were outraged by yesterday’s arrest, which spurned additional protesters today. Another 20 protesters were arrested and cited a 200-dollar ticket for not having a permit.