Statewide drought continues

It has been said that the best way to end a drought is to write about how dry it is. We hope that by the time the Newsletter is actually published, all that can be heard is the sound of people building arks. Sooo, how dry is it?

It's so dry that long lines of camels laden with casks of lutefisk being led by men in turbans speaking something other than a Scandinavian language have been seen on the horizon in Beltrami County......

It's so dry that the only place mosquitoes could lay their eggs in Houston County is in partially emptied, momentarily unattended beer cans at outdoor social events.......

It's so dry in Itasca County that walleyes were lined up along the county roads this spring with their fins sticking out in hopes of catching a ride upstream to spawn.....

Yes, it is very dry, and the drought goes on.

Editor's note: This humorous piece was written by Alan Jones back in 1987. We ran it again in 1991 and it reappears in 2003. Minnesota is no stranger to drought.