Sep 20, 2012 at 6:45 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Minn (KNSI) Because fire danger is high to very high across major portions of Minnesota due to the continued drought conditions, the Department of Natural Resources is initiating burning restrictions in northwestern and north-central Minnesota, beginning at 1 a.m. this Sunday.
The counties having limitations placed on campfires and open burning include: Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Cass, Clearwater, Douglas, Hubbard, Kanabec, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Ottertail, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake, Roseau, Stearns, Todd, and Wadena.
Campfires or recreational fires outside municipalities are allowed only in a designated receptacle designed for such use and associated with a residence, staffed campgrounds such as state parks, or resorts.
In addition, no burning permits will be issued to the general public and no use of fireworks will be allowed outside of municipalities.
Temp: 14°F (-10°C)
Wind: Calm N
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