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Minnesota prepares for lingering drought

State officials and local governments are preparing for the drought to linger, and even get worse through the fall.

Retired University of Minnesota climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seeley participated in the state drought task force meeting earlier this week. He told MPR News host Cathy Wurzer that based on current models, he’s expecting the drought to persist at least through October.

He also said the state will see fire danger into the fall, and water conservation emphasized statewide.

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