Sponsored By
An organization or individual has paid for the creation of this work but did not approve or review it.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

DNR expands burning restrictions

The rapid loss of snow cover in north central Minnesota has promoted the Department of Natural Resources to expand the spring burning restrictions to include an additional 19 Minnesota counties.

The rapid loss of snow cover in north central Minnesota has promoted the Department of Natural Resources to expand the spring burning restrictions to include an additional 19 Minnesota counties.

Burning restrictions will go into affect in nine counties at 8 a.m. Monday with restrictions for the other 10 beginning at 8 a.m. April 15. That increases that total number of restricted counties to 36.

"It is extremely dry and with the warm weather and lack of moisture that makes the situation that much more serious," said George Meadows, department fire prevention specialist. "Fire crews have already been busy responding to a number of wildfires throughout the affected counties."

Counties affected by the Monday burning restrictions include: Cass south of Highway 87; Crow Wing, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pine, Todd and Wadena.

Burning restrictions for the following counties will April 15: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass north of Highway 87, Clearwater, Hubbard, Itasca, Mahnomen and St. Louis south of Highway 1.

ADVERTISEMENT

Restrictions are already in place for Anoka, Benton, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Douglas, Grant, Hennepin, Isanti, Pope, Ramsey, Scott, Sherbume, Stearns, Stevens, Washington and Wright counties.

For more information, call (218) 847-1596.

What To Read Next
Columnist Carol Bradley Bursack lists the various reason why some older adults may begin to shuffle as they age.
The Buffalo Bills safety who suffered a cardiac arrest on Monday Night Football in January is urging people to learn how to save lives the way his was saved.
Josh Sipes was watching an in-flight movie when he became aware the flight crew were asking for help assisting a woman who was experiencing a medical problem.
A Sanford doctor says moderate cold exposure could be the boost people need for their day.