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Tom Meersman • 612-673-7388
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Monday June 30, 2014
State had its wettest June ever, Twin Cities the second. Could summer bring a dry turn?
Farmers’ dreams of “knee high by the 4th of July” were destroyed when hail hit cornfields in mid-June near Leota in southwest Minnesota.
Liz Stahl • University of Minnesota Extension
Dave Johnson and his son, Adam, both from the Alexandria area, step over running water in one of their farm fields.
DAVID BREWSTER file • @startribune.com
This photo shows a flooded field on June 18, 2014, in Mankato, Minn.
Wendy Wilde, KTOE-AM via AP
Corn usually can recover if it’s been underwater for only a day or two, but in many parts of Minnesota the young crops have been destroyed, and it’s getting too late in the summer to replant.
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