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Kelly Benson, a chemist in the North Dakota State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory campus, prepares forage samples for nitrate testing. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Testing times: Drought means watching forage, water
5 hours 46 min ago
July 12, 2017
Riley Schriefer, left, asks a question of Gov. Doug Burgum at town hall meeting Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Golden Valley. Schriefer, a Golden Valley rancher, asked about grazing and haying in wildlife management areas in the open forum meeting that attracted nearly 100 people from drought stricken areas in North Dakota. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Farmers, ranchers tell Burgum hay next to nothing in western ND
July 12, 2017 - 8:52pm
July 6, 2017
Forum News Service file photo of the afternoon sun shining on a wheat field along Highway 81 south of Fargo. David Samson / The Forum
Extreme heat broils the Dakotas and Montana, flash drought takes toll on wheat crop
July 6, 2017 - 1:30pm
June 26, 2017
Field peas had three or four pods and peas in them in mid-June. Farmer Pete Severson of Onida, S.D., wondered if rains would produce more blossoms on for better production. Photo taken June 13, 2017, near Onida, S.D. Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service
Central SD farmer sees 4-year drought 'rotation'
June 26, 2017 - 6:54am
June 22, 2017
Cattle graze in Morton County, N.D., on June 20, 2017. Pastures in western North Dakota are showing the effects of a spreading and worsening drought. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Parts of the Dakotas and Montana are now in extreme drought, the only such spots in the US
June 22, 2017 - 1:26pm
June 8, 2017
Most parts of this hay field outside of Richardton, N.D., hasn't grown enough to cut by June 5, 2017. All of North Dakota and large areas of South Dakota and Montana are abnormally dry or in drought conditions, leading ranchers to sell off cattle to make up for low feed supplies. Jenny Schlecht / Forum News Service
Drought conditions lead to herd trimming across region
June 8, 2017 - 2:18pm
April 12, 2015
Fire Weather Watch on Monday
April 12, 2015 - 9:30pm
March 26, 2015
Moderate Drought Conditions Continue
March 26, 2015 - 10:50am
February 5, 2015
Dry conditions continue for eastern North Dakota
February 5, 2015 - 2:19pm
September 12, 2013
In this Aug. 3, 2012 photo, Tony Frost, of Frost Farms, surveys a pond in the cattle pasture that serves as the water source for his cattle that has nearly dried up in Tallula, Ill. After months of drought, the central Illinois creeks and ponds that the 300 cows and calves drink from on the farm are dry or close to it. Frost has to buy and haul water, about 4,000 gallons a day, split up in four trips to different pastures. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Severe drought expands in Minnesota, Wisconsin
September 12, 2013 - 1:04pm
August 24, 2013
Dry conditions envelop Bemidji, area: lack of rain brings added fire danger
August 24, 2013 - 1:48am
August 12, 2013
Some Minnesota trees are suffering from drought
August 12, 2013 - 10:49am
December 11, 2012
Blane Klemek, area wildlife supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, points to the entrance of an abandoned beaver lodge in a pond northeast of Detroit Lakes. The frozen shores of the pond have receded because of the drought. Klemek said it’s likely the beavers migrated to a pond or lake that has more water. Tom Robertson | MPR Photo
Winter yields evidence drought is affecting wildlife
December 11, 2012 - 11:27pm
December 4, 2012
Rain no match for drought in Minnesota
December 4, 2012 - 12:31am
November 9, 2012
Corps will not draw down Homme Lake
November 9, 2012 - 1:50am
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