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  • Mark Seeley: Wet weather speaks to broader climate trend
    Climatologist Mark Seeley says all this wet weather is part of a broader precipitation trend in Minnesota -- a trend representative of a changing climate. Both the "character and quantity" of Minnesota's precipitation is changing, he told MPR's Cathy Wurzer.June 20, 2014
  • Rain causes sewage to spill into lakes, rivers
    Excessive rain water caused sewage system overflows and backups Thursday --- spilling some sewage into Lake Minnetonka bays, the Mississippi River, Medicine Lake and Bassett Creek in Plymouth, according to the Metropolitan Council.June 20, 2014
  • Record-breaking deluge brings 35-county emergency declaration
    In Minnesota history, the 25 inches of rain that has fallen through June 20 passes the previous record year of 2001 by over 4 inches. Nearly a year's worth of rain has fallen on the Twin Cities in the first six months of 2014, the National Weather Service said.June 20, 2014
  • Photos: Kayaker braves raging Minnehaha Falls
    Professional kayaker Hunt Jennings (backed by his professional safety team) took on the teeming waters of Minnehaha Falls Thursday evening, the same day Minnehaha Creek's water level reached an all-time record high, rising more than a foot and a half.June 19, 2014
  • After the rains, a grueling cleanup on the farm
    Rain and hail have made a mess of thousands of acres of Minnesota farmland, so much so that U.S. Agriculture Department officials are out assessing the toll. They don't have a state-wide damage estimate yet, but farmers don't need an official assessment to know that the storms have created a lot of extra work.June 19, 2014
  • Houseboat vacationers undaunted by northern Minnesota rain
    As waters rise in Rainy Lake, resort owners watch docks wash away and Boise paper mill workers stack sandbags around generators in their flooding powerhouse, there's one industry on Minnesota's northern border that's not affected: houseboat rentals.June 19, 2014
  • Live updates: Breaking weather news
    As record rains inundate Minnesota, you can use this live blog to keep up with breaking news about flash flood alerts, road closures and forecasts.June 19, 2014
  • It just keeps raining. And raining.
    Record rainfalls Thursday added to what's been a miserable week of rain, causing flooded streets, farm fields and homes.June 19, 2014
  • Minnehaha Creek out of its banks in some areas due to heavy rain
    Telly Mamayek, communications director for the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District, joins The Daily Circuit to give us the latest on flooding in the Twin Cities.The Daily Circuit, June 19, 2014
  • The latest on statewide flooding
    The latest research on our changing climate.The Daily Circuit, June 19, 2014
  • Rains bring mudslide outside U hospital; Dayton declares emergency in 35 counties
    Minnesotans across the state woke up to thunder and torrential rain Thursday that triggered flash flooding and dangerous driving conditions in some places.June 19, 2014
  • Metro flash flood warning in effect as rain falls and falls
    "The weather insanity continues this morning around Minnesota," writes Paul Huttner on Updraft. Multiple flash flood warnings are in effect. This time the Twin Cities metro gets in on the action, as 2″ to 4″ of rain has already fallen in parts of the metro this morning.June 19, 2014
  • Storms damage crops but may ease drought
    Flooding rains and hail have caused millions of dollars of damage to homes, roads and crops in southwest Minnesota. In some areas, the downpours may also provide a benefit. City officials in Luverne and Worthington have been struggling to provide tap water due to low ground water supplies after two years of drought. But Luverne City Administrator John Call said the big storms will change that.June 18, 2014
  • U of Minn. rowing team rescues woman in Mississippi River
    University of Minnesota women's rowing coach Wendy Davis and two team members were in a motorboat when they spotted the woman, waist-deep in the water and clutching a tree.June 18, 2014
  • To protect Boise paper, engineers weigh limit to dam flows
    Minnesota's northern border lakes and rivers are at record levels, and with more rain in the forecast, dam engineers are contemplating an unusual move to help protect the Boise paper mill.June 18, 2014

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