Drought conditions expand across Minnesota 

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(Minneapolis, MN) -- Drought conditions are getting worse in Minnesota as temperatures continue to rise.

The U.S. Drought Monitor said Anoka County in the north metro and areas near Rochester and St.Cloud have reached extreme drought conditions.

A large area of east central Minnesota and most of the metro area have reached severe drought levels.

The National Weather Service said June was one of the driest on record in the Twin Cities.

Officials said they're concerned about the prolonged heat wave on the way.