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Published August 14, 2012, 05:19 PM

Governor Dalrymple declares emergency

(WDAY TV) -- Gov. Dalrymple has declared an agricultural drought emergency.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

(WDAY TV) -- Gov. Dalrymple has declared an agricultural drought emergency.

There are drought conditions in 50 of the states 53 counties, as well as the five Indian reservations. The declaration requires state agencies to prepare drought response support services.

The U.S. Drought Monitor Index shows that 87 percent of North Dakota is experiencing drought conditions and portions of 20 counties are suffering from severe drought.

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