MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Burning restrictions have been lifted in all or parts of 32 Minnesota counties thanks to wetter conditions lowering the fire danger, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The following counties have been removed from burning restrictions: Aitkin, Anoka, Becker, Benton, Carlton, Cass, Chisago, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Dakota, Douglas, Isanti, Itasca, Hennepin, Hubbard, Kanabec, Mahnomen, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pine, Polk, Pope, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, Washington and Wright. Restrictions are also lifted in southern St. Louis and southern Beltrami counties.
The DNR said to still check with local authorities to obtain proper permits before burning.
Restrictions remain in Cook, Kittson, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Pennington, Roseau, north St. Louis and north Beltrami counties. But they’re expected to be lifted soon.
Burning permits are available online by clicking here.