The Department of Natural Resources is urging people to be careful with campfires this weekend. The southern half of the state has very little snow cover. That combined with strong winds and highs in the 60s are creating dangerous fire weather conditions.
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High to extreme fire danger continues for parts of Minnesota
Low humidity and high winds are prompting the Department of Natural Resources to elevate the fire danger through the Easter weekend. The National Weather Service has also issued a red flag warning for the western portion of the state because of dangerous fire weather conditions.
Le Sueur County blaze underscores fire danger in southern Minnesota
A grass fire burned more than a thousand acres near Cleveland, Minnesota. Seven departments battled the blaze, which spread through the dry grass so fast one firefighter said it "was like burning gasoline." The DNR warns that the lack of snow cover, low humidity, and high winds make the fire danger high in southern and central counties.
DNR warns of wildfire dangers
The DNR has is urging people to be careful with outdoor fires and requiring them to obtain a permit before burning brush because of unseasonably dry conditions. A fire on Monday in Polk County burned 750 acres of woods and land. Permits are available from local fire wardens or the DNR.
Weather Service warns of fire and frost
The National Weather Service says very dry and windy weather will create elevated to critical fire weather conditions across parts of Minnesota. The southern two-thirds of the state is under the most serious wildfire warning. Separately, frost is possible across much of the state Monday night.
Skunk season arrives in central Minnesota
It's that time of year again when the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources starts getting skunk-related calls. Homeowners with well-tended lawns are fed up with grub-seeking skunks tearing up the grass. The finest yards seem to attract the pesky critters.
Fire danger prompts highest warning from Weather Service
A red flag warning is in effect for most of central and southern Minnesota through Tuesday. The combination of dry conditions, low humidity, strong winds, and high temperatures makes wildfires more likely and means they will spread quickly where they do occur.
Extreme fire risk conditions across much of Minnesota Monday
Warm temps, strong winds and low humidity will create dangerous fire conditions.
High water causes problems on Minnesota recreational trails
The heavy amount of rainfall last month appears to be causing problems for recreational trail users across the state. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said with the upwards of 12 inches of rainfall in different parts of the state last week, there have been rising water levels in lakes, rivers and streams, and reports of washed out roads and trails.
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