UNDATED -- Minnesota's drought conditions improved slightly over the last week.

Much of northern Minnesota remains in extreme drought conditions while southern Minnesota has received much-needed rain over the past week and is either in abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions.

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Benton, Sherburne and the eastern half of Stearns County remain in severe drought despite some recent rainfall.

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Nearly 59% of Minnesota is in at least severe drought, down from 65% last week and a small swath of northwestern Minnesota is considered experiencing exceptional drought.


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