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Spotting Fires 2,500 Feet Above The Ground

Fighting fires in Minnesota – like the ones burning in the northwestern portion of the state — doesn’t just happen on the ground. It’s also happening in the air; 2500 feet above the ground.


The southwest corner of Karlstad, Minn. (credit: Mary Balzum)

Town Evacuated Over Wildfires In NW Minnesota

The Minnesota Inter Agency Fire Center is reporting that the town of Karlstad in northwestern Minnesota is being evacuated because of a growing wildfire. The town has 760 residents.


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Fire Official: Take Illegal Sky Lanterns Off MN Shelves

You may want to celebrate a summer wedding or graduation with sky lanterns, like those seen in the Disney movie, “Tangled.”


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DNR: Burning Restrictions Begin For Most Of Minn.

Burning restrictions began Monday for 35 Minnesota counties, including Hennepin, Wright and Dakota counties, the Department of Natural Resources said.


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DNR Firefighters Working Around Frozen Lakes

All the rain that came with Monday night’s storms helped dial down the risk of wildfires in the area.


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DNR Imposes New Burning Restrictions

As expected, our unusually warm weather is increasing the danger of wildfires.


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50-Acre Grass Fire Burning In Isanti County

Fire crews are responding to a large grass fire burning just to the southwest of the Dalbo Wildlife Management Area.


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Firefighters Say BWCA Fire 85 Percent Contained

Firefighters in northeastern Minnesota are making progress on containing the wildfire burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.


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BWCAW Wildfire Now 80 Percent Contained

Firefighters in northern Minnesota are making progress on a wildfire that started in August in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. It is now 80 percent contained, up from 78 percent on Sunday.


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Cost Of Battling Wildfire Tops $12 Million

Officials tallying the cost of fighting the widespread wildfire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northeastern Minnesota say expenses have topped $12 million.


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Firefighters Hope To Fully Contain Wildfire By Saturday

Hundreds of firefighters battling the forest fire in northeastern Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area hope to have the blaze fully contained by the end of the week.


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BWCAW Forest Fire Stalls In Cooler Weather

A forest fire that smoldered for nearly a month on the Minnesota-Canada border before exploding this week to cover nearly 160 square miles is laying bare old disagreements over the best way to manage wildfire.


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Minnesota Forest Fire Spreads Plume Far And Wide

A rapidly expanding wildfire in Minnesota’s north woods spread a plume of smoke across the Upper Midwest on Tuesday, with haze smudging the sky as far away as Chicago and Milwaukee, where the Brewers closed their stadium roof before a night game.


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Minnesota Sending 3 Fire Crews To New Mexico

Minnesota is sending three fire crews to New Mexico to help battle wildfires.



Minnesota Sends Fire Crew To Texas

Minnesota is sending a fire crew to help battle wildfires in drought-stricken Texas.


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Wildfire Threat Persists In Minn. Despite Cold

It may be cold and damp across much of Minnesota, but authorities are warning that wildfires are still a danger.


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Fire Restrictions Start Friday In 19 Minn. Counties

In another sign of spring, restrictions on open burning take effect Friday in 19 counties in central Minnesota.