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Drought eases; thin ice is dangerous

By Reed Anfinson
With 2.45 inches of precipitation since Nov. 8, Swift County has seen an easing of drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor map.
The Nov. 8 drought map showed the western 80% of Swift County in a severe drought and the eastern 20% in a moderate drought. Nearly all of Stevens and Chippewa counties were also in a severe drought as was the southwestern third of Pope County.
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