Moderate drought conditions persist, burning restrictions remain

Much of Minnesota remains in high fire danger with low humidity and little rain.

Southern and eastern Beltrami County and all of Cass and Hubbard Counties have been under burning restrictions for more than a week.

No permits will be issued for burning yard waste, no fireworks may be ignited on any public or private land outside of cities, and campfires are only allowed in established fire rings associated with a home, campground, or resort.

The City of Bemidji is following the fireworks rule issued by the DNR, and the Chippewa National Forest is only allowing campfires in CNF-maintained fire rings.

The DNR Commissioner’s burning restriction order remains in effect until terminated and can be viewed in its entirety here.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north-central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment, and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji and enjoys spending her spare time with her son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.


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