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Even after the snow, wildfires burn in northwestern MN

Last week's snowfall helped firefighters, but was not enough to extinguish several blazes burning in northwestern Minnesota. The largest is a fire near Red Lake that has burned more than 38 square miles and is about 30 percent contained.
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Cold, wet weather has helped, but 150 firefighters are battling a blaze burning near Red Lake. The fire is threatening a major power line and some hunting cabins. It was about 30 percent contained as of Sunday.

The state's Incident Command System is also monitoring six other fires burning in the region.

The Department of Natural Resources is warning of fire danger and is not issuing burning permits in most Minnesota counties.

Last week a wildfire forced the evacuation of much of the town of Karlstad and destroyed 11 homes there.

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