Red Flag Warning today

A Red Flag Warning is in effect today for Beltrami, Clearwater, Cass, and Hubbard Counties.

Strong winds and low humidity are creating ideal conditions for wildfire.

Many counties in northern and western Minnesota are under the expanded warning, including:

Becker, Clay, Cook, Crow Wing,  Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Lake Of The Woods, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, St. Louis, Wadena and Wilkin.

The Red Flag Warning remains in effect today for Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake and Roseau counties.

The National Weather Service indicates that relative humidity could be as low as 19 percent, temperatures in the 90s, and wind speeds in the 20s.

Burning is prohibited today in affected counties.

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 all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University. You can follow along with Larissa's live tweets of meetings and events on Twitter!

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