UNDATED (WJON News) -- Some significant rainfall Sunday and Monday has eased some of the drought conditions in Minnesota.

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The 2.28 inches of rain in St. Cloud means the dry conditions have improved from extreme drought to severe drought in the Tri-County area.

Most of Stearns County is in a moderate drought with the eastern sliver of Stearns County and a good portion of Benton and Sherburne Counties still in the severe drought category.

Approximately 73% of Minnesota is in a moderate drought and nearly all of the state is considered abnormally dry.





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