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NATION : Drought Crisis Declared in N. Dakota

From Times Wire Services

Officials declared a statewide drought disaster in North Dakota today--the first step in making farmers eligible for federal assistance.

“The 1988 drought never really ended, although we had some relief until just a few weeks ago,” Lt. Gov. Lloyd Omdahl said, in announcing the disaster declaration for Gov. George Sinner, who is out of the state. “Now, we’re back to a very serious situation,” Omdahl said.


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