Spring burning restrictions end in NW Minnesota; normal permit process resumes tonight
Normal burning permits go into effect at 6 p.m. today in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Cass, Polk Red Lake and Mahnomen counties, now that spring burning restrictions have been lifted for all Minnesota counties.a.
The expected May 26 restriction ending was moved up because of widespread rain, according to a news release.
Burning permits may be issued for hand-piled debris and running grass less than one acre for up to three days. Hours are 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. Permits must be activated each evening before burning.
Daytime burns, running fires and large slash piles require a variance permit approved by a forester.
Campfires do not require a permit.