Drought

Agriculture Committee Gives Drought Update

We are now hearing the impact of farmers as about 90% of the state was under severe drought conditions this past summer. 

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota leaders in agriculture gathered Tuesday morning to talk about the recent droughts regions across the state have experienced. We are now hearing the impact of farmers as about 90% of the state was under severe drought conditions this past summer. Back in September, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced a ten million dollar drought relief package…

Apple Fest Still Success for Orchards Despite Crop Shortage

The drought reduced crop yields at apple orchards in Bayfield some as much as 40%.

BAYFIELD, Wis.- The drought reduced crop yields at apple orchards in Bayfield some as much as 40%, so many orchard stands offered fewer apple products at Apple Fest than in years past. “Usually every year we make around 8,000 caramel apples but this year we were only able to do 5,000,” said Madison Gingras, working at the Apple Hill Orchard…

Current Drought Has Campers Thinking Twice Before Venturing North

Campfires Are Still Allowed Within Minnesota State Parks in Designated Fire Rings

SILVER CREEK TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Drought conditions in Northeastern Minnesota are causing some visitors to think ahead before making the trek up the North Shore. For Josh Killen and his 15-year-old son, Cody, visiting from Owatonna, Minnesota, is always something they look forward to. They visit roughly three times a year but have never experienced a camping trip when it’s…